David H. Ibbeken '71 Research Professor of Law
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
B.A., Macalester College, 1997
Toby Heytens first joined the faculty in 2006 and then rejoined it in 2010 after having spent three years working in the Office of the Solicitor General and arguing six cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. His research interests include civil procedure, civil rights litigation, criminal procedure, federal courts and remedies.
After graduating from law school, Heytens clerked for then-Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, served as a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General’s Office, and then clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He next spent several years working at O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on appellate litigation. Before joining the Virginia faculty, Heytens also served as a visiting assistant professor at Cornell Law School.
During law school, Heytens served as articles development editor of the Virginia Law Review and received the Alumni Association Award for Academic Excellence for having the highest academic average in his graduating class. His student note, "School Choice and State Constitutions," received the Alumni Association Best Note Award.
In addition to his duties at the Law School, Heytens also serves as the head coach of UVA’s two-time national champion undergraduate trial advocacy team.
"Changing What Judges Do," 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue 151 (2015).
"Reassignment," 66 Stan. L. Rev. 1 (2014).
"The Framework(s) of Legal Change," 97 Cornell L. Rev. 595 (2012).
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"Doctrine Formulation and Distrust," 83 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2045 (2008).
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