Videos/Podcasts of Events
UVA Law student Kendall Burchard and professors Anne Coughlin, Kimberly Ferzan and George Rutherglen discuss the origins of the law of sexual harassment, its current state and its future. This event was part of Diversity Week at UVA Law.
Dr. Marc D. Lewis, a neuroscientist who questions whether addiction is a disease in a scientific sense, gave the 17th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry. He argued that addiction is better understood as a learning process, drawing on case histories, including his own, to support his arguments. Dr. Nassima Ait-Daoud, director of the UVA Center for Addiction Research and Education, offered a response to Lewis's argument. UVA Law professor Richard J. Bonnie introduced the speakers.
Following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff, his former Supreme Court clerk, Justice Breyer spoke about his book on keeping a global perspective in law. A Q&A follows his talk.
Robbie Pomeroy '19 shares a day in his life as a second-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Leading litigators and scholars discussed professor Brandon L. Garrett's new book, "End Of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice." The book analyzes data on over two decades of death sentences to both explore causes of the decline in American death sentencing and its implications for the future of criminal justice reform. The panelists were death penalty lawyer David Bruck of Washington & Lee Law School; Robin Konrad of the Death Penalty Information Center; Evan Mandery of John Jay College and author of "A Wild Justice"; and Carol Steiker of Harvard Law School and the Criminal Justice Policy Program, and co-author of "Courting Justice." UVA Law professor Steve Braga served as moderator.
Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak, senior litigation associate at Hogan Lovells, describes her experiences working in immigration litigation from the perspective of a lawyer working for a big law firm. She has briefed, argued and won cases before multiple courts of appeals, including recent challenges to the Trump administration's "travel ban" executive orders. This speech was the keynote address of the Virginia Journal of International Law's 2018 symposium, "Immigration and Ideology: International Responses to Migration." Kevin Donovan, UVA Law senior assistant dean for career services, introduced Sinzdak.
U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin '86 spoke at UVA Law before receiving the inaugural UVA Black Law Students Association Alumni Spotlight Award. McEachin, who has represented Virginia's 4th Congressional District since 2017, spoke about his career in Virginia politics and gave advice for students interested in pursuing political careers. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced McEachin.
Law enforcement experts critique community policing and police culture during a panel discussion at the Law School. Panelists include Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota, Florida, Police Department; Joe Brann, founder and CEO of Joseph Brann & Associates; professor Rachel Harmon; and Charles Ramsey, a former Philadelphia police commissioner and former chief of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police. The panel was moderated by Timothy Longo, adjunct professor and senior program director of public safety administration at the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The event was sponsored by the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.
The University of Virginia and the Law School honored the legacy of its first black student, Gregory Swanson. The ceremony also included the presentation to law students Jah Akande and Toccara Nelson of the Inaugural Gregory H. Swanson Award, which recognizes students who embody courage, perseverance and commitment to justice. Speakers included Professors Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law; Dean Risa Goluboff; Monifa Love Asante, associate professor of English and modern languages at Bowie State University; Evans D. Hopkins, author and chair of the Swanson Legacy Committee; Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia; and Frank M. Conner III '81, rector of the University of Virginia.
Professor Deborah Hellman moderates the panel "Loving as a Means of Social and Legal Transformation" with Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui of UVA Law, and Professors Melissa Murray and Angela Onwuachi-Willig of the University of California, Berkeley. The event was part of a Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law symposium examining the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia on its 50th anniversary.
Professor Micah Schwartzman moderates the panel "Loving’s Promise for LGBTQ Communities" with Holning S. Lau of the University of North Carolina School of Law, Doug NeJaime of Yale Law School and Catherine Smith of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The event was part of a Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law symposium examining the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia on its 50th anniversary.
Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew moderates the panel "Loving’s Meaning" with Katherine Franke of Columbia University, Randall L. Kennedy of Harvard Law School and Robin A. Lenhardt of Fordham Law School. The event was part of a Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law symposium examining the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia on its 50th anniversary.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, delivers the keynote address at "Loving: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
LL.M. and S.J.D. students from Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Kuwait, Panama, Thailand and Vietnam describe their experience in the Graduate Studies program at UVA Law in their own words.
Family, friends and the UVA Law community memorialize Richard Austin Merrill, seventh dean of the Law School, who died Oct. 26, 2017.
Crystal Shin '10, director of the Program in Law and Public Service, discusses the features of the program.
Jason Dugas '01, UVA Law's assistant dean for academic services and the registrar, explains the "fixed" exam process.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law share what they are thankful for.
We asked students, faculty and alumni for their top tips for preparing and taking exams.
UVA Law professors Rich Schragger and Molly Brady, and Yishai Blank, professor of law at Tel-Aviv University, discuss if cities have — or should have — free speech rights that override restrictive state laws.
A panel of national security experts discusses what actions constitute a "cyber attack," when a state can respond to a cyber attack through the use of armed force and how the Law of Armed Conflict applies to cyber attacks and state responses. The panel consists of Col. Gary Corn, staff judge advocate to the United States Cyber Command; retired Col. Gary Brown, former staff judge advocate to the United States Cyber Command; retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap Jr., executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University; and Capt. Todd Huntley, faculty at the Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School.
UVA Law professor Brandon Garrett delivers a chair lecture on his new book, "End of Its Rope," to mark his appointment as the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs. "End of Its Rope" describes analyses of hand-collected national data on death sentences from 1990 to 2016.
Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed delivered the McCorkle Lecture on "Black Citizenship, Law, and the Founding."
UVA Law professor Barbara Armacost gives an overview of the police response to the violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville on Aug. 11-12. She also describes her experiences as a legal observer during the protests.
A panel of UVA Law faculty advises 1L students on selecting electives for their spring semester. The panel features UVA Law professors Deborah Hellman, George Geis and Crystal Shin, and Dean Risa Goluboff.