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D.Phil. University of Oxford 2003
M.Phil. University of Oxford 2000
B.A. University of North Carolina 1998
Leslie Kendrick is an expert in the First Amendment and freedom of expression, particularly the scope and structure of free speech rights. She writes and teaches courses in torts, property and constitutional law. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Virginia Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, Legal Theory, and Philosophy & Public Affairs.
Kendrick is a member of the American Law Institute, as well as past chair of the AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems and a member of the Harvard Higher Education Forum. In 2014, she received the Law School’s Carl McFarland Prize for outstanding scholarship by a junior faculty member. In 2017, she received the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award.
Kendrick received a B.A. in classics and English as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her master's and doctorate in English literature at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She earned a J.D. as a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar at UVA, where she served as essays development editor for the Virginia Law Review and received the Margaret G. Hyde Award, the Law School Alumni Association Best Note Award, the Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, the Food & Drug Law Institute H. Thomas Austern Short Paper Award, and the Virginia State Bar Family Law Book Award. Before joining the faculty in 2008, Kendrick clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Justice David Hackett Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States. She has been a visiting professor at UCLA Law School and Harvard Law School.