Scott Dodson, Founding Director

Scott DodsonAn expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Professor Scott Dodson is the James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation and Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings Law. He has published seven book titles, including The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Cambridge 2015) and New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford 2013). He has written around 100 shorter works appearing in such journals as Stanford Law ReviewNew York University Law ReviewMichigan Law ReviewUniversity of Pennsylvania Law ReviewCalifornia Law ReviewVirginia Law ReviewDuke Law JournalNorthwestern University Law ReviewGeorgetown Law Journal, American Journal of Comparative LawAmerican Journal of International Law, and Law & Society Review. His scholarly writings have been cited in more than 30 court opinions and have been downloaded more than 45,000 times. For 2010-14, he was listed as the 9th (tied) most-cited civil-procedure scholar. Professor Dodson is a frequent commentator in the news, including appearances on the 10:00 Nightly News, NPR Radio, and CNN Radio; quotes in various print media; and blogging stints at SCOTUSblog, SCOCAblog, Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog, and PrawfsBlawg.

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