Sunday, April 8, 2007

Spotlight On: Professor Richard Nagareda

Spotlight_image Nagareda_pictureProfessor Richard Nagareda is Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he is also Director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and holds the Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence.

J.D. University of Chicago
A.B. Stanford University

Professor Nagareda's recent scholarship explores the impact of class action lawsuits on the pursuit of legal rights. In 2003, he was appointed as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute project on Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation. He teaches courses on evidence and complex litigation and a seminar on mass torts. Professor Nagareda previously taught on the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law and as a visitor at the University of Texas School of Law. Before joining the academy, Professor Nagareda clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, of the D.C. Circuit, and practiced in the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and as an associate at Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C. In 2002 he won the Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Representative Publications (SSRN author page)


    * Mass Torts in a World of Settlement, University of Chicago Press (forthcoming 2007)


    * "FDA Preemption: When Tort Law Meets the Administrative State," 1 Journal of Tort Law      (forthcoming 2007)
    * "Aggregation and its Discontents: Class Settlement Pressure, Class-Wide Arbitration, and CAFA," 107 Columbia Law Review (2006)
    * "Restitution, Rent Extraction, and Class Representatives: Implications of Incentive Awards," 53 UCLA Law Review (2006)
    * "The Allocation Problem in Multiple-Claimant Representations," 14 Supreme Court Economic Review 95 (2006) (with Paul Edelman & Charles Silver)
    * "Administering Adequacy in Class Representation," 82 Texas Law Review 287 (2003)
    * "The Preexistence Principle and the Structure of the Class Action," 103 Columbia Law Review 149 (2003)
    * "Autonomy, Peace and Put Options in the Mass Tort Class Action," 115 Harvard Law Review 747 (2002)


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