Stephen B. Burbank
David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice
Burbank is the author of definitive works on federal court rulemaking, inter jurisdictional preclusion, litigation sanctions, international civil litigation, litigation retrenchment, and judicial independence and accountability. He is co-editor (with Barry Friedman) of Judicial Independence at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Sage, 2002).
RIGHTS AND RETRENCHMENT: THE COUNTERREVOLUTION AGAINST FEDERAL LITIGATION (Cambridge 2017) (with Sean Farhang).
JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE AT THE CROSSROADS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH (with B. Friedman ed., 2002).
REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE AND REMOVAL (1993) (with others).
Articles and Book Chapters
Private Enforcement of Statutory and Administrative Law in the United States (and Other Common Law Countries), in PROCEDURAL JUSTICE 197-318 (Peter Gottwald & Burkhard Hess, eds. 2014) (with Sean Farhang and Herbert M. Kritzer).
On the Study of Judicial Behaviors: Law Politics, Science and Humility, in WHAT'S LAW GOT TO DO WITH IT? WHAT JUDGES DO, WHY THEY DO IT, AND WHAT'S AT STAKE (Charles Gardner Geyh ed., Stanford Law and Politics 2011).
More publications can be found here.
Class Certification in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: A Longitudinal Study (January 16, 2021), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-03; LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. (forthcoming) (with Sean Farhang). (forthcoming)
- Research Interests:
- Federal Court Rulemaking
- Interjurisdictional Preclusion
- Comparative Procedure
- Judicial Independence and Accountability
- Conflict of Laws
Penn Law - David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice (1995- ); Acting Dean (1995); Robert G. Fuller, Jr., Professor of Law (1991-95); Professor of Law (1986-91); Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean (1983-85); Assistant Professor of Law (1979-83)
University of Pennsylvania - General Counsel (1975-79); General Counsel and Assistant Professor of Law (1979-80)
Trustee - American Academy in Berlin (2007- ); Trustee, American Academy of Political and Social Science (2001-07), Chair (2004-07
Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States (1974-75)
Law Clerk to Justice Robert Braucher, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (1973-74)
Visiting Professor - Harvard; Navarra, Spain; Urbino, Italy; Pavia, Italy; Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; University of Michigan
Special Master, National Football League (2002-11); Acting System Arbitrator, NFL (2011- )
Trustee, American Academy in Berlin (2007- );Selection Committee, Berlin Prize Fellowships, American Academy in Berlin (2003-2007), Chair (2005-2007)
Non-Executive Director, Filtronic plc (1994-2008)
- Civil Procedure
- Complex Litigation
- International Civil Litigation in U.S. Courts
- Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Seminar)
- The Study of Judicial Behavior (Seminar)