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Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr.

Emeritus Professor of Law

Geoffrey Hazard, Jr.

Geoffrey Hazard is perhaps the primary figure in legal ethics in the country today. His treatise Civil Procedure (Foundation, 5th ed. Continue reading… Geoffrey Hazard is perhaps the primary figure in legal ethics in the country today. His treatise Civil Procedure (Foundation, 5th ed. 2001), with Fleming James Jr. and John Leubsdorf, is a mainstay of American legal education. He continues to write prodigiously including the ALI/UNIDROIT Principles of Transnational CivilProcedure, which has become a model of civil procedure for international commercial disputes; a treatise; and many articles, particularly on joinder, including class actions, and discovery. His book (with Angelo Dondi), Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study (Stanford, 2004) compares ethics in the legal professions of modern industrialized countries.


Hazard received the ABA Michael Franck Award in Professional Responsibility, American Bar Foundation Research Award and William Keck Foundation Award, Columbia University School of Law Association Medal for Excellence, American Judicature Society, Outstanding Contributions to Promoting Effective Administration of Justice, the ceremony of Salute, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the International Insolvency Institute Gold Award, and the ABA Robert J. Kutak Award as well as seven honorary degrees. [Hide]

Expertise

  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Jurisdiction

Books

MORAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN LAW: FAITH, VIRTUE AND MORES, (Intersentia 2013) (with Douglas W. Pinto, Jr.).

THE LAW AND ETHICS OF LAWYERING (5th ed. Foundation Press 2010) (with Susan P. Koniak, Roger C. Cramton, George M. Cohen & W. Bradley Wendel).

ALI/UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES OF TRANSNATIONAL CIVIL PROCEDURE (2005).

LEGAL ETHICS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY (with ANGELO DONDI, Stanford Univ. Press 2004).
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THE LAW OF LAWYERING (with WILLIAM HODES; 4th ed. 2003).
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AMERICAN CIVIL PROCEDURE: AN INTRODUCTION (with MICHELE TARUFFO, Yale Univ. Press 1993).
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Articles and Book Chapters

Advocacy Revalued, 159 U. PA. L. REV. 751 (2011) (with Dana A. Remus).

The Cy Pres Remedy: Procedure or Substance?, 45 U.S.F. L. REV. 597 (2011).

Quasi-Preemption: Nervous Breakdown in Our Constitutional System, 84 TUL. L. REV. 1143 (2010).

Civil Procedure in Comparative Perspective, 49 SUP. CT. L. REV. 2d Ser. (Canada) 657 (2010).

Toward a Revised 4.2 No-Contact Rule, 60 HASTINGS L.J. 797 (2009) (with Dana R. Irwin).

Has the Erie Doctrine Been Repealed by Congress? (symposium paper), 156 U. PA. L. REV. 1629 (2008).

Challenges in Law Making in Mass Societies (symposium paper), 67 LA. L. REV. 1103 (2007).

Jury Trial and the Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure, 25 PENN ST. INT’L L. REV. 499 (2006).

Responsibilities of Judges and Advocates in Civil and Common Law: Some Lingering Misconceptions Concerning Civil Lawsuits, 39 CORNELL INT'L. L.J. 59 (2006) (with Angelo Dondi).

The Rhetoric of Disputes in the Courts, the Media, and the Legislature, 40 GA. L. REV. 559 (2006).

Advertising and Intermediaries in Provision of Legal Services: Bates in Retrospect and Prospect, 37 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 307 (2005).

Imputed Conflicts of Interest in International Law Practice, 30 OKLA. CITY U. L. REV. 489 (2005).

Law, Ethics and Mystery, 82 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. 509 (2005).

Two Valuable Treatises on Civil Law (reviewing NEIL ANDREWS, ENGLISH CIVIL PROCEDURE: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE NEW CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM (2003) and PETER L. MURRAY AND ROLF STÜRNER, GERMAN CIVIL JUSTICE (2004)), 37 N.Y.U. J. INT’L L. & POL. 611 (2005).

“Lawyer for Lawyers”: The Emerging Role of Law Firm Legal Counsel, 53 U. KAN. L. REV. 795 (2005).

A New Player in the Boardroom: The Emergence of the Independent Directors' Counsel, 59 BUS. LAW. 1389 (2004).

Humanity and the Law (discussing Daniel Markovits, Legal Ethics From the Lawyer’s Point of View, 15 YALE J.L. & HUMAN. 209 (2004)), 16 YALE J.L. & HUMAN. 79 (2004).

Lawyer for the Situation, 39 VAL. U. L. REV. 377 (2004).

An Historical Analysis of the Binding Effect of Class Suits, 146 U. PA. L. REV. 1849 (with John Geded and Stephen Sowle, 1998).

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Class Suits and Discovery in American Procedure
  • Comparative Civil Procedure
  • Professional Ethics
  • Comparative Professional Ethics

Positions

Penn Law - Emeritus Professor of Law (2009- ); Trustee Professor of Law (1994-2009 )

Yale - Professor of Law (1971-94); Sterling Professor of Law Emeritus (1994- ); Deputy Dean, Yale School of Organization and Management (1981-82); Acting Dean (1980-81); Associate Dean (1979-80)

University of Chicago - Professor of Law (1964-71)

University of California, Berkeley - Professor of Law (1961-64); Associate Professor (1958-61)

Visiting Professor - University of Michigan, Université d'Aix-Marseille, Harvard, University of Arizona, Stanford, University of Chicago

Associazione Italiana fra gli Studiosi del Processo Civile - Member (1998- )

Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Ethics
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Western Moral Concepts

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