A Generation Looks Back at Brown in New Book2/27/09 - A new book edited by a pair of Law School professors explores the profound impact the Brown v. Board of Education decision had on the generation that grew up during the struggle against segregation.
Experts Debate Success of Digital Millennium Copyright Act2/26/09 - The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, now more than 10 years old, has been both a blessing and a curse to users and producers of technology and media, according to panelists who spoke Friday at a Virginia Journal of Law and Technology symposium. Included in the Law School event panel were Siva Vaidhyanathan, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, Law School associate professor Dotan Oliar, and Ann Chaitovitz, the executive director of the Future of Music Coalition.
President John Casteen Delivers Annual State of the University Address2/4/09 - U.Va. President John T. Casteen III called for the University to
Harry Harding Named Founding Dean of U.Va.'s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy1/30/09 - Harry Harding, one of America's preeminent China scholars, will become the first dean of the University of Virginia's Frank Batten Sr. School of Leadership and Public Policy, University President John T. Casteen III announced on January 30. Harding begins his term on July 1.
Vallas Named Skadden Fellow12/16/08 - Third-year law student Rebecca Vallas was recently named to the 2009 list of Skadden Fellows, the most prestigious public service fellowship for recent law school graduates. Through the program, founded by law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Vallas will receive an annual salary with benefits to work on a program of her own design at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, which offers legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians who cannot afford legal counsel.
Are Federal Institutions Up to the Challenges of Climate Change?12/12/08 - Climate change was first discussed by an American President in the 1960s, and a decade later it became the subject of Congressional hearings. But little subsequent federal legislation or policy development has occurred. This session will consider the capacity of the three branches of the federal government to address climate change and respond to likely policy challenges. Jonathan Cannon, from U.Va.'s School of Law, chairs. The speakers are Kirsten Engel, Barry Rabe, Walter Rosenbaum and Susan Gander.
Reconnecting the United States with the World12/12/08 - Any unilateral American efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions face inherent limits in deterring climate change, raising the question of multi-national or international collaboration. State experience suggests ever-expanding commitment to policy experimentation, while also anticipating the expansion of federal involvement. This session will draw lessons from outside the U.S., most notably from the European Union, and consider the prospects for regional and international re-engagement in a post-Kyoto world. Daniel Plafcan chairs and speakers include Stacy VanDeveer, Henrik Selin, Kathryn Harrison and Alastair Totty.
The Climate of Opinion: American Beliefs about Climate Change and Policy Preferences12/11/08 - Climate change has conventionally been portrayed as a global challenge necessitating an international governing regime. This was clearly the animating principle behind the Kyoto Protocol more than a decade ago. But the subsequent reality in the United States and abroad has been far more complex, with an unexpectedly large role for sub-national units of governments, such as American states and localities. Here Sidney Milkis chairs the session as part of the Miller Center's National Conference on Climate Governance. The other speakers include Martha Derthick, Paul Posner, Christopher Borick, Anne Khademian and Suellen Keiner.
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