Six UCLA School of Law Academic Fellows Obtain Tenure-Track Positions

February 25, 2016 – Six UCLA School of Law academic fellows have accepted tenure-track faculty positions for the coming fall.  Maureen Carroll, University of Michigan Law School; Daniela Dover, UCLA Department of Philosophy; George S. Georgiev, Emory University School of Law; Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe, UC Davis School of Law; Brandon Weiss, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law; and Jordan Blair Woods, University of Arkansas School of Law.  

UCLA Law offers a number of fellowships for law school graduates who are committed to pursuing careers in academia. The fellowships provide opportunities to teach and do scholarly research in preparation for going on the academic job market. Fellows execute a comprehensive scholarly research project and teach courses in close consultation with the law school faculty.

Maureen Carroll is the Bernard A. and Lenore S. Greenberg Law Review Fellow at UCLA Law. She has accepted a tenure-track appointment with the University of Michigan Law School. Carroll received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude from Princeton University and her J.D. from UCLA Law. Carroll's research and teaching interests focus on civil procedure, civil rights, the legal profession and employment discrimination.

Daniela Dover is a Fellow in Law and Philosophy at UCLA Law.  She has received a tenure-track appointment with the UCLA Department of Philosophy. Dover holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Classics from Yale, and was a visiting student in Classics at Humboldt University of Berlin as well as a visiting student in Philosophy at École Normale Supérieure. She expects to receive her Ph.D. in Philosophy from New York University in 2016. Dover’s research and teaching interests include social and political philosophy, ethics, ancient philosophy and the philosophy of law.

George S. Georgiev is a Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy Fellow at UCLA Law. He has accepted a tenure-track appointment with Emory University School of Law. Georgiev received his B.A. summa cum laude in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University. He received his J.D. from Yale and holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Munich. His primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulation, antitrust law and comparative business law.

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe is a Binder Teaching Fellow at UCLA Law. She has accepted a tenure-track appointment with UC Davis School of Law. Joe earned her B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin with departmental and university-wide honors, and her J.D. from Stanford with Pro Bono Distinction. Joe’s research and teaching interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and professional responsibility.

Brandon Weiss is a Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy Fellow at UCLA law. He has accepted a tenure-track appointment with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Weiss received his B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from Harvard and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research engages the intersection of housing, economic mobility and government intervention, with a particular focus on privatization, public-private partnerships and federal housing policy. He teaches courses related to community economic development, social entrepreneurship, housing, real estate and business transactions.

Jordan Blair Woods is the Richard Taylor Law Teaching Fellow at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA Law. He has accepted a tenure-track appointment with the University of Arkansas School of Law. Woods received his A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, and a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. He earned his J.D. from UCLA Law. Woods’ research interests lie at the intersection of criminal law/procedure, constitutional law, and sexual orientation and gender identity law, and his teaching interests include sexual orientation and gender identity law, criminal law, constitutional law, criminal procedure, family law and legislation.