Resident Faculty

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Liz Magill
Administrative law, constitutional law
  • As executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia, oversees the University’s teaching and research activities
  • Former dean of Stanford Law School, and former vice dean of UVA Law School
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the American Law Institute
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72
Julia Mahoney
Property, corporations and land conservation, nonprofit organizations
  • Has also taught at the University of Southern California Law School and the University of Chicago Law School
  • Scholarly articles include works on land preservation, eminent domain, health care reform and property rights in human biological materials
  • Practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Paul G. Mahoney
Corporations, securities regulation, contracts
  • Former Dean of the Law School (2008-16)
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and for Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Worked on legal reform projects in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Nepal
Ruth Mason
State, international taxation and policy
  • National reporter for the United States to the 2008 IFA Congress on tax discrimination and the 2014 European Associate Tax Law Professors Congress on tax information exchange
  • Co-editor of Kluwer's "Series on International Taxation" and a member of the editorial board of the World Tax Journal
  • Mason's research focuses on comparative taxation, with an emphasis on EU tax law.
  • Amicus brief cited by U.S. Supreme Court in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne.
  • Has a four-part special report on EU state aids forthcoming in Tax Notes
Molly McShane
Child advocacy, juvenile justice and public service
  • Provides representation to children in the juvenile justice system and children with disabilities in the public school system
  • Former director of public service at the Law School
  • Worked for Legal Aid Society of New York, Juvenile Rights Division and Advocates for Children in New York City
Joy Milligan
Civil rights, constitutional law, legal history, law and inequality
  • Studies the intersection of law and inequality, with a particular focus on race-based economic inequality
  • Before entering academia, Milligan practiced civil rights law at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., where she was a Skadden Fellow, and clerked for Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Earned a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on race, politics and legal history
Gregory Mitchell
Civil litigation; law and psychology
  • Ph.D. in psychology, University of California, Berkeley 
  • Scholarship focuses on legal judgment and decision-making, the psychology of justice and the application of social science to legal theory and policy (Faculty Q&A)
  • Mitchell's background in social psychology informs his work, which explores how human reactions to legal rules vary across individuals and are influenced by context. (Scholarship Profile)
John Monahan
Social science in law, mental health law, forensic psychiatry
  • Ph.D. in psychology, Indiana University
  • Directed two large research projects in the area of mental health law, authored or edited more than a dozen books and has written more than 200 articles and chapters. His book, "Social Science in Law: Cases and Materials," co-authored with Professor Emeritus Larry Walker, was a seminal work in the field.
  • Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a former fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation 
  • Monahan's work has been cited frequently by courts, including the California Supreme Court in the landmark Tarasoff v. Regents, and the U.S. Supreme Court in Barefoot v. Estelle, in which he was referred to as "the leading thinker" on the issue of violence risk assessment. (Faculty Q&A)