Civil Procedure and Administrative Law Scholar Joins Stanford Law School

April 2, 2024 – Stanford, CA – Stanford Law School (SLS) announced today that Mila Sohoni will join its faculty as a Professor of Law on June 1, 2024. Sohoni teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, legislation, and health law. Prior to joining SLS, she was the Herzog Research Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law, where she has taught since 2013.

Mila Sohoni

“I am honored and overjoyed to be joining the vibrant community of scholars and students at Stanford Law School,” said Sohoni, who also has served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. “Stanford Law’s commitment to fostering robust intellectual engagement and supporting pioneering research has always been so impressive to me and I cannot imagine a better place to research, learn, and teach.”

Sohoni received the 2018 and 2023 Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching at USD, which is given by student vote. In 2019, she was named the Herzog Endowed Scholar for excellence in scholarship and teaching, and in 2021 she was awarded a USD University Professorship for outstanding contributions in teaching and research.

“Mila is an exceptional scholar and teacher and we are delighted to welcome her to our SLS community,” said Paul Brest, interim dean. “Her diverse areas of scholarship across a large swath of federal and administrative law, along with her demonstrated excellence in the classroom, will allow her to quickly contribute to student and faculty life at the law school.”

A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Sohoni was the book reviews chair and a member of the articles committee of the Harvard Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law at Jenner & Block LLP in New York and Washington, DC. Before attending law school, she spent two years as a science and technology correspondent for The Economist magazine in New York City and London. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in chemistry.

Sohoni also was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar at Cambridge University, where she received her MPhil with distinction (first class) in the history and philosophy of science.

Sohoni was appointed a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States in 2022. She served as the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Administrative Law in 2022-2023. Her article The Lost History of the ‘Universal’ Injunction, 133 Harvard L. Rev. 920 (2020), was a co-winner of the American Constitution Society’s 2020 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Her article Crackdowns, 103 Virginia L. Rev. 31 (2017), was awarded the Association of American Law Schools Section on Criminal Justice’s Junior Scholar Award for 2017.

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