Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios

Scott Dodson

Professor Scott Dodson is Professor of Law and the Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair at UC Hastings College of the Law. He has authored more than thirty‐five articles on civil procedure and federal jurisdiction, appearing in Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review, among others. He is the author or editor of three books: The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Forthcoming 2014), New Pleading in the Twenty‐First Century (2013), and Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers (2d ed. 2012). His writings have been cited by the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Professor Dodson is a frequent commentator in various news media and has blogged for SCOTUSblog, Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog, and PrawfsBlawg. He also has authored or joined numerous amicus briefs before the Supreme Court.

Robin Effron

Professor Robin Effron teaches civil procedure and business law courses. Her articles on civil procedure have been published in several law reviews including the William & Mary Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Alabama Law Review. At Brooklyn Law School, she is the Co‐Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. Professor Effron is an editor for the Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog for the Law Professors Blog Network. Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School’s faculty, Professor Effron served as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In law school, she was an articles editor on the NYU Law Review.

Stephen E. Sachs

Stephen E. Sachs is an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Law. He joined the Duke faculty after practicing in the litigation group of Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, D.C. Professor Sachs teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, and seminars on constitutional law. His research focuses on the history of civil procedure and private law and its implications for current disputes. Professor Sachs clerked for Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. during the October 2009 Supreme Court term. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, he also clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Bradley Scott Shannon

Bradley Scott Shannon is a Professor of Law at the Florida Coastal School of Law. Professor Shannon teaches and has written extensively in the areas of civil procedure and legal process. After graduating with honors in law from the University of Washington School of Law, he clerked for several years for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and then practiced complex and commercial litigation in Seattle. Prior to joining Florida Coastal, Professor Shannon was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, where he taught a variety of litigation‐related courses and started the first low‐income taxpayer clinic in the Northwest. Professor Shannon’s works have been published in legal journals from American University Washington College of Law, Harvard Law School, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, and University of Washington School of Law, among others, and his textbook, American Legal Process, is scheduled to be published in February 2015 by Wolters Kluwer (Aspen).

Andrew Bradt

Andrew Bradt is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where he teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, and remedies. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Professor Bradt was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. Before entering academia, Professor Bradt was a litigator at Jones Day in New York and at Ropes & Gray in Boston. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the District of Massachusetts. Pofessor Bradt graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he received the Joseph H. Beale Prize for Conflict of Laws. His current research focuses on the adaptation of procedural and choice‐of‐law systems to large‐scale multijurisdictional litigation, with a particular interest in federal multidistrict litigation.

Kevin Clermont

Kevin Clermont is the Ziff Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, his field is civil procedure, with a specialty in international litigation. His publications include Standards of Decision in Law: Psychological and Logical Bases for the Standard of Proof, Here and Abroad (2013); Principles of Civil Procedure (3d ed. 2012); and Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure (11th ed. 2014).

Linda S. Mullenix

Linda S. Mullenix holds the Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, she earned M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She practiced appellate litigation in Washington, D.C. and has been a college and law professor since 1974. Professor Mullenix has served as a Supreme Court Fellow; a scholar‐in‐residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy; and held the Fulbright Senior Distinguished Chair in Law, in Trento, Italy. She is an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation, the American Law Institute, and the International Association of Procedural Law. She served on the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Austin. In January 2012, Professor Mullenix was honored as a “Pathfinder 2012” by the Travis County Women’s Law Association, which recognizes women in the community who “have used their law degrees in ways that inspire the rest of us.” Professor Mullenix teaches federal civil procedure, mass tort litigation, and various courses relating to class action litigation. She is the author or co‐author of seventeen books including Leading Cases in Civil Procedure (2d ed. 2012); Mass Tort Litigation (2d ed. 2008); Federal Courts in the Twenty‐First Century (3d ed. 2007); State Class Action Practice and Procedure (2000); Restatement Third, The Law Governing Lawyers (2000); Understanding Federal Courts (1998); and Moore’s Federal Practice. For more than twenty years she has been a contributor to Preview of Supreme Court Cases and a regular columnist for the National Law Journal. She served as an Associate Reporter for the ALI Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, a consultative member of the ALI Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure, and the ALI Complex Litigation Project. Professor Mullenix has published dozens of articles in The Chicago Legal Forum, Cornell Law Review, Georgetown University Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review, as well as numerous other journals.

Adam Steinman

Adam Steinman is the Frank M. Johnson Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. Professor Steinman is an award‐winning teacher and scholar specializing in civil procedure and complex litigation. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an author on the Wright & Miller Federal Practice & Procedure treatise, and a co‐editor of the Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog. Prior to becoming a professor, Professor Steinman practiced at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Washington. He was also a supervising attorney in Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Program, and served as a judicial clerk to federal judges at both the trial and appellate levels.