A former Supreme Court clerk, Elizabeth Magill is the academic associate dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she also serves as the Joseph Weintraub-Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law and the Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law.
Prior to becoming a professor, Magill was a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also served as a senior legislative assistant for energy and natural resources for U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, a position she held until entering law school at Virginia in 1992. Magill earned her bachelor's degree from Yale.
During 2005-06, Magill served as a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University; she visited Harvard Law School in the spring of 2009. During her LAPA year, Magill's article "Agency Choice of Policymaking Form" was honored as the year's top scholarly article by the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Her scholarship focuses on administrative law and constitutional law, particularly separation of powers theory and doctrine, and her work has been published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Virginia Law Review.