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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Mashaw, Jerry Louis (1968-1976)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

Jerry Louis Mashaw, 1968-1976

Jerry Mashaw

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jerry Mashaw received his B.A. and LL.B. from Tulane University, graduating first in his law class and as editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Graduating from Tulane in 1961, he became a Marshall Scholar at the University of Edinburgh Law School, where he earned a Ph.D. in European Governmental Studies in 1969. He was a professor at Tulane University Law School from 1966 to 1968. He served as a reporter for the Louisiana State Law Institute on the U.C.C. He was also involved in work for the Office of Economic Opportunity. He served on the UVA faculty from 1968-76, where he taught such courses as Administrative Law, Law and Poverty, Income Redistribution, and Legal Process. In 1975, he and Professor Richard Merrill co-authored a casebook on the American Public Law System. Mashaw departed UVA to join the faculty of Yale Law School.



Virginia’s Urban Corridor: A Preliminary Inquiry (with A.E. Dick Howard, Leigh E. Grosenick, and Dennis W. Barnes) (University of Virginia Center for the Study of Science, Technology, and Public Policy, 1970).

Introduction to the American Public Law System: Cases and Materials (with Richard A. Merrill) (West, 1975).


Ensuring the Observance of Law in the Interpretation and Application of the E.E.C. Treaty: The Role and Functioning of the Renvoi d’Interpretation Under Article 177, 7 Common Mkt. L. Rev. 258-285, 423-453 (1970).

Welfare Reform and Local Administration of Aid to Families with Dependent Children in Virginia, 57 Va. L. Rev. 818-839 (1971).

The Enforcement of Federal Standards in Grant-in-Aid Program: Suggestions for Beneficial Involvement (with Edward A. Tomlinson), 58 Va. L. Rev. 600-693 (1972).

The Legal Structure of Frustration: Alternative Strategies for Public Choice Concerning Federally Aided Highway Construction, 122 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1-96 (1973).

The Management Side of Due Process: Some Theoretical and Litigation Notes on the Assurance of Accuracy, Fairness, and Timeliness in the Adjudication of Social Welfare Claims, 59 Cornell L. Rev. 772-824 (1974).

Reforming the Bureaucracy: The Administrative Conference Technique, 26 Admin. L. Rev. 261-268 (1974).


Revealing the Secret Curriculum (reviewing Krier, ed., Environmental Law and Policy), 59 Va. L. Rev. 169-173 (1973).