Danielle Stokes to Join Richmond Law Faculty

June 10, 2021

The University of Richmond School of Law is pleased to welcome Danielle Stokes to the faculty as assistant professor of law in Fall 2021. 

Stokes comes to Richmond Law from the Syracuse University College of Law, where she served as a faculty fellow. She teaches and writes in the areas of property, environmental law, and environmental justice, with a focus on sustainability and equity in land use planning. Her forthcoming scholarship on renewable energy and federalism will be published in the Minnesota Law Review. Prior to joining academia, Stokes worked in land use and real estate law with McGuireWoods. 

The new position will be a homecoming for Stokes, who received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

“I’m so pleased to be able to welcome Professor Stokes back to the University of Richmond in a new capacity,” said Dean Wendy Perdue. “She brings with her a deep commitment to students and an impressive expertise that will be a great benefit to our students.”

Stokes also brings with her a flexible and resilient approach. “As I embark on this new chapter, after a year like nothing we've ever seen, only a few things remain certain,” said Stokes: “expect the unexpected and remain adaptable.” Plus, she added, “when all else fails, write my best laid plans in pencil.”