Hi! I’m Maureen E. Brady, better known as Molly. I’m an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. I am especially interested in property law, land use, local government law, American legal history, intellectual property law, and water law. During the 2016-17 academic year, I’ll be teaching Land Use and Property.
I use history to analyze questions of institutional capacity, the development of takings law, and property theory. Published works are available on SSRN here and a (relatively) up-to-date C.V. is available here. A small amount of work was published under my maiden name, Maureen Boyle.
I received an A.B. summa cum laude in History from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where I was the two-time recipient of the Parker Prize for legal history scholarship and was awarded the Quintin Johnstone Prize in Real Property Law, the Jewell Prize (for an outstanding contribution to a secondary Yale Law School journal), and the Cullen Prize (for the best paper written by a first-year student). During law school, I served as co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and was a Coker Fellow in Contract Law. I also served as a clerk to Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston as a corporate associate focusing on intellectual property transactions. Before coming to Virginia, I received my Ph.D. in Law at Yale University.