Resident Faculty

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Jon Cannon
Environmental and land use law
  • Served as general counsel (1995-98) and an assistant administrator (1992-95) for the Environmental Protection Agency
  • In 2009 was appointed to a National Academy of Sciences committee tasked by Congress to explore climate change
  • Scholarship has explored environmental decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court
Contracts and professional responsibility
  • Ph.D. in economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • A member of the American Law and Economics Association who has served as an ethics consultant and expert for several law firms (Faculty Q&A)
  • Co-authored the books "The Law and Ethics of Lawyering" and "Foundations of the Law and Ethics of Lawyering"
Michael Collins
Civil procedure, conflict of laws, evidence
  • M.A. in classics, Stanford University
  • Scholarship focuses on jurisdiction and history of the federal courts
  • Co-author of casebooks on transnational litigation, federal courts, and civil procedure
  • Recipient of UVA All-University Teaching Award, 2013
Kevin Cope
Law and economics, international relations, international law, immigration and refugee law, judging
  • Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of Michigan (expected 2019)
  • Created the first judicial ideology measure covering every Article III judge in the federal judiciary
  • Currently working to develop a method that could help international treaty negotiators achieve global-welfare-increasing cooperation
  • Clerked for three federal judges, including Judge Milan D. Smith Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and practiced government enforcement litigation law in Washington, D.C., with Skadden, Arps
Anne Coughlin
Criminal law, feminist jurisprudence and women's issues
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Co-authored the casebook "Criminal Law: Cases and Materials"
  • In 2012 Coughlin and a group of law students using the moniker "The Molly Pitcher Project" helped file a lawsuit on behalf of military women seeking to overturn the combat exclusion. (Story)
Quinn Curtis
Corporations, securities and real estate law; consumer financial markets
  • Ph.D. in economics, Yale University
  • Prior to law school, worked as a software engineer for Microsoft
  • Recent scholarship focuses on how law can help reform 401(k) plans (Faculty Q&A)