Three faculty members have been promoted by the University of Virginia School of Law. The UVA Board of Visitors approved the promotions on June 4.

Aditya Bamzai was promoted to professor of law, effective in August. Joe Fore ’11 and Jennifer Givens were promoted to professors of law, general faculty, effective in July.

Bamzai, who joined the faculty in 2016, teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime. In 2018, he made his oral argument debut at the U.S. Supreme Court as a rare independent amicus and was cited 31 times in the subsequent ruling, Ortiz v. U.S.

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. He writes a column for Virginia Lawyer on legal writing tips.

Givens is director of the Innocence Project Clinic. Prior to joining the clinic and the Law School 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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