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Endowments at UVA

Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professorship


The Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professorship in Law was funded by some three hundred of Mr. Bergin's friends and former students. It was the Law School's first teaching professorship. A member of the law faculty from 1963 to 1992, Mr. Bergin founded the joint degree program in law and economics. The William Minor Lile Professor of Law for twenty years, he was known as a master teacher with rigorous standards. He was a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a visiting fellow at Oxford University's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and a Sesquicentennial Associate at the University of Virginia.

Paul G. Mitchell 2014-present

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