The Synopsis

The Synopsis connects faculty experts with timely legal issues. The goal of these quick video clips is to give our students, alumni, and community better insight into the topical issues that shape the legal landscape – and our society. We invite Richmond Law professors to unpack everything from Supreme Court opinions to recent legislation. Watch the videos below, see more on The Synopsis YouTube playlist, and stay tuned for new additions to the series.

The Rule Against Perpetuities

Watch Prof. Carol Brown and Prof. Danielle Stokes explain the Rule Against Perpetuities, which made headlines in the highly-publicized legal feud between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

AI Art in Copyright Law

Watch as Prof. Roger Skalbeck breaks down the emerging and evolving topic of AI generated art in copyright law.


Watch as Prof. Tara Casey unpacks the key takeaways from Virginia's 2021 General Assembly session - and new laws going into effect.

The Britney Spears Conservatorship

Prof. Allison Tait unpacks the Britney Spears conservatorship in this episode of The Synopsis. What is a conservatorship? What rights does Britney Spears have - or not have? What's next? Watch as Prof. Tait addresses these questions and more.

Mahanoy Area School Dist. v. B. L.

On this episode of The Synopsis, Prof. Jud Campbell unpacks the Supreme Court Ruling in Mahanoy Area School Dist. v. B. L. This case assessed schools' ability to regulate student speech on social media. Watch to learn more.