Tobias Barrington Wolff
Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law; Deputy Dean for Equity & 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. 2017), and his recent articles include “Class Actions, Statutes of Limitations and Repose, and Federal Common Law” (with Stephen Burbank) (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), “Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Policy in the Federal Courts” (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), “Scott v. Harris and the Future of Summary Judgment” (Nevada Law Review), “Discretion in Class Certification” (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), “Managerial Judging and Substantive Law” (Washington University Law Review), “Civil Rights Reform and the Body” (Harvard Law & Policy Review), and “Redeeming the Missed Opportunities of Shady Grove” (with Stephen Burbank) (University of Pennsylvania Law Review).
Wolff has served as pro bono counsel in many civil rights cases seeking equal treatment under law for LGBT people. He won the Beacon Award for Public Service in 2013 and the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course in 2009.