School of Law
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.
No One Factor Can Cause, Cure Economic Crisis, Experts Explain2/26/09 - The current economic crisis is not without precedent, but the notion that deregulation was the sole cause doesn
Schauer Charges Students to Ponder Nature of Legal Reasoning2/20/09 - Professor Frederick Schauer asked students to consider what it is to
Panel Explores Minority Marriage Gap2/13/09 - Research indicates that marriage is good for society, but there is a pronounced racial divide in the marriage rates and no easy answers on what actions
What's Wrong with Rendition? Lessons Learned from Maher Arar and His Year in Syria2/13/09 - LORNE WALDMAN successfully acted as co-counsel for Maher Arar at the public inquiry into the circumstances behind Arar's deportation from the United States to Syria, where Arar was subjected to brutal torture. Practicing immigration and refugee law exclusively since 1979, Waldman co-organized a conference in 2006 that produced the Ottawa Principles on Anti Terrorism and Human and Civil Rights, and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall and the University of Ottawa. He has appeared as a witness before the House of Commons and Senate and is a frequent media commentator on immigration and refugee issues. Waldman was awarded the Louis St. Laurent Award by the Canadian Bar Association for his contribution to the legal profession in 2007. This Forum was co-hosted with the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law at the U.Va. School of Law.
China's Rise in Historical Context: Challenges of Strategy and Security2/13/09 - Are China's military capabilities able to meet the challenges of the modern era? How will China address domestic policy issues regarding Tibet, as well as regional concerns posed by nations such as North Korea and Taiwan? Michael Swaine (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) joined Professor Evelyn Rawski (University of Pittsburgh) to discuss new security challenges facing the emerging power. This discussion was moderated by U.Va. Politics Professor Brantly Womack and is part of a semester-long series on China's Rise in Historical Context.
The Medical Center Hour: "If That Ever Happens to Me...": Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo1/28/09 - Lois L. Shepherd, J.D., explores ways in which the Terri Schiavo case continues to affect us all
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