1885 Society Distinguished Scholar; Professor of Law
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Biographical Information

Representative Publications

  • A Study of Social Security Disability Litigation in the Federal Courts, Final Report to the Administrative Conference of the United States, July 28, 2016 (co-author, with Jonah Gelbach).
  • Pretrial (9th ed. 2015) (co-author, with Thomas A. Mauet).
  • The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).
  • Trans-Substantivity and the Processes of American Law, 2013 BYU L. Rev. 1191.
  • The History of the Modern Class Action, Part I:  Sturm Und Drang, 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 587 (2013).
  • Institutions and an Interpretive Methodology for The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 927.
  • Flawed but Noble:  Desegregation Litigation and its Implications for the Modern Class Action, 63 Fla. L. Rev. 657 (2011).
  • The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Legal Realism as a Jurisprudence of Law Reform, 44 Ga. L. Rev. 433 (2010).
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Trans-Substantivity in Federal Civil Procedure (Clifford Symposium), 59 DePaul L. Rev. 371 (2010).
  • Complete List of Publications


Yale Law School

Articles Editor, Book Reviews Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

Harvard University

Graduated magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Harvard-Cambridge Scholarship Recipient (1 of 4)

Admitted to Practice

New York

Work Experience

Professor of Law
Rogers College of Law
2012 - present
Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law
Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.
2012 - 2013
Associate Professor of Law
Rogers College of Law
2006 - 2012
Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable William Fletcher, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, Cal.
2005 - 2006
Lecturer and Legal Writing Instructor
Stanford Law School
Spring 2005
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, Cal.
2003 - 2005
Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable Allyne R. Ross, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, NY
2002 - 2003


American Society of International Law


Yale Law School Professor of the Year,
John Strong Professor of the Year
2017, 2012, 2009
Bell Award for Faculty Service
2017, 2012