Professor of Law
He teaches principally in the areas of civil procedure, complex civil litigation, federal courts, torts, products liability, and remedies. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including casebooks in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, as well as numerous law-review articles in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, and torts. He has served as Chair of the AALS Section on Civil Procedure, and as a member of the AALS Committee on Professional Development.
Courses TaughtLAW60307, Constitutional Law
LAW60308, Civil Procedure
LAW70305, Constitutional Law II
LAW70316, Complex Civil Litigation
Class Actions: Five Principles To Promote Fairness and Efficiency (LexisNexis 2014 ed. 2013).
Collective Justice: Making Class Actions Fair and Effective (forthcoming Oxford Univ. Press 2012)
Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 3d ed. forthcoming 2012)
Modern Complex Litigation, with Roger H. Trangsrud (Foundation, 2d ed. 2010)
Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 2d ed. 2008).
Civil Procedure: Essentials, with Suzanna Sherry (Wolters Kluwer 2007).
Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 2004).
Complex Litigation: Problems in Advanced Civil Procedure, with Roger H. Trangsrud (Foundation Press 2002).
Complex Litigation and the Adversary System, with Roger H. Trangsrud (Foundation Press 1998); and Supplement (Foundation Press 2000).
Mass Tort Settlement Class Actions: Five Case Studies (Federal Judicial Center 1998).
The Story of Hansberry: The Rise of the Modern Class Action, in Civil Procedure Stories 233-294 (Kevin M. Clermont ed., Thomson-West 2008).
Hansberry v. Lee: The Foundation of Modern Class Actions, in Civil Procedure Stories 217-79 (Kevin M. Clermont ed., Foundation Press 2004).
Mandatory Prediscovery Disclosure in the Northern District of Indiana, in Mandatory Prediscovery Disclosure: A First Look, at tab 8 (M.B. Thaler and E. Ward eds., American Bar Association 1994).
The Litigation Budget, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 855 (2015).
Resurrecting Trial by Statistics, 99 Minn. L. Rev. 1459 (2015).
Auctioning Class Settlements, 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 227 (2014).
Cy Pres and the Optimal Class Action, 82 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 767 (2014).
Living in CAFA’s World, 32 The Review of Litigation 691–719 (2013).
Superiority as Unity, 107 Nw. U. L. Rev. 565-592 (2013) (a contribution to a festschrift in honor of Martin Redish).
Foreign Citizens in Transnational Class Actions, 97 Cornell L. Rev. 87 (2011) (with Linda Sandstrom Simard)
Foreword: Erie's Gift, 44 Akron L. Rev, 897 (2011).
Procedure, Substance, and Erie, 64 Vand. L. Rev. 877 (2011).
Optimal Class Size, Opt-Out Rights, and "Indivisible" Remedies, 79 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 542 (2011) (with David Betson).
Resolving Cases On the Merits, 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. 407 (2010)
Exiting Litigation, 41 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 263 (2010).
The Appropriations Power and Sovereign Immunity, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 1207 (2009) (with Paul F. Figley).
Rethinking Adequacy of Representation, 87 Tex. L. Rev. 1137 (2009).
Finding Room for State Class Actions in a Post-CAFA World: The Case of the Counterclaim Class Action, 35 W. St. U. L. Rev. 193 (2007).
"The Dean of Chicago's Black Lawyers": Earl Dickerson and Civil Rights Lawyering in the Year Before Brown, 93 Virginia L. Rev. 1355 (2007). (with Stephen Robinson).
Pound's Century, and Ours, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 513 (2006).
A Theory of Federal Common Law, 100 Nw. U. L. Rev. 585 (2006) (with Briah J. Murray).
A Dialogic Defense of "Alden," 75 Notre Dame Law Review 1161 (2000).
Looking Forward, 1 Sedona Conference Journal 1 (2000).
Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Law: A Dialogue, 62 Albany Law Review 1 (1998).
Civil Procedure: The Last Ten Years, 46 Journal of Legal Education 503 (1996).
A Process Theory of Torts, 51 Washington & Lee Law Review 1313 (1994).
Tort Law: The Languages of Duty, 25 Indiana Law Review 1419 (1992).
Unattainable Justice: The Form of Complex Litigation and the Limits of Judicial Power, 60 George Washington Law Review 1683 (1992).
80 J. Relig. 702 (2000).
Mass Tort Settlement Class Actions: Five Case Studies and Their Policy Implications (Federal Judicial Center 1998).
Report of the Advisory Group on the Reduction of Cost and Delay in Civil Cases, with the Honorable Robert L. Miller Jr. (1991).
Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act: Hearing on H.R. 1023 Before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, 104th Cong. (1996).
Areas of Expertise
- Civil Procedure
- Complex Civil Litigation
- Federal Courts