Visiting Faculty Bring Unique Expertise to UVA Law

Solum, Lovelace Are Experts in Legal Theory, Civil Rights History, Respectively
Lawrence Solum and Timothy Lovelace

Lawrence Solum teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, and Timothy Lovelace ’06 teaches at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Photos by Sam Hollenshead/Georgetown Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

August 26, 2019

Lawrence B. Solum, a legal theorist, and H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. ’06, an expert in legal history and civil rights, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this year.

“These two outstanding scholars will bring fresh ideas and incredible knowledge to the classroom and to our intellectual community,” said Dean Risa Goluboff. “Larry is a legend in legal theory, and Tim is paving new paths in civil rights scholarship.”

Solum is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an internationally recognized legal theorist who works in constitutional theory, procedure and the philosophy of law. He is especially interested in the intersection of law with the philosophy of language and with moral and political philosophy.

He will teach Civil Procedure in the fall.

Prior to arriving at Georgetown University Law Center, Solum was a member of the faculties at the University of Illinois, the University of San Diego and Loyola Marymount University. He visited at Boston University and the University of Southern California.

Solum’s books include “Constitutional Theory Arguments and Perspectives,” “Constitutional Originalism,” “The Legal Theory Lexicon,” “Virtue Jurisprudence,” “Moore’s Federal Practice” and “Destruction of Evidence.” He has published more than 80 articles in law reviews and philosophy journals.

He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Lovelace is a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He teaches courses in American legal history, constitutional law, and race and the law. In the spring of 2019, he served as the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School.

He will teach Critical Race Theory in the fall, and Legal History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in the spring.

In 2015, Lovelace received the Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award, and in 2019, he won the Dean Frank Motley Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award. Before joining the Indiana Law faculty, Lovelace served as the assistant director of UVA Law’s Center for the Study of Race and Law.

He has published articles in journals including the Law and History Review, American Journal of Legal History, and the Journal of American History. He has work forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal. Lovelace’s current book project, “The World Is on Our Side: The U.S. and the U.N. Race Convention,” examines how U.S. civil rights politics shaped the development of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

He has a Ph.D., J.D., M.A. and B.A. from the University of Virginia.

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