M. Elizabeth Magill

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Mary Elizabeth Magill (born 1966) is the current dean of Stanford Law School.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

A native of North Dakota, Magill is the daughter of Frank Magill, a senior United States federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1988 and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995.[2]

Professional career[edit]

From 1988 until 1992, Magill worked as a senior legislative assistant for North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad.[2]

Magill worked as a clerk for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1995 until 1996, and then worked as a clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 1996 until 1997. Magill joined the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997.[2]

Possible future federal judicial service[edit]

On March 10, 2009, the New York Times reported that President Barack Obama is considering appointing Magill to a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[3]

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