Videos/Podcasts Archive

Robbie Pomeroy
A Day in the Life of a UVA Law Student
February 28, 2018

Robbie Pomeroy '19 shares a day in his life as a second-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Book Panel on Professor Brandon Garrett's "End of Its Rope"
Book Panel on Professor Brandon Garrett's "End of Its Rope"
February 22, 2018

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
Big Law, Big Impact: The Role of Private Sector Lawyers in Immigration Law
February 20, 2018

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.

Rep. A. Donald McEachin
U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin '86 Receives BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award
February 19, 2018

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.

The State of Community Policing and the Future of Police Reform
The State of Community Policing and the Future of Police Reform
February 6, 2018

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.

Anne Coughlin, Kimberly Ferzan and George Rutherglen
From "He Said, She Said" to "Me, Too": Successes and Shortcomings in the Law of Sexual Harassment
February 5, 2018

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.

Commemorating Gregory H. Swanson and the Integration of UVA
Commemorating Gregory H. Swanson and the Integration of UVA
February 5, 2018

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.

Loving's Meaning
Loving’s Meaning
January 26, 2018

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.

Loving as a Means of Social and Legal Transformation
Loving as a Means of Social and Legal Transformation
January 26, 2018

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.

Loving’s Promise for LGBTQ Communities
Loving’s Promise for LGBTQ Communities
January 26, 2018

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.

Erwin Chemerinsky
Loving v. Virginia as a Triumph and Failure of the Supreme Court
January 25, 2018

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."

Studying for an LL.M. or S.J.D. at UVA Law
Studying for an LL.M. or S.J.D. at UVA Law
January 10, 2018

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.

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Merrill Memorial
Remembering Dean Richard A. Merrill
January 5, 2018

Family, friends and the UVA Law community memorialize Richard Austin Merrill, seventh dean of the Law School, who died Oct. 26, 2017.

The Law and Public Service Program
The Law and Public Service Program
December 7, 2017

Crystal Shin '10, director of the Program in Law and Public Service, discusses the features of the program.

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Exams
How to Take a Fixed Exam
December 6, 2017

Jason Dugas '01, UVA Law's assistant dean for academic services and the registrar, explains the "fixed" exam process.

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UVA Law Gives Thanks
UVA Law Gives Thanks
November 28, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law share what they are thankful for.

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What's Your Exam Advice?
What's Your Exam Advice?
November 28, 2017

We asked students, faculty and alumni for their top tips for preparing and taking exams.

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Rich Schragger, Molly Brady and Yishai Blank
Do Cities Have Free Speech Rights?
November 15, 2017

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.

Cyber and the Law of Armed Conflict
Cyber and the Law of Armed Conflict
November 15, 2017

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.

End of Its Rope: What Explains the Decline in American Death Sentences?
November 14, 2017

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.

Black Citizenship, Law, and the Founding
November 9, 2017

Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed delivered the McCorkle Lecture on "Black Citizenship, Law, and the Founding."

Barbara Armacost
White Supremacy, Protest and Policing
November 3, 2017

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.

Choosing Electives for 1Ls
Choosing Electives for 1Ls
November 2, 2017

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.

Challenges Facing Journalists
Challenges Facing Journalists
October 20, 2017

A panel of journalists discusses challenges they face in reporting truthfully and objectively.

Cynthia Nicoletti and her book
Cynthia Nicoletti Discusses Her Book, "Secession on Trial"
October 16, 2017

UVA Law Professor Cynthia Nicoletti discusses her new book, "Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis." The book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the

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