Julia D. Mahoney

  • John S. Battle Professor of Law

Julia D. Mahoney teaches courses in property, government finance, constitutional law and nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Yale Law School, she joined the University of Virginia faculty as an associate professor in 1999 and is now John S. Battle Professor of Law. She has also taught at the University of Southern California Law School and the University of Chicago Law School, and before entering the legal academy, practiced law at the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Her scholarly articles include works on land preservation, eminent domain, health care reform and property rights in human biological materials.

Education

  • J.D.
    Yale Law School
    1987
  • B.A.
    Barnard College
    1984

Forthcoming

Eminent Domain and the New Deal Settlement, Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Journal (2022).
Federal Courts and Takings Litigation (with Ann Woolhandler), Notre Dame Law Review (2022).
Markets, Religion and Moral Deliberation (with Kathleen Flake & Nathan Oman eds.)Democracy, Religion and Markets (2022).

Book Chapters

Commentary on Kelo v. City of New London (with Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod & Elena Maria Marty-Nelson eds.), in Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod & Elena Maria Marty-Nelson, eds., Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Property Opinions, Cambridge University Press, 179 - 197 (2021).
Doctors, Lawyers, and the Classics: Reading for Ethical Values (with Marcia D. Childress), in Jessica R. Feldman & Robert Stilling, eds., What Should I Read Next?, University of Virginia Press, 140-144 (2008).
Property Rights in Human Tissue (with Pamela Clark), in Donatella Porrini & Giovanni Ramello, eds., Property Rights Dynamics: A Law and Economics Perspective, Routledge, 138-153 (2007).
Should We Adopt a Market Strategy to Increase the Supply of Transplantable Organs? (with Wayne Shelton & John Balint eds.), in Wayne Shelton & John Balint, eds., The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, Elsevier Science, 65-88 (2001).

Articles & Reviews

A Radical Original Meaning (reviewing Randy E. Barnett and Evan D. Bernick, The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit) Law and Liberty (2021).
The New Separation of Ownership and Control: Institutional Investors and ESG (with Paul G. Mahoney), 2021 Columbia Business Law Review 840-880 (2021).
‘ESG’ Disclosure and Securities Regulation (with Paul G. Mahoney), 44 Regulation 10-12 (2021).
Foreword: Sustainability in the City, 45 William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 627-635 (2021).
Restructuring United States Government Debt: Private Rights, Public Values, and the Constitution (with Edmund W. Kitch), 2019 Michigan State Law Review 1283-1328 (2019).
Beyond Nature? Genomic Modification and the Future of Humanity (with Gil Siegal), 81 Law & Contemporary Problems 195-214 (2018).
Foreword: Altruism, Community, and Markets (with Kimberly D. Krawiec & Sally L. Satel), 81 Law & Contemporary Problems 1-8 (2018).
America’s Exceptional Safety Net, 40 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 33-39 (2017).
The Struggle for America’s “Fiscal Soul"  (reviewing Edward D. Kleinbard / Michael D. Tanner, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Kleinbard) / Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis (Tanner)) New Rambler (2016).
Takings, Legitimacy, and Emergency Action: Lessons from the Financial Crisis of 2008, 23 George Mason University Law Review 299-318 (2016).
Benefit Corporations and the Public Interest, Rivanna Investments Newsletter (2015).
Altruism, Markets, and Organ Procurement, 72 Law & Contemporary Problems 17-35 (2009).
Land Preservation and Institutional Design, 23 Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation 433-449 (2008).
Kelo’s Legacy: Eminent Domain and the Future of Property Rights, 2005 Supreme Court Review 103-133 (2005).
Lawrence Lessig’s Dystopian Vision, 90 Virginia Law Review 2305-2333 (2004).
The Illusion of Perpetuity and the Preservation of Privately-Owned Lands, 44 Natural Resources Journal 573-599 (2004).
Perpetual Restrictions on Land and the Problem of the Future, 88 Virginia Law Review 739-787 (2002).
The Market for Human Tissue, 86 Virginia Law Review 163-223 (2000).
Review of Poser, International Securities Regulation (reviewing Norman S. Poser, International Securities Regulation: London's. "Big Bang" and the European Securities Markets) 31 Virginia Journal of International Law 761-772 (1991).

Op-Eds, Blogs, Shorter Works

The New Separation of Ownership and Control: Institutional Investors and ESG (with Paul G. Mahoney), CLS Blue Sky Blog (April 20, 2021).
Conservation Easements: A Perpetual Problem?, Capital Ideas (November, 2019).
Takings Claims in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation Blog (April 8, 2016).

Current Courses

All Courses

Corporations
Cultural Property
Family Law
Feminism and the Free Market
Nonprofit Institutions
Property
Seminar in Ethical Values

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