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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013

{ faculty foc us } Top Legal Educators Join UC Hastings’ Faculty UC Hastings welcomed five new PROFESSO RS this year, adding breadth to an already impr essive roster. Th e new FA CULTY MEMBE RS are EXPERTS in civil pr ocedur e, alternative dispu te resolution, business regulation, and issues affecting the underpr ivileged and elderly. they reinforc e the sch ool’s position as an innovative institution for legal study. SCOTT DODSON Professor of Law - Background - Scott Dodson comes to UC Hastings from William & Mary Law School. He has held permanent or visiting appointments at Duke University School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law. Previously, he clerked for the Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He graduated from Duke University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Duke Law Journal. - specialty - Dodson specializes in civil procedure and federal courts. He has written more than 35 articles for varied publications, including Stanford Law Review and California Law Review. His second book, New Pleading in the Twenty- First Century, has just been published by Oxford University Press. His writings have been cited by the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh circuits. He has blogged for SCOTUSblog, Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog, and Prawfsblawg. - courses taught - Civil procedure, federal courts, comparative civil procedure. - fun facts - Dodson trained as a bartender and makes a mean mint julep. “Procedure is power. It is one of the most important subjects a law student studies. I personally litigated many cases in which procedure was the defining moment in the case.” - Scott Dodson - 10 Spring 2013


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013
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