UVA-LogoCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ A legal historian specializing in civil rights has been selected as the 12th dean and the first woman to lead the School of Law at the University of Virginia. Risa L. Goluboff’s appointment, which is effective July 1, was announced Friday. Goluboff is the John Allan Love professor of law and professor of history at
U.Va. She also is a faculty affiliate of U.Va.’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and faculty associate of the Governing America in a Global Era Program at UVA’s Miller Center. Goluboff succeeds Paul G. Mahoney, who will return to the faculty. The U.Va. School of Law is the nation’s second-oldest continuously operating law school.