Tobias Barrington Wolff
Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law; Deputy Dean, Alumni Engagement and Inclusion
Tobias Barrington Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, constitutional law, and LGBT rights. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed.
CIVIL PROCEDURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE (Aspen Publishers, 5th ed., 2017 & Supp. 2018) (with LINDA SILBERMAN & ALLAN STEIN).
Articles and Book Chapters
Compelled Speech and Expressive Association: The Case of the Solomon Amendment, in ANDREW KOPPELMAN (WITH TOBIAS BARRINGTON WOLFF), A RIGHT TO DISCRIMINATE? HOW THE CASE OF BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA V. JAMES DALE WARPED THE LAW OF FREE ASSOCIATION (Yale Univ. Press, 2009).
Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out (review of book by Steve Estes), 30 INT’L HIST. REV. 216 (2008).
More publications can be found here.
The Class Action Fairness Act and Choice of Law in the Federal Courts (article manuscript)
Compelled Corporate Speech and the Role of Expressive Autonomy Under the First Amendment (article manuscript) (forthcoming)
The Regulation of Marital Status in the Modern Conflicts Era (article manuscript)
Conflict of Laws and the Sovereign Immunity Revolution (article manuscript)
- Civil Procedure
- Class Actions
- Choice of Law and Multijurisdictional Disputes
- Free Speech and the First Amendment
- The Rights of Gay Men and Lesbians
Penn Law – Professor of Law (2007- ); Visiting Professor (fall 2006)
University of California, Davis – Professor of Law (2004-07); Assistant Professor of Law (2000-04)
Legal Advisor & LGBT Policy Chair, Senator Barack Obama, Obama for America ’08
Law Clerk, Judge Betty Binns Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1997-98)
Visiting Professor -- New York University, Harvard, Penn Law, Northwestern, Stanford
Law Clerk, Judge William A. Norris (retired Sept. 1997), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1997)
Executive Board, The Equal Justice Society, Founding Board Member and Secretary to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, 2003–March 2013.
Obama for America ’08 June 2007 – November 2008 - Co-Chair (with U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin), National LGBT Steering & Policy Committee.
Civil Rules Restyling Project: Blue-ribbon committee, May–November 2005.
American Law Institute: Member, 2007–present.
AALS Section on Conflict of Laws: Executive Committee, Jan. 2006–present; Chair, January 2012–January 2013.
- Civil Procedure
- Complex Litigation
- Conflict of Laws
- Constitutional Law
- Federal Courts
- First Amendment
- Law and Sexuality