Saturday, July 18, 2020

Peterson to University of Chicago Law

More hiring news! The University of Chicago Law School has welcomed a new legal historian to the faculty: Farah Peterson, formerly of the University of Virginia School of Law. Here's an excerpt from the official announcement:

Farah Peterson, a legal historian whose work focuses on statutory interpretation and judicial authority, has joined the Law School’s faculty from the University of Virginia School of Law, becoming the University of Chicago’s fifth new law professor this summer and marking the most successful hiring year in recent memory.

. . . Peterson, who visited the Law School during the spring quarter, taught at the University of Virginia for three years. She holds both a JD and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale and a PhD in history from Princeton. She has clerked for US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Guido Calabresi on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Read on here.

Congratulations to Professor Peterson and to the University of Chicago Law!

-- Karen Tani