Past Event: Stanford Club of Hong Kong

Evening Reception, Thursday, 30 May 2013
18:00 PM to 20:00 PM
UBS Offices (Stamford 1 & 2 Room), International Finance Center, Tower 2, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Stanford Speaks:
MARY ELIZABETH MAGILL, Dean, Stanford Law School & Richard E. Lang Professor of Law

Event Details:

The Stanford Club welcome more than 60 pre-registered alumni and guests to meet and exchange views with newly appointed Dean Mary Elizabeth Magill of Stanford Law School. Dean Magill was appointed in September 2012, replacing former Dean Larry Kramer, who is now President of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and is Stanford Law School’s 13th Dean. Prior to joining Stanford, Dean Magill was vice-dean of the University of Virginia Law School.  She has already announced her intention to work closely with the new Dean of the Stanford Medical School for areas where medicine and law intersect (for example, the legal implications of genetic testing).  Dean Magill has prioritized, inter alia, boosting the Law School’s global business platform in order to better prepare students for international deal-making, arbitration and litigation in the private sector. 

Mary Elizabeth Magill (“Liz”) was appointed the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School on September 1, 2012.  She is the law school’s 13th dean. Before coming to Stanford she was on the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law for 15 years, serving most recently as vice dean, the Joseph Weintraub–Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor.

An expert in administrative law and constitutional structure, Dean Magill teaches administrative law, constitutional law, and food and drug law.  Her scholarly articles have been published in leading law reviews, and she has won several awards for her scholarly contributions. She is a member of the American Law Institute, and served as a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge University.

After completing her BA in history at Yale University in 1988, Dean Magill served as a senior legislative assistant for energy and natural resources for U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, a position she held for four years.  She left the Hill to attend the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was articles development editor of the Virginia Law Review and received several awards for academic and scholarly achievement. After graduating in 1995, Dean Magill clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.