Professor Scott Dodson graduated from Duke University School of Law (JD 2000) and Rice University (BA Biology 1996). After graduating from law school, Professor Dodson clerked for the Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Professor Dodson has authored more than thirty articles, appearing in Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review, among others. He has published a coursebook on civil procedure and is currently under contract with Oxford University Press to write a monograph on civil pleadings. His writings have been cited by the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Professor Dodson is a frequent commentator in various news media and has blogged at SCOTUSblog, Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog, and PrawfsBlawg. He also has authored or joined numerous amicus briefs before the Supreme Court.
Prior to joining UC Hastings, Professor Dodson held a permanent faculty appointment at William & Mary Law School from 2009-2012 and at the University of Arkansas School of Law from 2006-2009. For the 2008 fall semester, Professor Dodson was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law.
Courses Taught: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Comparative Civil Procedure
Expertise: Civil Procedure and Federal Courts