Faculty Available for Comment on 2017 Supreme Court Term

Supreme Court
October 2, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2017-18 Supreme Court term. The list will be updated as more cases are announced.

 

Artis v. District of Columbia

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

Ayestas v. Davis

Garrett's research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, scientific evidence, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law.

Carpenter v. U.S.

Bamzai’s primary teaching and research interests are in the fields of civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime.  

Coughlin's primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, feminist jurisprudence and law and humanities.

Turner, co-founder of the Center for National Security Law, has taught undergraduate courses at Virginia on international law, U.S. foreign policy, the Vietnam War and foreign policy and the law in what is now the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.

Collins v. Virginia

Coughlin's primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, feminist jurisprudence and law and humanities.

Currier v. Virginia

Garrett's research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, scientific evidence, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law.

Brown teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication and Evidence at UVA Law, among other courses.

District of Columbia v. Wesby

Coughlin's primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, feminist jurisprudence and law and humanities.

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis; Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris; National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

Rutherglen teaches admiralty, civil procedure, employment discrimination and professional responsibility.

Verkerke is a professor of law and director of the Program for Employment and Labor Law Studies at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Gill v. Whitford

Gilbert teaches courses on legislation, election law, direct democracy and judicial decision-making. 

Kendrick's work focuses on torts, property rights and freedom of expression, particularly the scope and structure of free speech rights.

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Gilbert teaches courses on legislation, election law, direct democracy and judicial decision-making. 

Janus v AFSCHME

Verkerke is a professor of law and director of the Program for Employment and Labor Law Studies at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Jennings v. Rodriguez

Cope’s research focuses on international relations and international law, including how domestic law and politics impact international institutions.

Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC

Rutherglen teaches admiralty, civil procedure, employment discrimination and professional responsibility.

Stephan is an expert on international business, international dispute resolution and comparative law, with an emphasis on Soviet and post-Soviet legal systems. 

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Kendrick's work focuses on torts, property rights and freedom of expression, particularly the scope and structure of free speech rights. 

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

Schwartzman teaches constitutional law and the First Amendment (Religion Clauses). His areas of interest include law and religion, jurisprudence and political philosophy.

Murphy v. Smith

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense

Livermore's primary teaching and research interests are in administrative law, computational analysis of legal texts, environmental law, cost-benefit analysis and regulation.

Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

Bamzai’s primary teaching and research interests are in the fields of civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime. 

Patchak v. Zinke

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

Stephan is an expert on international business, international dispute resolution and comparative law, with an emphasis on Soviet and post-Soviet legal systems.

Sessions v. Dimaya

Cope’s research focuses on international relations and international law, including how domestic law and politics impact international institutions.

Trump v. Int'l Refugee Assistance Project; Trump v. Hawaii

Cope’s research focuses on international relations and international law, including how domestic law and politics impact international institutions.

Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has argued before the Supreme Court five times.

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