Resident Faculty

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Naomi Cahn
Family law, trusts and estates, feminist jurisprudence, reproductive technology, and aging and the law
  • Her books include “Red Families v. Blue Families,” “Homeward Bound” and “Unequal Family Lives,” as well as casebooks in family law and trusts and estates
  • Serves as the reporter for the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants, and a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Law Institute
  • Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New Yorker, and she has appeared on numerous media outlets, including NPR and MSNBC
  • From 2002-04, Cahn was on leave in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and researched gender-based violence
Danielle Citron
Privacy, First Amendment, feminism and the law, civil rights, administrative law
  • Named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow for her work on cyberstalking and intimate privacy
  • Adviser to then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris on privacy issues and a member of her Cyber Exploitation Task Force (2014-16) 
  • Vice president of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting civil rights and liberties in a digital age
  • Gave TED talk “How Deepfakes Undermine Truth and Democracy” that has had over 1.9 million views
  • Clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Mary Johnson Lowe of the Southern District of New York
 
Cohen
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)