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News Posted on August 8, 2019

UC Davis Law welcomes Stacy-Ann Elvy, Karrigan Börk to its faculty

UC Davis School of Law is pleased to welcome two outstanding teacher/scholars, Stacy-Ann Elvy and Karrigan Börk, to its faculty. Elvy joins the King Hall community as a professor of law, and Börk as an acting professor of law.

Elvy arrives at UC Davis from New York Law School, where she was a professor of law and associate director of the Center for Business and Financial Law. Her research focuses on “the commercial law of privacy” and its relationship to emerging technology, and human rights law. She will teach Civil Procedure in fall 2019 and Commercial Law and Privacy, Technology, and the Law in spring 2020.

Elvy is writing a book, The Internet of Things: The Future of Commercial Law and Privacy, for Cambridge University Press. She is the 2019 recipient of the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award. Her scholarship has been published in leading law journals and books, including the Columbia Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Edward Elgar Press).

Elvy holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University. She joined the legal academy after practicing law at Akerman Senterfitt and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Börk, a scholar in environmental law, natural resources law and administrative law, previously served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He also co-directed UOP’s Environmental Studies Program. He will teach Water Law in fall 2019 and Property in spring 2020.

Börk is returning to UC Davis, where he completed his Ph.D. in ecology and received the Shapiro Family Award as outstanding ecology Ph.D. graduate of 2011. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Börk clerked for Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Mary Beck Briscoe, U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas Judge Janice Karlin. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas in 2002, and was named a Truman Scholar in 2001 and a Switzer Fellow in 2010.

The law school will search for two more tenure-track faculty members next year.