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Couch Joins Foundation as New Director of Communications

CouchCullen Couch has joined the University of Virginia Law School Foundation as Director of Communications. Couch received his undergraduate degree in 1973 from the University of Virginia, followed by a J.D. in 1977 from New York Law School. He worked for the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton and other public relations businesses before joining The Michie Company, which became part of LexisNexis. His last position at LexisNexis was Director of Small Law Marketing. Couch has extensive experience in designing, writing, and editing-in addition to marketing-and brings many skills to the Foundation. "I look forward to the opportunity," he said. "It lets me put to work my legal background, business experience, and love of writing in an intellectually charged atmosphere."

Law School Welcomes New Resident Faculty

This fall the Law School welcomed the following scholars and administrators to the community:

GoluboffRisa L. Goluboff is spending this academic year as a Research Associate Professor. She will be completing a dissertation on civil rights law in the 1940s toward her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. She will join the faculty as an Associate Professor in the summer of 2003.

Professor Goluboff graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with an A.B. in 1994. She spent a year teaching at the University of Cape Town as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa before attending Yale Law School. While at Yale, Goluboff was Senior Editor for the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. She also co-directed the Green Haven Prison Project and was a student director of the prison clinic. After earning her J.D. in 2000 and her M.A. in History with distinction from Princeton in 1999, Goluboff clerked for the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

MalaniAnup Malani joined the faculty as an Associate Professor of Law. Some of his teaching interests include health law, antitrust, corporations, contracts, and empirical legal studies. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000, and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Economics at Chicago in 2001.

While at Chicago, Malani was Book Review Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2000-2001, and for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2001-2002. Malani has taught Law and Economics, Microeconomics (Producer Theory and Consumer Theory), and helped co-found Eotex, a startup seeking to build an electronic, equity derivatives marketplace. Malani also serves as a Research Affiliate for the Joint Center for Poverty Research at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

SchraggerRichard C. Schragger, an Associate Professor of Law, is a scholar of local government law, land use, and legal theory. He returns to Virginia after a year as Visiting Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining the faculty, Schragger served as Visiting Professor at the Quinnipiac University School of Law and Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. Schragger graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996, where he was Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review and Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. After clerking for the Honorable Dolores Sloviter, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Schragger joined the Washington, D.C. firm, Miller, Cassidy, Larroca, & Lewin, where he represented clients in First Amendment, employment, and appellate litigation.

Schragger earned his Master's in Legal and Political Theory, with distinction, from University College London, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

PalmerSusan Palmer joined the Law School as Associate Dean of Admissions. Palmer graduated summa cum laude in 1985 from Washington and Lee University School of Law. At Washington and Lee she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. After clerking for the Honorable Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, she returned to Washington and Lee, where she worked as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, as well as Assistant Dean and Adjunct Professor of Law.

Palmer serves on the Law School Admission Council, the Association of American Law Schools, and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Mary Baldwin College Advisory Board of Visitors. She earned her B.A. from Mary Baldwin in 1982.

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