On Tuesday, Mary Elizabeth Magill, the vice dean of the UVA School of Law, was named dean of the Stanford Law school.
Magill is described as creative, insightful and engaging as a lawyer, scholar, and admissions leader. She is an expert in the field of administrative and constitutional law. She has served on the faculty at UVA since 1997 and served as a fellow in Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. She holds a B.A. in History from Yale and a J.D. from UVA.
Magill will be succeeding Larry Kramer, Stanford Law’s dean since 2004.
In a Stanford news release, Kramer says:
Liz will bring to her deanship an enthusiasm that inspires students and colleagues and a capacity to help everyone around her realize their academic and professional ambitions, whatever those may be. On top of that, she perfectly fits Stanford Law School’s unique commitment to interdisciplinary work and its embrace of innovative change in legal education.
Magill will assume her position as dean on September 1st.
For more on Magill’s new appointment, please see AboveTheLaw.com’s article, “Stanford Law School Has A New Dean.”