Our third RFA luncheon of the academic year was held on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Omni Hotel. Our speaker was Risa Goluboff, dean of the School of Law, who spoke on “Civil Liberties vs. the Police: Then and Now.”
Risa Goluboff became the 12th, and the first female, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law on July 1, 2016. She is a nationally renowned legal historian whose scholarship and teaching focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law, and especially their historical development in the 20th century.
Dean Goluboff is the author of The Lost Promise of Civil Rights (Harvard, 2007) and Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s (Oxford, 2016), and the co-editor (with Myriam Gilles) of Civil Rights Stories (Foundation Press, 2008).
A Harvard graduate, Goluboff received a MA degree in history from Princeton in 1999, a JD degree from Yale in 2000, and a PhD degree in history from Princeton in 2003. Prior to joining the UVA Law School in 2002, she clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also served as a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa.
In 2008, Goluboff received the Law School’s Carl McFarland Award for excellence in faculty scholarship, and in 2011 the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award. She is an affiliated scholar with the Miller Center’s Governing America in a Global Era program and a faculty affiliate at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. In 2012, Goluboff was named a distinguished lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. From 2011 to 2016, she directed the University’s J.D.-M.A. in History Program. Goluboff has served as a visiting professor at Columbia, Chicago and New York University law schools.
To read more about Dean Goluboff, see A Legal Historian Committed to Contemporary Social Justice (Virginia Journal 2007).
For the full RFA event schedule for 2016-2017, see: http://www.virginia.edu/retiredfaculty/wordpress/?page_id=19