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Scott Dodson - UC Hastings College of the Law. San Francisco, CA, US

Scott Dodson Scott Dodson

Associate Dean for Research & Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law | UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Contacts: dodsons@uchastings.edu / 925-285-1445 / Room 356

Biography

An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Professor Scott Dodson has written more than seventy papers appearing in Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, California Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and several peer-reviewed journals, among others. He is the author or editor of four books: The Black Book of Federal Courts (2018), The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Cambridge 2015), New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford 2013), and Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers (2011, 2d ed. 2012). His writings have been cited in more than twenty court opinions, including by the Alabama, Nebraska, and Texas Supreme Courts, and the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Professor Dodson is a frequent commentator in the news, including appearances on the 10:00 Nightly News, NPR Radio, and CNN Radio; quotes in various print media; and blogging stints at SCOTUSblog, SCOCAblog, Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog, and PrawfsBlawg. Prior to his appointment as the inaugural Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor Dodson held the James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation.

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Civil Procedure

Federal Courts

Class Actions

Comparative Civil Procedure

Selected Articles (18)

Should the Rules Committees Have an Amicus Role? Vol. 104, Page 1

Virginia Law Review (2018)

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Personal Jurisdiction and Aliens Vol. 116, Page 1205

Michigan Law Review (2018) (with Bill Dodge)

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Personal Jurisdiction and Aggregation Vol. 113, Page 1

Northwestern University Law Review (2018)

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A Negative Retrospective of Rule 23 Vol. 92, Page 917

New York University Law Review (2017) (symposium)

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Jurisdiction and Its Effects Vol. 105, Page 619

Georgetown Law Journal (2017)

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An Opt-In Option for Class Actions Vol. 115, Page 171

Michigan Law Review (2016)

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The Gravitational Force of Federal Law Vol. 164, Page 703

University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2016)

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Joint and Several Jurisdiction Vol. 65, Page 1323

Duke Law Journal (2016) (with Phil Pucillo)

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A Revolution in Jurisdiction Ch. 9, Page 137

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Cambridge University Press 2015)

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Party Subordinance in Federal Litigation Vol. 83, Page 1

George Washington Law Review (2014)

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Rethinking Extraordinary Circumstances Vol. 106, Page 377

Northwestern University Law Review (2012)

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Hybridizing Jurisdiction Vol. 99, Page 1439

California Law Review (2011)

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The Complexity of Jurisdictional Clarity Vol. 97, Page 1

Virginia Law Review (2011)

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New Pleading, New Discovery Vol. 109, Page 53

Michigan Law Review (2010)

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Comparative Convergences in Pleading Standards Vol. 158, Page 441

University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2010)

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Mandatory Rules Vol. 61, Page 1

Stanford Law Review (2008)

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In Search of Removal Jurisdiction Vol. 102, Page 55

Northwestern University Law Review (2008)

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A Darwinist View of the Living Constitution Vol. 61, Page 1319

Vanderbilt Law Review (2008)

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