Leslie Kendrick

Visiting Professor
B.A. University of North Carolina, 1998
M.Phil. Oxford University, 2000
D.Phil. Oxford University, 2003
J.D. University of Virginia, 2006  
Leslie Kendrick is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.  She will be visiting UCLA School of Law in the spring of 2013, teaching Constitutional Law II.
Professor Kendrick’s research interests include torts and the First Amendment (speech and press).  Her scholarship includes: Speech, Intent, and the Chilling Effect (in draft); Content Discrimination Revisited, 98 Va. L. Rev. 231 (2012); and The Lockean Rights of Bequest and Inheritance, 17 Legal Theory 145 (2011).
Kendrick graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Classics and English (1998).  She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.  Kendrick graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006. After law school, Kendrick clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2006-2007), and then for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (2007-2008).  She joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law in 2008.