Professor Quinn Curtis has been named associate dean for curricular programs at the University of Virginia School of Law, effective July 1.

His new responsibilities will include managing the Law School’s varied curriculum and serving on the Curriculum Committee, recruiting and supporting adjunct and short-course instructors, and overseeing and coordinating experiential and dual-degree programs.

“UVA Law offers a huge array of courses and clinics, and I’m looking forward to working with our faculty to make sure our students continue to have access to phenomenal classroom and real-world experiences,” Curtis said. “One of the wonderful things about this law school is how dedicated it is to quality teaching. I’m proud to help carry forward this tradition in this new role.”

Curtis, a former Microsoft engineer who holds both a J.D. and a doctorate of finance from Yale University, joined the faculty in 2011. He has written extensively on the regulation of mutual funds and retirement accounts, and he currently teaches courses on corporate law, securities and venture capital.

“I am grateful to Quinn for taking on this portfolio and look forward to working with him on behalf of the Law School,” Dean Risa Goluboff said.

Curtis succeeds Professor George Cohen, who assumed the newly created position in 2019 and will return to full-time teaching and research.

“George has done a remarkable job in this new role,” Goluboff said. “He has guided our curriculum, improved our academic policies, and kept the trains running on time during a challenging period. We all owe him our thanks.”

Curtis’ research and writing focuses on empirical work on 401(k) plans, mutual fund governance and fee litigation, as well as corporate governance and corporate litigation. Curtis’ co-authored paper “Do ESG Mutual Funds Deliver on Their Promises?” was named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2021. He is affiliated with the John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program.

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