Law Students

University of Virginia School of Law Dean Steps Down
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

U.Va. School of Law

Summary: Dean Paul G. Mahoney of the U.Va. Law School is returning to teaching and scholarship after leading the school for eight years.

The School of Law dean for the University of Virginia, Paul G. Mahoney, is stepping down after eight years. He will be returning to teaching and scholarship full-time. Mahoney has turned the law school into one of the nation’s top law schools by strategically expanding faculty, improving the student support system, fundraising, and new curricular innovations.


Paul G Mahoney

Even during a nationwide recession, Mahoney completed a successful campaign season in 2012 by surpassing their goal of $150 million by $20 million. Over half of the alumni of the law school have been participating in giving annually during his role as dean.

The school’s endowment is the fifth-largest in the nation’s law schools at a market value of $463 million on June 30, 2014. The endowment funds scholarships, academic initiatives, and professorships. The endowment grew by 55 percent on a per-student basis during the recession.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Mahoney hired 26 new tenured and tenure-track professors, several of which are high-profile lateral educators. The new curricular innovations lead by Mahoney include the Program in Law and Public Service as well as expanded clinical and externship opportunities. The school has established better career counseling services and resources for students, including a building renovation to the Karsh Student Services Center.

The law school has placed a greater emphasis on ensuring that their graduates start off with promising jobs in legal aid offices, federal agencies, courts and nonprofit organizations, and prosecutors and public defenders offices. They have also offered increased fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to help their students work in the public service sector. Mahoney also placed a lot of effort into keep costs low for students. The school was the only top-10 law school to be recognized for its administrative efficiency.

Mahoney joined the school as a faculty member in 1990. He is an expert in securities regulation, law and economics, and corporate finance. He has loved leading the school but is excited to return to his first passion of teaching and scholarship. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale Law School.




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Employment Litigation Attorney with 5+ years of experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a labor and employment litigation attorney with 5+ years of experience...

Apply Now

Capital Markets Staff Attorney with 6+ years of experience

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office is seeking a capital markets staff attorney with 6+ years of experience. Candid...

Apply Now

Attorney with 7-10 years of business litigation experience

USA-CA-Century City

Small to mid-size Century City law firm is seeking an attorney with 7 - 10 years of business litigat...

Apply Now

Bankruptcy Attorney with 2-5 years of experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a bankruptcy attorney with 2-5 years of experience.

Apply Now


Counsel-Tax Credits


Position Overview: Performs tax credit investment legal work. An attorney holding the position of Co...

Apply now

Senior Securities Paralegal


Position Overview: Senior paralegal to support several senior attorneys with state and federal law r...

Apply now



INSURANCE DEFENSE / TRANSPORTATION LITIGATION Law firm located in North Houston seeking an associ...

Apply now

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

Summary: The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Ho...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top