Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Professor of Law
Professor Jay Tidmarsh, an expert in complex civil litigation and civil procedure, joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School in 1989. He earned an A.B. with highest honors from Notre Dame in 1979 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1982. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, he practiced as a trial attorney with the Torts Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1982 to 1989. He served as a visiting professor of law at Michigan Law School in 2000 and at Harvard Law School in 2003. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Law Institute.
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 thirteen 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.
LAW60307, Constitutional Law
LAW60308, Civil Procedure
LAW70311, Federal Courts
LAW70316, Complex Civil Litigation
LAW70371, Conflict of Laws
LAW70912, Products Liability
The Procedural Safeguards of Liberty (Cambridge Univ. Press forthcoming 2021)
Civil Procedure (5th ed. Foundation Press 2020), with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Suzanna Sherry
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2020)
Complex Litigation and Its Alternatives (Foundation Press 2018), with Roger H. Trangsrud
Civil Procedure (4th ed. Foundation Press 2016), with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Suzanna Sherry
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2019)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2018)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2017)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2016)
Class Actions: Five Principles To Promote Fairness and Efficiency (LexisNexis 2013)
Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Civil Procedure (Aspen Publishers 2012)
Civil Procedure (3d ed. Foundation Press 2012), with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Suzanna Sherry
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2012)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2013)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2014)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2015)
Modern Complex Litigation (2d ed. Foundation Press 2010), with Roger H. Trangsrud
Civil Procedure (2d ed. Foundation Press 2008), with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Suzanna Sherry
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2008)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2009)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2010)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2011)
Civil Procedure: The Essentials (Aspen Publishers 2007), with Suzanna Sherry
Civil Procedure (Foundation Press 2004), with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Suzanna Sherry
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2005)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2006)
- Annual Developments and Rules Supplement (2007)
Complex Litigation: Problems in Advanced Civil Procedure (Foundation Press 2002), with Roger H. Trangsrud
Complex Litigation and the Adversary System (Foundation Press 1998), with Roger H. Trangsrud'
- Teacher's Update (1999)
- Supplement (2000)
Mass Tort Settlement Class Actions (Federal Judicial Center 1998)
Jay Tidmarsh, Chapter 71.1 (Condemning Real or Personal Property), in Moore’s Federal Practice (periodic updates)
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).
Good Representatives, Bad Objectors, and Restitution in Class Settlements (forthcoming 2021), with Tladi Marumo
The Future of Multidistrict Litigation, 51 CONN. L. REV. 769 (2019), with Daniela Peinado Welsh
Opting out of Discovery, 71 VAND. L. REV. 1801 (2018) (Symposium on the Future of Discovery)
The English Fire Courts and the Seventh Amendment’s Right to Jury Trial, 83 U. CHI. L. REV. 1893 (2016)
The Future of Oral Argument, 48 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 475 (2016) (Symposium on Judicial Decisionmaking)
Diagnosis and Treatment of the “Superiority Problem,” 69 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 267 (2016)
Realising the Promise of Costs Budgets: An Economic Analysis, 35 CIVIL JUSTICE Q. 219 (2016)
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