Law 2023: RISA L. GOLUBOFF
DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW, CHARLOTTESVILLE
As dean and Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, Goluboff has a deep legacy of scholarship and teaching on U.S. constitutional and civil rights law, especially its historical development in the last century. Her second book, “Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s,” received the American Historical Association’s 2017 Littleton-Griswold Prize, as well as the Lillian Smith Book Award and John Phillip Reid Book Award, both in 2017.
A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and The American Law Institute, she was appointed this year by President Joe Biden to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, which documents the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining the law school in 2002, Goluboff clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also served as a Fulbright Scholar at South Africa’s University of Cape Town.