Inside Sines v. Kessler: A Case Holding White Supremacists Accountable

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The UVA School of Law will host an online panel that will explore a successful civil lawsuit against organizers, promoters and participants in the 2017 Unite the Right rally.

The panelists are plaintiffs Marissa K. Blair, Elizabeth Sines ’19 and Devin Willis; co-lead plaintiffs’ attorney Roberta Kaplan, a partner at Kaplan, Hecker & Fink; co-lead plaintiffs’ attorney Karen L. Dunn, a partner at Paul Weiss; and Deborah Lipstadt, an Emory University history professor who gave expert testimony on antisemitism at the trial. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law, will moderate the panel.

The event will begin with presentation of The Gregory H. Swanson Award by Dean Risa Goluboff to a student. The award recognizes a law student or students who demonstrate standards of character and conduct exemplified by Gregory Hayes Swanson, the first Black student to attend UVA and the Law School.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the Office of African American Affairs, and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.