Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Congratulations to the University of Chicago alumni and Fellows who secured tenure-track positions this year

This was a tough year for job seekers, with fewer schools hiring and the entire process being carried out remotely, but happily all but one of our candidates on the market have already succeeded in landing tenure-track jobs, most with multiple offers.  (One is still in the running for a tenure-track job.)  They are:

 

Emilie Aguirre who will join the faculty at Duke University.  She is currently the Dickerson Fellow at the Law School.   She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2013, and also earned an LL.M. at Cambridge University.  She expects to receive her Ph.D. in Health Policy & Management from Harvard Business School shortly, where she is writing a dissertation on “Pairing Purpose and Profit.”   Prior to coming to Chicago, she was an Academic Fellow at the Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy at UCLA.   Her areas of teaching and research interest include corporate law and finance, securities regulation, contracts, health law, and food law. 

 

Pedro Gerson '14 who will join the faculty at California Western School of Law. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Louisiana State University.  He has also worked as an attorney at the Instituto Mexicano Para La Competitividad in Mexico City; a Law & Policy Fellow in the Office of the President of Mexico working in the National Digital Strategy Unit; and an Immigration Staff Attorney for the Bronx Public Defenders in New York.   His areas of teaching and research interest include immigration law, criminal law & procedure, comparative law, and administrative law.

 

Maria Macia '18 who will join the faculty at the University of Notre Dame.   She graduated with Honors from the Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Law Review and also a Rubinstein Scholar.  She earned a Ph.D. in economics in 2019, also from Chicago, where she wrote a dissertation on "From Intent to Disparate Impact:  A Legal Standard's Effect on Lending Discrimination."  She clerked for Judge Andrew Hurwitz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, before becoming a VAP at Notre Dame.   Her areas of teaching and research interest include corporate law, corporate finance, and empirical legal studies.

 

Erin Lynn Miller who will join the faculty at the University of Southern California.  She is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  She received her J.D. from Yale in 2013, where she was Lead Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Policy, and her PhD in Politics (with a focus on political theory) at Princeton University in 2019.   She clerked for Judge Sidney Thomas on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has served as a Board Member of Connecticut for One Standard of Justice.  Her areas of teaching and research interest include constitutional law, criminal procedure, First Amendment, criminal law, and evidence.  

 

Hillel Nadler ’14 who will join the faculty at Wayne State University. He graduated with High Honors and Order of the Coif from the Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, and also a Rubenstein Scholar.  He clerked for Judge Easterbrook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was a tax associate for three years with Ropes & Gray in Boston.  More recently, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Program on International Financial Systems, run by Harvard’s Hal Scott.   His areas of teaching and research interest include all aspects of tax (FIT, corporate, partnership, tax policy), as well as financial regulation.

 

Elizabeth A. Reese, who will join the faculty at Stanford University.  She is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  She earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2016, where she served on the Executive Board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  Before law school, she also earned an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge University.  Before coming to Chicago, she clerked for Judge Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, worked as a Harvard Public Interest Litigation Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and as an attorney and project manager at the National Congress of American Indians, both in Washington, DC.  Her areas of teaching and research interest include Indian law (both Tribal and Federal), constitutional law, federal courts, race & the law, and civil procedure.  

 

Ryan Sakoda who will join the faculty at the University of Iowa.  He is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.   He received his J.D. from Yale in 2012, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and M.Sc. in Economics in 2007 from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from Harvard in 2017, with a dissertation on “Essays on Law, Economics, and Punishment.”  He worked for five years in the Public Defender Division in Boston, first as a Liman Public Interest Fellow, and then as a trial attorney.   His areas of teaching and research interest include criminal procedure, criminal law, law & economics/empirical legal studies, evidence, and contracts.

 

Peter N. Salib ’16 who will join the faculty at the University of Houston.  He graduated with High Honors and Order of the Coif from the Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Law Review.  He clerked for Judge Easterbrook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and practiced at Sidley & Austin in Chicago for two years before becoming a Climenko Fellow at Harvard. His areas of teaching and research interest include civil procedure, constitutional law, law & economics, law & technology, and federal courts.

 

David Schraub ’11 who will join the faculty at Lewis & Clark.  He graduated with High Honors from the Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.  He was a VAP at the University of Illinois, clerked for Judge Diana Murphy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, and was an associate at Covington & Burlington in Washington, D.C. He will get a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley this year, with a dissertation on "Hard Thoughts and Safe Spaces:  Dilemmas of Deliberation, Dismissal, and Democracy." His areas of teaching and research interest include constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, law and religion, and energy law.

 

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

https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2021/04/congratulations-to-the-university-of-chicago-alumni-and-fellows-who-secured-tenure-track-positions-t.html

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