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Commencement Addresses by Dean Risa Goluboff, Katharine Janes ’21 and Justice Cleo Powell ’82
Dean Risa Goluboff, former Student Bar Association President Katharine Janes ’21 and Supreme Court of Virginia Justice Cleo Powell ’82 deliver remarks for the prerecorded portion of Final Exercises for the Class of 2021. (University of Virginia School of Law, May 23, 2021)
Charge to the Class of 2021, With Professor Rachel Harmon
UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon delivers the Charge to the Class of 2021, following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This annual tradition offers parting words of wisdom to the graduating class. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 30, 2021)
PLACE and Power: The Environment and Native American Rights
Professors Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado) and Gerald Torres (Yale School of the Environment) discuss issues at the intersection of environmental governance and the rights and interests of Native American peoples, including threats to lands and other natural and cultural resources, such as Bears Ears, and the exclusion of historic tribal uses from publicly managed lands, such as the Grand Canyon. The talk is the fourth event in the "PLACE and Power" series sponsored by the Program in Law, Communities and the Environment; the Virginia Environmental Law Journal; and the Virginia Environmental Law Forum. UVA Law professors Michael Livermore and Jon Cannon introduced and moderated the event. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 22, 2021)
Value Creation by Business Lawyers
Columbia Law School professor Ronald J. Gilson discusses his article, “Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing,” for the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford's Tsilly Dagon host the event, and Penn Law professor Michael Knoll comments on Gilson’s work. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 16, 2021)
Opportunities for Advocacy and Healing After the Chauvin Verdict
UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon, UVA Police Diversity Officer Cortney Hawkins and Batten School Social Equity Advisor Marrissa Jones co-moderate a panel directly following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This panel featured a discussion of the verdict between community organizers, activists and scholars with expertise in organizing advocacy efforts, collective healing and trust-building in response to instances of racial injustice. The panelists are UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin; Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy at UVA's Batten School; Burke Brownfeld, founder of Sig Global Services; Gene Cash, founder and CEO of Counseling Alliance of Virginia; Wyatt Rolla, interim director of the civil rights and racial justice program at the Legal Aid Justice Center; Valerie Lemmie, director of exploratory research at the Kettering Foundation; and Tia Sherèe Gaynor, an assistant professor of the University of Cincinnati and founding director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. This event was the third of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 20, 2021)
Navigating the Derek Chauvin Trial: The Law and Policing
UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin and Batten School professor Brian N. Williams co-moderate a panel discussion of legal experts discussing a range of police topics, including the history of the profession, its culture, standards and training, accountability mechanisms and future efforts to reform. The panelists are Professor Rachel Harmon, director of the UVA Law Center for Criminal Justice; Shannon Dion, director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Harvey Powers, director of the Division of Law Enforcement for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service; Gary Cordner, academy director for the Baltimore Police Department; and DeAnza Cook, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. This event was the second of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 14, 2021)
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