Six faculty members have been promoted by the University of Virginia School of Law. The UVA Board of Visitors approved the promotions on June 8.

Andrew Hayashi and Michael Livermore were promoted to professors of law.

Hayashi is an expert in tax law, tax policy and behavioral law and economics. Prior to joining the Law School in 2013, he was the Nourallah Elghanayan Research Fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University, where his research focused on the effects of tax policy on real estate and housing markets.

Livermore teaches environmental law, administrative law, regulatory law and policy, and advanced seminars on these topics. Prior to joining the faculty in 2013, Livermore was the founding executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, a think tank dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making.

Deirdre Enright ’92 and A. Sprightley Ryan were promoted to professors of law, general faculty. Additionally, Joe Fore ’11 and Jennifer Givens were promoted to associate professors of law, general faculty.

Enright is director of investigation for the Innocence Project at UVA Law. She previously worked at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where she represented clients and consulted on cases in all stages of capital litigation, with primary focus on federal and state post-conviction proceedings and Supreme Court certiorari review.

Ryan is director of externships, a program that allows students to work full-time or part-time doing legal work for public service employers while earning academic credit. Ryan most recently served as inspector general of the Smithsonian Institution, where she led an independent office that conducts performance audits and investigates crimes relating to the organization’s programs and operations.

Fore joined the faculty in 2014 as a co-director of the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing Program. Prior to UVA Law, he was an associate with BakerHostetler, practicing commercial litigation in Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Florida.

Givens is the legal director of the Innocence Project Clinic. Prior to joining the clinic in 2015, she worked as an assistant federal defender in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a senior staff attorney with the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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