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News Posted on June 13, 2012

Professors Afsharipour, Joslin Granted Tenure

Professors Afra Afsharipour and Courtney Joslin have been approved for promotion to Professor of Law, a move that effectively grants tenure to the King Hall faculty members.

Prior to joining the UC Davis School of Law faculty in 2007, Professor Afsharipour was an associate in the corporate department of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she advised clients on domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance and compliance matters. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Afsharipour received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review. Her areas of research include comparative corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional law.  Her scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the UC Davis Law Review.  Professor Afsharipour's article, "Transforming the Allocation of Deal Risk through Reverse Termination Fees," was selected for the Corporate Practice Commentator's annual list of the "Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2011."

Professor Joslin received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Prior to joining the law faculty at UC Davis in 2007, she served as an attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where she litigated cases on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. Professor Joslin's areas of interest include family and relationship recognition, particularly focusing on same-sex and nonmarital couples. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews, including the Boston University Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the Southern California Law Review. Her article, "Protecting Children(?): Marriage, Gender, and Assisted Reproductive Technology" was selected as a winner of the 2010 Dukeminier Award.