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Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here.

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here.
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Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here.

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Defending the Judiciary: A Call for Justice, Truth and Diversity on the Bench

4/12/2019
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Judge Carlton W. Reeves '89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, delivered a defense of the role federal courts play in ensuring justice and truth for marginalized groups throughout the United States. He also argued for the importance of ensuring diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on the federal bench. Reeves gave this lecture after receiving the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 11, 2019)

Duration:01:04:19

How We Win: The Path Forward in Congress on Climate Change

4/5/2019
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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse '82 of Rhode Island came to the Law School to address the state of climate change politics in the U.S. Congress and the institutional forces obstructing progress being made on that front. This speech was the 2019 Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 5, 2019)

Duration:00:50:08

International Human Rights UVA Law

3/25/2019
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Professor Camilo Sánchez, director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-director of UVA Law’s Human Rights Program, describes the school’s curricular and clinical offerings in the international human rights field. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2019 Admitted Students Open House. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 22, 2019)

Duration:00:23:12

Reforming Redistricting: Commissions, Litigation & Gerrymandering

3/8/2019
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A panel of activists, academics and litigators discussed various approaches to redistricting reform, with a particular focus on the current efforts in Virginia to set up a less-partisan redistricting commission. The panel featured Brian Cannon, executive director at OneVirginia2021; Henry Chambers ’91, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law; Mark Gaber, director of trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center; and Rebecca Green, professor at William & Mary Law School. The...

Duration:01:08:10

“Renewing American Politics,” With Gen. Wesley K. Clark

3/4/2019
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Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark came to the Law School for a nonpartisan discussion encouraging young adults to enter the modern political arena. He provided an overview of recent American political history and sketched out some of the challenges facing future American leaders. The speech was sponsored by the Student Legal Forum. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 1, 2019)

Duration:00:46:39

#MeToo and the Federal Judiciary

3/1/2019
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Judge Pamela Harris of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Slate Editor Dahlia Lithwick discussed sexual harassment in the judiciary. Professor Anne Coughlin moderated the discussion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panel. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 25, 2019)

Duration:01:27:40

The Status of American Civil Rights

2/27/2019
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J. Richard Cohen ’79, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses the work of his organization and the current status of civil rights in America. Cohen spoke at the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 22, 2019)

Duration:00:38:02

Thinking Ahead About the Judiciary

2/27/2019
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Leading jurists from across the country discussed the long-term effects of the current presidential administration on the judiciary. They also discuss why judges are so central to the future of American democracy. The panel featured Associate Justice Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court; Judge Pamela Harris, Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Carlton Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi; and Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, Third U.S. Circuit Court...

Duration:01:21:10

Following the Judiciary

2/27/2019
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Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, discussed the importance of who serves on the courts and why progressives may be interested in following the judiciary closely. This was the keynote speech at the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 23, 2019)

Duration:00:45:05

Wellness at Virginia’s Law Schools

2/12/2019
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The deans of Virginia’s law schools describe their efforts to address law student wellness and mental health across the state for the first Law Student Wellness Summit. The panel featured Dean Sandra McGlothlin of the Appalachian School of Law; Dean Davison M. Douglas of William and Mary Law School; Associate Dean Victoria Huber of George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School; Dean Keith Faulkner of Liberty University School of Law; interim Dean Douglas Cook of Regent University School of Law;...

Duration:01:24:00

Joining the Movement to End Mass Incarceration

2/11/2019
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Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s district attorney, discusses his efforts to address issues of mass incarceration. He encouraged law students to get involved in the progressive prosecutor movement. His speech was the keynote address of the 2019 Shaping Justice conference at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Krasner. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 8, 2019)

Duration:00:49:53

A View From the Boardroom, With J. Travis Laster ‘95

2/6/2019
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J. Travis Laster ’95, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, discusses his experiences overseeing legal disputes in an age of increasing shareholder activism from mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate activists. The Delaware Court of chancery is widely recognized as the pre-eminent forum for corporate legal disputes, because the majority of U.S. businesses are incorporated in the state. (University of Virginia School of Law, February 1, 2019)

Duration:00:46:18

The 2019 Unified Journal Tryout Process

2/4/2019
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The editors of UVA Law’s student-run journals introduced first-year students to their publications and described the journal tryout process. The panel included Victoria Granda and Campbell Haynes of the Virginia Law Review, Nick Styles of the Virginia Journal of International Law, MacLane Taggart of the Virginia Tax Review, Bonnie Cantwell of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Lindsay Fisher of the Journal of Law & Politics, Siarra Rogers of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the...

Duration:00:45:43

How Should the Law Approach Social Media Abuses?

1/29/2019
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Yale law professor Jack Balkin gives an overview of the impacts that social media technologies have had on democratic institutions. He explores some possible legal and societal responses to the challenges posed by social media, such as disinformation and widespread data collection. This speech was the keynote address at UVA Law’s conference: “Digital Democracy: The Threat and Promise of Technology for Democratic Institutions." (University of Virginia School of Law, Jan. 25, 2018)

Duration:00:55:02

International Law and the Judiciary, 31st Sokol Colloquium

1/23/2019
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At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Notre Dame Law professor A.J. Bellia and UVA Law professors Paul Stephan and John Harrison discussed international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Jan. 11, 2019)

Duration:01:36:02

The Fourth Restatement’s Ambitions

1/23/2019
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At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania law professor Jean Galbraith, Northwestern law professor Jide Nzelibe and UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discussed the ambitions of the fourth restatement with moderator and UVA law professor Mila Versteeg. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Jan....

Duration:01:24:26

The Fourth Restatement and International Law

1/23/2019
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At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, George Washington law professor Ed Swaine, UC Davis law professor Bill Dodge and Russian Association of International Law professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov discussed international law with moderator and UVA Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” (University of Virginia School of Law,...

Duration:01:14:25

Limits on Jurisdiction, 31st Sokol Colloquium

1/23/2019
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At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Duke law professor Ralf Michaels, Indiana University law professor Austen Parrish, Fordham law professor Thomas Lee and UC Hastings law professor Chimène Keitner discussed limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and UVA law professor Anne Woolhandler. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” (University...

Duration:01:36:07

Limits on Jurisdiction, 31st Sokol Colloquium

1/23/2019
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At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Duke law professor Ralf Michaels, Indiana University law professor Austen Parrish, Fordham law professor Thomas Lee and UC Hastings law professor Chimène Keitner discussed limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and UVA law professor Anne Woolhandler. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” (University...

Duration:01:36:07

Sovereign Immunity, 31st Sokol Colloquium

1/23/2019
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At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Rutgers law professor Beth Stephens, Georgetown law professor David Stewart and University of Michigan law professor Kristina Daugirdas discussed sovereign immunity with moderator and United Kingdom Court of Appeals Lord Justice (ret.) Sir Jack Beatson. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” (University of Virginia School...

Duration:01:21:59