Law: CARL W. TOBIAS
WILLIAMS PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND SCHOOL OF LAW, RICHMOND
Tobias is a prolific scholar and has held the Richmond School of Law’s prestigious Williams endowed chair since 2004. His career spans 50 years, most of which he has spent in academia. Tobias’ focus often is federal judicial selection. He has written more than 120 law review articles and more than 80 essays, commentaries and shorter pieces that have appeared in the nation’s top law journals, including Stanford, Columbia, California and Cornell law reviews.
He’s also written hundreds of opinion pieces published by The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and more.
A graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Tobias began his career at Hunton & Williams, and was a legal consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary. He joined the University of Montana Blewett School of Law faculty in 1975, then moved to the University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law, before coming to Richmond.
He is a member of the exclusive American Law Institute, which limits its membership to 3,000 American judges, lawyers and legal scholars.