Liz Magill

Unit: Provost's Office
Department: Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Office location and address
1827 University Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Yale University, BS 1984-1988
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1992-1995

Before joining UVA Magill was dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, a position she has held from 2012-2019. Before becoming Stanford Law School’s 13th dean, Magill was on the faculty at UVA’s School of Law for 15 years, serving most recently as vice dean, the Joseph Weintraub–Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law and the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor.

At Stanford, Magill established an innovative Law and Policy Lab, a set of classes allowing students to better understand policymaking by tackling real-life policy challenges for actual clients. She also launched the Global Initiative, which established a foundational course, “Going Global: Advising Clients in a Global Economy,” along with classes that have an overseas component, taking students and faculty to China, Latin America, India and Europe. Magill also presided over the largest faculty revitalization at the law school in decades, hiring nearly 30 percent of the present faculty. At Stanford, she is known as a university citizen, leading and serving on several campus-wide and search committees in other schools.

Magill is a distinguished scholar and teacher of administrative and constitutional law. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, held a fellowship in the Law and Public Affairs Program at Princeton University and was the Thomas Jefferson visiting professor at Downing College, Cambridge University. Early in her career, she worked in the U.S. Senate and was a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.