Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Congratulations to the Chicago alumni and Fellows who accepted tenure-track teaching positions this year

They are:

Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran, who will join the faculty at Boston College.  She is currently a Dickerson Fellow at the Law School.  She received her J.D. from Columbia University in 2011, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.  She was a litigation associate for three years with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City, before enrolling at Northwestern University, where she expects to receive her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2020 with a dissertation on “Theories of Organizations and Institutions in the Delivery of Legal Services.”  Her teaching and research interests include civil procedure, legal profession/professional responsibility, evidence, employment discrimination, and race and the law. 

 

Travis Crum, who will join the faculty at Washington University, St. Louis.  He is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.   He received an MSc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics in 2007 and his J.D. from Yale in 2011, where he was Book Reviews & Features Editor of the Yale Law Journal.  He clerked for Judge Myron Thompson of the U.S. District Court in Alabama during 2011-12, then Judge Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2012-13, and then for Justice Kennedy and Retired Justice Stevens of the Supreme Court during 2014-15.  He was a litigation associate at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. for two years before coming to the Law School.  His teaching and research interests include election law and voting rights, civil procedure, constitutional law, administrative law, and legislation.  

 

Meirav Furth-Matzkin, who will join the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently the Olin Fellow in Law & Economics at the Law School.  She received her LL.B. with Highest Honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an LL.M. (2015) and S.J.D. in 2019 from Harvard Law School, before coming to the Law School.  She clerked for Justice J. Uzi Vogelman of the Israeli Supreme Court during 2013-14.  Her teaching and research interests include contracts, consumer law, property, law & economics, and empirical legal studies.  

Cree Jones, who will join the faculty at Brigham Young University.  He is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013, and also received a Master’s of Public Policy at Michigan the same year.  He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2018.  He has served for five years as a legal consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.  His teaching and research interests include international business transactions, trade regulation, international law, contracts, and law & economics. 

 

Ndjuoh MehChu '17, who will join the faculty at Seton Hall University.  He is currently clerking for Judge Jack Weinstein on the Eastern District of New York.  After graduating from the Law School, he was a Legal Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Mississippi, and then a VAP at Howard University.    His teaching and research interests include civil rights, social justice lawyering, critical race theory, torts, and civil procedure.

 

Vijay Raghavan ’07, who will join the faculty at Brooklyn Law School.  He practiced for two years as a tax associate with Skadden, Arps after graduating from the Law School, then spent two years at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. before serving as Assistant Attorney General of Illinois in the Consumer Fraud Bureau from 2011 until 2019. He is currently Deputy Director of the Division of Financial Institutions for Illinois.  His teaching and research interests include consumer law and finance, contracts, business associations, bankruptcy, and commercial law. 

 

Weijia Rao SJD ’19, who will join the faculty at George Mason University.  She graduated first in her class with an LL.B. in 2014 from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, where she was also editor-in-chief of volume 6 of the Tsinghua China Law Review, the first student-edited law review in China; that same year, she also earned a B.A. in Economics from the same university.  She received her LL.M. in 2015 and her S.J.D. in 2019 from the Law School, with a dissertation on “Empirical Essays on the Institutional Design of Investor-State Dispute Settlement."  She is currently an International Lawyer with Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., practicing as a member of the firm’s Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy group.  Her teaching and research interests include international business transactions, international investment and trade law, contracts, alternative dispute resolution, and Chinese law.  

 

Roseanna  Sommers, who will join the faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  She received  both her J.D. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale in 2018.  She was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and wrote a dissertation on “Deformed Consent,”   Her areas of teaching and research interest include contracts, torts, law & psychology, experimental jurisprudence, evidence, and bioethics.  

 

James F. Tierney '11, who will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.   At the Law School, he was Executive Articles & Book Reviews Editor of the Law Review and graduated with honors.  He clerked for Judge Mary Schroeder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and practiced in Mayer Brown's Supreme Court and appellate litigation group for several years, before joing the SEC's Office of the General Counsel, where he was most recently Senior Counsel.  His teaching and research interests include securities regulation, corporate law, contracts, and behavioral law & economics.

 

You can see last year's placements here, and a complete list of the several hundred Chicago Law alumni in teaching here.

https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2020/04/congratulations-to-the-chicago-alumni-and-fellows-who-accepted-tenure-track-teaching-positions-this-.html

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