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).
- Civil Procedure
- Complex Litigation
- Judicial Administration
- Federal Courts
- International Civil Litigation
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).
Pleading and the Dilemmas of Modern American Procedure, 93 JUDICATURE 109 (2009).
An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Tenure of Supreme Court Justices, in REFORMING THE SUPREME COURT 317 (R. Cramton & P. Carrington eds., 2006).
The Politics of the Federal Judiciary: Tiered Appellate Decisionmaking, JUDICATURE (July/August 2005).
Vanishing Trials and Summary Judgment in Federal Civil Cases: Drifting Towards Bethlehem or Gomorrah?, 1 J. EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUD. 591 (2004).
More publications can be found here.
Class Actions and the Counterrevolution Against Federal Litigation (June 18, 2015), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-12 (with Sean Farhang). (forthcoming)
The Subterranean Counterrevolution: The Supreme Court, the Media, and Litigation Reform, 65 DEPAUL L. REV. (forthcoming 2015) (with Sean Farhang). (forthcoming 2015)
Proportionality and the Social Benefits of Discovery: Out of Sight and Out of Mind?, 34 REV. LITIG. (forthcoming 2015). (forthcoming)
Federal Court Rulemaking and Litigation Reform: An Institutional Approach, 15 NEV. L. J. (forthcoming 2014/15) (with Sean Farhang) (forthcoming)
Procedure and Pragmatism, contribution to a Festschrift honoring Michele Taruffo (forthcoming). (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)