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Scott Dodson

Associate Dean for Research & James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation

San Francisco, CA, US

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An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Professor Scott Dodson has written more than sixty articles 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 three books: 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 (Oxford 2011, 2d ed. 2012). His writings have been cited in twenty court opinions, including by the Alabama, Nebraska, and Texas Supreme Courts, and the 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.






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Areas of Expertise

Civil ProcedureFederal CourtsClass ActionsComparative Civil Procedure

Selected Articles

Personal Jurisdiction and Aliens | Vol. 116, Page _

Michigan Law Review (2018) (with Bill Dodge)

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

Virginia Law Review (2018)

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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