Stanford Law School, University of Virginia


STANFORD – As Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill steps down to accept a post of President at the University of Virginia, she is leaving behind a strong legacy of “achievement and innovation,” according to a statement prepared by the university.

Although his tenure lasted only seven years, Magill boasts an impressive list of accomplishments, including taking the school to “new heights” in international law, the statement added.

Under his leadership, the school implemented a three-part program where students take courses in global litigation and international business practices, travel to South America and Asia, and integrate “greater integration of the world. comparative law and international issues in existing core courses “.

In addition, Magill led an academic task force that looked at sexual assault policy.

“Stanford Law School and Stanford University as a whole have benefited from Liz’s quick and strategic wit, thoughtful decision-making rooted in institutional values, relentless self-motivation, as well as her concern and concern for the well-being of all in the community. Said Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of Stanford University.

She also helped raise about $ 130 million in donations to the university for faculty salaries, financial aid, clinical training, public service programs, interdisciplinary teaching and research, the statement said. . Fundraising during Magill’s tenure achieved record results in three out of six years.

“Liz’s appointment to the University of Virginia recognizes her tremendous talents, effective leadership and deep personal commitment to an excellent scholarship and the highest quality educational experience for students,” said the president of the University. from Stanford, Peris Drell, who will launch a search next month for Magill’s replacement.

Prior to heading Stanford Law School, Magill held various positions for the federal government, including serving as senior legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, a Democrat from North Dakota, clerk to Justice J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals and Registrar. for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Dean Liz Magill of Stanford University Law School is considering resigning and taking on the post of provost at the University of Virginia. Photo courtesy of Ed Caldwell Photo courtesy of Ed Caldwell, Stanford News Service

Magill will assume her new role in Virginia in the summer of 2019. It is not known if she will get a raise in salary, but a public archival database shows the current provost earning around $ 419,000 per year.


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