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M. Elizabeth Magill

University of Pennsylvania 

M.Elizabeth “Liz” Magill serves as the University of Pennsylvania’s ninth President. A legal scholar and inspiring leader, Magill joined Penn after serving as Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Virginia and, prior to that, as the Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean of the Stanford Law School.

A scholar of administrative and constitutional law, Magill serves at Penn as Trustees University Professor and Professor of Law at Penn Carey Law and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, held a fellowship in the Law and Public Affairs Program at Princeton University, and was the Thomas Jefferson visiting professor at Downing College, Cambridge University. 

After completing her bachelor’s degree in history at Yale University in 1988, Magill served as a senior legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Kent Conrad. She left Capitol Hill to attend UVA’s School of Law. After graduating UVA Law, 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.