Thursday, May 10, 2018
Congratulations to the Chicago Alumni and Fellows on the teaching market who accepted tenure-track jobs
It was a good year to be looking for a tenure-track teaching job, and almost all our candidates had multiple tenure-track offers this year. Here are the two JD alums and the various Fellows we were working with this year, all of whom got tenure-track positions; they are:
Deepa Das Acevedo ’16 who will join the faculty at the University of Alabama. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2013 and her J.D. cum laude, also from Chicago, in 2016, where she was Articles Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. Most recently, she was a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her teaching and research interests include labor and employment law, ERISA, torts, and comparative law (especially Indian).
LaToya Baldwin Clark who will join the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is presently the Dickerson Fellow at the Law School. She received her M.A. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2014, and her J.D., also from Stanford, that same year. She clerked for Judge Claudia Wilken on the Northern District of California and for Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court, before coming to Chicago in 2016. Her teaching and research interests include civil rights, family law, employment discrimination, criminal law, and property.
Sheldon A. Evans ’12 who will join the faculty at St. John's University. At the Law School, he was a member of the University of Chicago Legal Forum and joined Gibson Dunn as a litigation associate in Los Angeles upon graduation. He subsequently clerked for Judge Lavenski Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit before returning to Gibson Dunn. His teaching and research interests include criminal law & procedure, immigration law, professional responsibility, contracts, and civil procedure.
Brian D. Feinstein who will join the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is presently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2009 and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2012, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review. He clerked for Judge John Tinder on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and was an associate for three years with Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he served as outside counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, among other matters. His teaching and research interests include administrative law, legislation, financial regulation, property, civil procedure, and empirical legal studies.
Hiba Hafiz who will join the faculty at Boston College. She is presently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 2007 and a J.D. from Columbia University in 2010, where she was the Notes & Submissions Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. She clerked for Judge José Linares on the U.S. District Court for New Jersey and then for Judge Juan Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She was a litigation associate, focusing on antitrust, with Cohen Milstein in Washington DC for three years before coming to Chicago. Her teaching and research interests include labor and employment law, antitrust, business associations, contracts, and administrative law.
Dorothy Shapiro Lund who will join the faculty at the University of Southern California. She is presently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School. She received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard in 2013. She practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, and then clerked for Judge Leo Strine on the Delaware Supreme Court and Judge Joel Flaum on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before coming to the Law School. Her teaching and research interests include corporate law, securities regulation, contracts, financial regulation, and corporate finance.
One additional Fellow is still weighing some excellent offers; I'll update this list when that decision is made.