M. Elizabeth Magill
Mary Elizabeth Magill (born 1966) is the current dean of Stanford Law School.
Early life and education
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.
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.
Possible future federal judicial service
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.
- Karen Sloan, Stanford looks to Virginia for its next dean, The National Law Journal (July 24, 2012).
- Stanford Law Faculty Biography: M. Elizabeth Magill
- Neil A. Lewis, Obama’s Court Nominees Are Focus of Speculation, The New York Times (March 10, 2009).
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