This morning brings exciting news that legal historian Risa Goluboff has just been named dean of the University of Virginia's law school. Cribbing now from the Daily Progress story:
Goluboff, who specializes in civil rights, will replace Paul G. Mahoney on July 1. Mahoney announced his plans to step down and return to the faculty earlier this year.
A graduate of the Yale School of Law, Goluboff has clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Guido Calabresi and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. She also has a doctorate in history from Princeton University.
Goluboff is the author of the 2010 book “The Lost Promise of Civil Rights” and a recipient of UVa’s All-University Teaching Award. She currently heads the university’s J.D.-M.A. in history dual degree program.
Goluboff will be the first woman dean of the School of Law, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 among law schools nationwide.
Congratulations to Risa! Much more information is available at the UVA press release. H/t Bill Turnier.