Law School Welcomes New Faculty Members
With the start of the new 2016 academic year, the law school welcomes four new members to its faculty.
Associate Professor of Law Murat Mungan joins the law school faculty from Florida State University, where he began his academic career as a Visiting Assistant Professor and was subsequently promoted to serve as the D’Alemberte Professor of Law. He is a prolific law and economics scholar, and is widely recognized as one of the top young law and economics theorists in the country. His primary substantive field of research is the economics of law enforcement and criminal law.
Mungan's research has been published in top law reviews and the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals focusing on law and economics, including the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, and the American Law and Economics Review. Professor Mungan serves as editor for the Supreme Court Economic Review and as associate editor for the International Review of Law and Economics.
Professor Mungan received his JD from George Mason University where he was a Robert A. Levy Fellow in Law & Liberty; an associate editor of the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy; and won the Scott Whitney Writing Prize. Professor Mungan also holds a PhD and MA in economics from Boston College, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Sabanci University.
Assistant Professor of Law Steven Menashi was most recently a research fellow at New York University School of Law and a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has also served as a research fellow at Georgetown University Law Center and as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Professor Menashi received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif; served as senior articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and managing editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review; and won the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition, the Carl Mason Franklin Award in International Law, and the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award. He was a David and Lucille Packard Fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
Timothy M. MacArthur, Clinical Professor and Director of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS), brings to his position over 14 years of military experience with the United States Army. MacArthur began his legal career as an active duty Judge Advocate in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he served as a Trial Defense Counsel, Trial Counsel/Special Assistant United States Attorney and Administrative and Legal Assistance Attorney. Professor MacArthur's JAG career has taken him to many places, but perhaps the highlight is 2011 when he was selected to be the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Joint Task Force Guantanamo at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Immediately prior to joining the faculty of George Mason, Professor MacArthur completed a 2-year mobilization in the U.S Army Office of Soldiers’ Counsel as a Physical and Medical Evaluation Board Counsel representing Soldiers before formal Physical and Medical Evaluation Boards. Professor MacArthur received his JD from Michigan State University/Detroit College of Law in 2001. He received a BS in Psychology from Madonna University in 1998.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Eugene Mazo most recently taught at Rutgers Law School in Newark and has also taught at Wake Forest University School of Law. Professor Mazo's research focuses on the regulation of the political process, democratic development, and constitutional design. His book Election Law Stories (co-edited with Joshua A. Douglas) is being published by Foundation Press in 2016. He is currently working on a second book, Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America (with Timothy K. Kuhner), which will be published in 2017.
Professor Mazo has worked as a post-doctoral scholar and research fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), been an affiliated scholar of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), and spent time as a visiting researcher at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), all at Stanford University. He has been awarded grants for his research by the John M. Olin Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
A graduate of Columbia College, Professor Mazo received a master's degree from Harvard, his doctorate in politics and international relations from Oxford, and a law degree from Stanford.