- Albert Clark Tate, Jr., Professor of Law
Leslie Kendrick joined the faculty in 2008. Her research focuses primarily on freedom of expression. She teaches courses in torts, property and constitutional law.
Kendrick received a B.A. in classics and English as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her master's and doctorate in English literature at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. In law school at UVA, she served as essays development editor for the Virginia Law Review and received the Margaret G. Hyde Award, the Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship, the Law School Alumni Association Best Note Award, the Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, the Food & Drug Law Institute H. Thomas Austern Short Paper Award, and the Virginia State Bar Family Law Book Award. Before joining the faculty, Kendrick clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice David Hackett Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2014, she received the Carl McFarland Prize for outstanding scholarship by a junior faculty member.
Scholarship Profile: A Fresh Look at the First Amendment (Virginia Journal 2016)
- J.D.University of Virginia School of Law2006
- D.Phil.Oxford University2003
- M.Phil.Oxford University2000
- B.A.University of North Carolina1998
"How Much Does Speech Matter?" 129 Harv. L. Rev. 997 (2016).
"First Amendment Expansionism," 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1199 (2015) (symposium).
"Free Speech and Guilty Minds," 114 Colum. L. Rev. 1255 (2014).
“Nonsense on Sidewalks: Content Discrimination in McCullen v Coakley,” 2014 Sup. Ct. Rev. 215.
"Content Neutrality and Compelling Interests: The October 2010 Term," 98 Va. L. Rev. in Brief 14 (2012).
"The Lockean Rights of Bequest and Inheritance," 17 Legal Theory 145 (2011).
"FDA's Regulation of Prescription Drug Labeling: A Role for Implied Preemption," 62 Food & Drug L. J. 227 (2007).
"A Test for Criminally Instructional Speech," 91 Va. L. Rev. 1973 (2005).