School Hires Six New Faculty Members

Washington University Law has hired six outstanding new faculty members whose expertise ranges from tax law to comparative law and economics, Chinese law, race law and feminist jurisprudence, and free speech.

The School welcomes four new faculty members on July 1, 2007:

Cheryl Block
Cheryl Block

Professor Cheryl Block, who was a visiting professor at Washington University Law in 2006-07, is joining the school as a tenured member of the faculty. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and clerked in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Block practiced law in New York and joins the law faculty here after 22 years at George Washington University Law School. She focuses her research and teaching on taxation. In 2007-08, she will teach Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and a Tax Policy seminar.  [view profile]

Gerrit De Geest
Gerrit De Geest

Professor Gerrit De Geest joins Washington University as Professor of Law from the School of Economics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he was a professor of law and economics. He received his J.D., master’s degree, and Ph.D. all from Ghent University. He is the past president of the European Law and Economics Association.  In the United States, De Geest has been a visiting professor at George Mason University and the University of Virginia. In 2007-08, he will teach Law and Economics, Comparative Law, and Jurisprudence.  [view profile]

Carl Minzner
Carl Minzner

Professor Carl Minzner joins the law school as an associate professor from his role as an International Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. Minzner is a graduate of Columbia University where he earned a J.D. and a master’s degree in international affairs. He practiced law in Palo Alto, California, clerked with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and served as senior counsel with the Congressional Executive Commission on China.  Minzner focuses his research and teaching on Chinese law and institutions, international and comparative law, and intellectual property. In 2007-08, he will teach Property and Introduction to Chinese Law. [view profile]

Adam Rosenzweig
Adam Rosenzweig

Professor Adam Rosenzweig has been a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law for the past two years. He joins the law school as an associate professor. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Law and New York University (LL.M. in taxation), Rosenzweig focuses his teaching and scholarship on taxation. In 2007-08, he will teach Federal Income Tax and International Taxation. [view profile]

In addition, two tenured professors have accepted offers and will join the law faculty in 2008:

Adrienne Davis
Adrienne Davis

Professor Adrienne Davis will join the law faculty in January 2008 from the University of North Carolina School of Law where she was the Reef C. Ivey II Research Professor of Law. A graduate of Yale Law School, Davis clerked for the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals for Judge Leon Higginbotham. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, and Cornell Law School.  Davis focuses her research and scholarship on slavery, feminist jurisprudence, sexuality and the law, and trusts and estates.

Gregory Magarian
Gregory Magarian

Professor Gregory Magarian will join Washington University Law in fall 2008.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He clerked for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for Judge Louis Oberdorfer and then the United States Supreme Court for Justice John Paul Stevens. Subsequently, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the faculty at Villanova University School of Law since 1999.  Magarian focuses his scholarship and teaching on free speech, the law of politics, and law and religion.