Accolades: Dean Named to Equal Justice Works Board

Faculty Tapped for New Endeavors and More
Risa Goluboff

Dean Risa Goluboff is the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and a professor of history. Photos by Julia Davis, Tom Cogill and Jesús Pino

February 15, 2023

Dean Risa Goluboff has been named to the Equal Justice Works board of directors, among other accolades for the University of Virginia School of Law community.

EJW “brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, nonprofit legal aid organizations and supporters to promote public service and inspire a commitment to equal justice,” according to a press release. In 2022, the organization funded 84 fellows for two years, offering salaries to lawyers who design public interest projects in partnership with legal services organizations.

“I am thrilled to join the Equal Justice Works board of directors,” Goluboff said in a statement. “EJW’s mission — to bring lasting change to underserved communities by facilitating public service opportunities for lawyers and law students — dovetails beautifully with our mission at Virginia Law, which has been preparing lawyers and leaders for lives of service to our nation and its people for 200 years.”

Goluboff is the author of “Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s” and “The Lost Promise of Civil Rights.” She is the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and a professor of history at UVA.

3L Wins International Tax Writing Competition

Neil Kelliher ’23 won first place in the International Fiscal Association USA 2022 International Tax Student Writing Competition. Kelliher’s paper, “Improving Transfer Pricing Litigation by Aligning Section 482 With Litigants’ Incentives,” proposes changes to federal transfer pricing regulations to account for litigants’ disparate incentives. 

Neil Kelliher

The paper was an outgrowth of one he wrote in the course Taxing Multinationals in the 21st Century, taught by Professor Ruth Mason and lecturer Michael McDonald in 2022.

Winning submissions are based on depth and creativity of legal analysis, thoroughness of legal research, and organization and writing style, among other factors, according to the IFA. Kelliher will be recognized at IFA’s annual conference in Chicago in April.

ECGI Taps Curtis, Hwang

Cathy HwangProfessors Quinn Curtis and Cathy Hwang were appointed research members of the European Corporate Governance Institute on Jan. 5. The 56 new members will be eligible to publish their academic work on corporate governance and stewardship in the ECGI Working Paper Series (Law and Finance). The ECGI draws on academics worldwide to tackle issues confronting business and governments. Professor Michal Barzuza is also a research member.

Quinn CurtisCurtis is associate dean for curricular programs and The Honorable Albert V. Bryan Jr. ’50 Research Professor of Law. Hwang is the Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law and director of the school’s John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program.

Jaffe Named Distinguished Scholar

Professor Cale Jaffe ’01 was named a Vermont Law and Graduate School Environmental Law Center Distinguished Summer Scholar for 2023. During his two-week residency at Vermont as a climate law scholar, he will deliver a public lecture, participate in social events on campus, and meet with students and faculty.

Jaffe directs the Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic.

2L Wins Essay Competition

Sean Gray ’24 won the Virginia Law Review Online 2022 Student Essay Competition for his submission, “Chronic Nuisance Ordinances, Impossible Choices, and State Constitutions.” His essay, which is expected to be published by March, explores how chronic nuisance ordinances harm communities and how communities can limit that harm.

Amazon Recognizes Citron Book recognized Professor Danielle Citron’s latest book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age,” as among the best business and leadership books of 2022. The book makes the case for understanding intimate privacy as a civil and human right, and offers a roadmap for law, industry and individuals to protect those rights.

Citron is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law, the Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law and director of the school’s LawTech Center.

“The Fight for Privacy” is the subject of an upcoming book panel Monday at 4 p.m. in the Purcell Reading Room.

Clinic Joins Health Care Consortium

The International Human Rights Law Clinic, led by Professor Camilo Sánchez, will collaborate for a multiyear engagement with a Kenyan legal aid center to offer free legal aid services to vulnerable populations affected by public health issues. In this endeavor, the UVA Law clinic is combining forces with the UVA Center for Global Health Equity, as part of the AMPATH Consortium, an academic partnership that includes 19 North American academic health centers. The legal clinic, the Legal Aid Center of Eldoret, is based at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya. UVA will have six weeks of emergency medicine faculty in Kenya each year for workshops, lectures and bedside teaching in the emergency room.

ABA Mentorship Program Selects LL.M. Student

Fernanda Gonçalves Braga LL.M. ’23 was selected for an American Bar Association mentorship program for tax students. In TP C2B: Transfer Pricing from Classroom to Boardroom, pairs of student mentees and corporate tax professional mentors meet to discuss practical aspects of transfer pricing and tax for multinational corporations. The program’s capstone exercise for mentees is a mock meeting between tax authorities in competing jurisdictions.

3L Earns Diversity Scholarship

Shontae Salmon ’23 will work as a summer associate in Ropes & Gray’s Washington, D.C., office as a Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholar. The 12 Trimmier Scholars will each receive a $25,000 award to offset the expenses of their legal education. Salmon has served on the Virginia Law Review editorial board, as research and projects editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law, and as membership chair of the Black Law Student Association. She is pursuing her master’s degree in public health alongside her law degree.

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