Stacy Hawkins

Law Professor and Vice Dean at Rutgers Law School
Stacy Hawkins
  • Class of: Col ’93
  • Current city: Philadelphia, PA
  • Current job: Professor of Law and Vice Dean
  • Bodo’s Order OR Favorite Charlottesville Spot: Cheese Sticks at College Inn or Gus Burger at The White Spot

Tell us your UVA story. What did you do during your time on Grounds? What were your favorite memories?

I was pre-law and in Black Enterprisers. I was an RA in Gwaltney House my fourth year. I have fond memories of working the information desk in Newcomb Hall and meeting friends at the BBS between classes.

Tell us what you’re up to today!

I am a Professor of Law and the Vice Dean at Rutgers Law School where I also serve as a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice.

What makes you say Wahoowa?

Seeing another UVA alum in any context.

What’s the biggest way in which you hope alumni can impact UVA?

By supporting current students on Grounds and telling the story of your own positive experiences on Grounds so that prospective students and other important constituencies understand the unique experience that is UVA.

Pick a pillar that best captures your life today:


Why does that pillar speak to you?

I am an academic and my job is to create and share knowledge around core areas of interest, which for me include subjects at the intersection of law and diversity. One primary interest is the need to ensure equity and diversity in institutions of higher education.