Associate Professor of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 517
Administrative Assistant: Laurie Schnitzer
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
J.D., Washington and Lee University Law School
B.A., Wellesley College
Areas of Expertise
Read Dillard's recent American Constitution Society's blog post regarding arguments in the Supreme Court addressing whether the sniff of a dog constitutes a search of a home under the Fourth Amendment and whether a trained drug-sniffing dog’s “alert” gives probable cause for a warrantless search of a vehicle.
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Virginia Practice and Procedure
Dillard joined the faculty in 2006, following four years on the faculty of American University, Washington College of Law, where she taught criminal law and served as the acting director of the Legal Rhetoric Program. Before entering the academy, Dillard practiced law in Alexandria, Va., where she specialized in criminal defense and served as the city's deputy public defender for many years. She currently represents a client charged with capital murder in Virginia.
Her scholarly interests include sanity and competency issues, the National School Lunch Program, judicial ethics and various topics in law and religion.
Dillard is a member of the Virginia and United States Supreme Court bars.
Articles and Essays
Big Brother IS Watching: The Reality Show You Didn't Audition For, 63 Okla. L. R. 461 (2011).
And Death Shall Have No Dominion: How to Achieve the Categorical Exemption of Mentally Retarded Defendants from Execution, 45 U. Rich. L. Rev. 961 (2011).
Sloppy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Joe: How USDA Commodity Dumping Ruined the National School Lunch Program, 87 Or. L. Rev. 221 (2008).
AT HIS DISCRETION (n.): "to be disposed of as he thinks fit; at his disposal, at his mercy; unconditionally," 97 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1295 (2008).