Leslie Kendrick

Leslie Kendrick is the Albert Clark Tate Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she teaches torts, property and First Amendment law. In 2014, she received the Carl McFarland Prize for outstanding scholarship by a junior faculty member.

Before joining the University of Virginia School of Law faculty, she clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice David Hackett Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is currently vice chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Torts Section.

She received a BA in classics and English as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA and PhD in English literature at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She attended the University of Virginia School of Law on a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship.

Like Justice Brandeis, Kendrick hails from Kentucky.