Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series
Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series - March 17, 2005
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The State Action Doctrine: A Reconsideration
featuring Lillian R. BeVier
John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor
University of Virginia School of Law
Lillian BeVier graduated from Stanford Law School, where she was on the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Professor BeVier entered the teaching profession in 1970 at Santa Clara University Law School, joining the Virginia faculty in 1973.
Professor BeVier's scholarship has centered on constitutional law and intellectual property issues. She has written extensively about the First Amendment and she has taught a broad range of courses, covering both private and public law fields. Currently Professor BeVier teaches first year Property, First Amendment Law, and Intellectual Property (trademark and copyright). In 1992, she was awarded the Distinguished Faculty award by the Virginia Women Attorney Association Foundation.
Professor BeVier is a frequently invited speaker on numerous issues. She delivered the David C. Baum Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the University of Illinois Law School in 1996 and the Coen Memorial Lecture at the University of Colorado in 2000, and in 1999 at the invitation of the Supreme Court Historical Society she spoke to the Society on Free Expression in the Warren and Burger Courts. In the fall of 2003 Professor BeVier was a Visiting Scholar at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate to sit on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation and serves as its Vice Chairman.