Media Advisory: Law Professors Available to Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Nomination

The following University of Virginia law professors are available to talk about the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A. E. Dick Howard
White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs
Earle K. Shawe Research Professor

An expert in the fields of constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism and the Supreme Court, A. E. Dick Howard was a law clerk to Justice Hugo L. Black and has studied the court's ideological move to the right. Howard was executive director of the commission that wrote Virginia's current constitution and has been counsel to the General Assembly of Virginia. He has been a consultant to state and federal bodies, including the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. From 1982 to 1986 he served as counselor to the governor of Virginia, and he chaired Virginia's Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.

"In an age of Tea Parties, the debate over health care, anticipation of midterm elections and positioning for the next presidential election, we can hardly expect public debate over filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court to take place on the level of dispassionate concern for the common good." More

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George Rutherglen
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John Barbee Minor Distinguished Professor of Law
Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law

George Rutherglen came to Virginia's law faculty in 1976. He teaches admiralty, civil procedure, employment discrimination, and professional responsibility.

While he was a student at law school, Rutherglen was articles editor of the California Law Reviewand a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Diego, and Justices William O. Douglas and John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Risa Goluboff
Professor of Law
Professor of History
Caddell & Chapman Research Professor

Risa Goluboff teaches constitutional law, civil rights litigation and legal history. Her scholarship focuses on the history of civil rights, labor, and constitutional law in the 20th century. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

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G. Edward White
David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law

G. Edward White, an expert in Supreme Court history and constitutional law, clerked for Chief Justice Earl Warren. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and a member of the American Law Institute. He has written books on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Chief Justice Warren and numerous articles on the Supreme Court.

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