Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spotlight On: Professor Linda Mullenix

Spotlight_image MullenixPhD 1977, Columbia University
JD 1980, Georgetown University
MPhil 1974, Columbia University
BA 1971, City College of New York

Linda S. Mullenix holds the Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law. She is the author of nine books including STATE CLASS ACTION PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE (CCH 2000), UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL COURTS (Matthew Bender 1998), MASS TORT LITIGATION (West Group 1996), FEDERAL COURTS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (Lexis-Matthew Bender 1996), and MOORE'S FEDERAL PRACTICE (2d and 3d eds.). She is a contributing editor and writer for Preview of Supreme Court Cases and a regular columnist on complex litigation for the National Law Journal. Professor Mullenix is a member of the American Law Institute, Associate Reporter for the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, a consultative member of the Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Complex Litigation Project. She has written hundreds of articles published in Cornell Law Review, Georgetown University Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.

Professor Mullenix teaches federal civil procedure, mass tort litigation, current issues in class action litigation, class action litigation in a global context, and state class action procedure. She has been a college and law professor since 1974, and has taught complex litigation, federal courts, conflicts, professional responsibility, and civil justice reform. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the City College of New York and holds masters and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. She received her law degree from Georgetown and practiced in Washington, D.C. During 1989-90 she was a Judicial Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center. Professor Mullenix has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Michigan, and Southern Methodist law schools, the Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Chair at Villanova law school, and the Katherine Ryan Distinguished Professor at St. Mary's Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2002 she was a scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. She served as Reporter for an ABA Task Force on Class Actions (1995-97), Reporter for the Southern District of Texas, 1990 Civil Justice Reform Act, Reporter for the National Conference of Federal-State Judicial Relationships (1992), Advisor, Texas Class Action Rules Subcommittee (1998), and Advisor, National Center for State Courts, Study on Civil Discovery (1990-92). Professor Mullenix is an elected member of the International Association of Procedural Law.

Professor Mullenix has worked on numerous complex cases, including Cimino v. Raymark, Georgine v. Amchem, Ahearn v. Fibreboard, In the Matter of Rhone-Poulenc, Castano v. American Tobacco Co., Bolin v. Sears Roebuck, and Ford Motor Company v. Sheldon, Wagner & Brown v. Horwood, as well as breast implant, pacemaker lead, fen-phen, medical monitoring, employment discrimination, securities, insurance, oil and gas, and consumer class actions. She participated in the Symposium on Cutting Edge Issues in Class Action Litigation, The Legal Forum, University of Chicago (2002); Class Action Conference, Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (2001); the Gulf States Class Action Symposium (2000), the University of Pennsylvania Symposium: Mass Torts (1999), the ABA Class Action Institute (1999, 2000), the Mass Tort Working Group, Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (1999-98); the Special Study Conference on Federal Rules Governing Attorney Conduct, Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (1996-2001); the Research Conference on Class Actions, Institute for Judicial Administration and N.Y.U. (1995); the Conference on Civil Procedure and the Future of the Federal Rules, Southwest Legal Foundation and S.M.U. University (1995); and the National Mass Tort Litigation Conference (1994).


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