Civil Procedure Faculty
Stephen B. Burbank, David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice
Stephen Burbank is the author of definitive works on federal court rulemaking, interjurisdictional preclusion, litigation sanctions, international civil litigation, and judicial independence and accountability. He is co-editor of Judicial Independence at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Sage, 2002). His 1982 article, The Rules Enabling Act of 1934, reoriented the theory and practice of court rulemaking.
Frank Goodman, Professor of Law
Frank Goodman teaches mainly in the fields of constitutional law and federal courts. He has also taught a variety of other courses, ranging from legal philosophy and administrative law to environmental, sports, and welfare law.
Seth Kreimer, Kenneth W. Gemmill Professor of Law
Seth Kreimer has represented plaintiffs in a wide array of litigation, e.g. as co-counsel in Ferguson v. City of Charleston (U.S. Supreme Court 2001), ; In Re R.B.F. (Pa. Supreme Court 2002); Nixon v. Commonwealth (Pa. Supreme Court 2003),; Buck v. Stankovic (M. D. Pa. 2007), and Miller v. Mitchell (3rd Cir 2010).
Kermit Roosevelt, Professor of Law
Kermit Roosevelt works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. His latest book, Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. His prior book, The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority.
David Rudovsky, Senior Fellow
David Rudovsky, one of the nation’s leading civil rights and criminal defense attorneys, practices public interest law with the firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg. He teaches courses in Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
Chris Sanchirico, Samuel A. Blank Professor of Law, Business and Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy
Chris Sanchirico’s work on evidentiary procedure is known for its creativity and for its focus on important issues that have been largely neglected in the literature. He argues that structural features of evidentiary process, such as those that exploit cognitive limitations, are often a better way of dealing with evidentiary misdeeds than attempting to penalize perjury or obstruction of justice.
Catherine Struve, Professor of Law
Catherine Struve specializes in the fields of civil procedure and federal courts. She serves as reporter to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules and as reporter to a Third Circuit task force that has prepared model jury instructions in civil cases.
Tobias Barrington Wolff, Professor of Law
Tobias Barrington Wolff writes and teaches in civil procedure, specializing in complex litigation and the conflict of laws. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Aspen, 3d ed 2009) and his recently published article Federal Jurisdiction and Due Process in the Era of the Nationwide Class Action.
Amy Wax, Robert Mundheim Professor of Law
Amy Wax teaches civil procedure, including a Supreme Court seminar. Previously, she served as Assistant to the Solicitor General and argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ryan Williams, Sharswood Fellow
Ryan Williams’ research focuses primarily on constitutional interpretation, constitutional history and civil procedure. His earlier research addressed the origins of substantive due process and the original meaning of the Ninth Amendment. Presently he is exploring the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause.