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. Her brother, Frank Magill, Jr., is a District Judge in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District. She earned a B.A. degree in History from Yale University in 1988 and a J.D. 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.[3] 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 considered appointing Magill to a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karen Sloan, Stanford looks to Virginia for its next dean, The National Law Journal (July 24, 2012).
  2. ^ a b c Stanford Law Faculty Biography: M. Elizabeth Magill
  3. ^ Gilbert, Samantha (August 16, 2012). "Meeting Magill: getting to know the new dean of Stanford Law". Stanford Daily. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Neil A. Lewis, Obama’s Court Nominees Are Focus of Speculation, The New York Times (March 10, 2009).