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. My articles have been published in the Yale Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, and the Cardozo Law Review.
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.