D. Theodore Rave

D. Theodore Rave

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Teddy Rave writes and teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex litigation, constitutional law, and election law.  His recent scholarship focuses on class actions, multidistrict litigation, and public fiduciary law.  Professor Rave’s articles have appeared in leading journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Texas Law Review.  His article, When Peace Is Not the Goal of a Class Action Settlement, was selected for the 2015 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.  He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2018. 

Professor Rave received his B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was senior executive editor of the New York University Law Review.  Following law school, he clerked for Judge Leonard B. Sand on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and for Judge Robert A. Katzmann on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He worked for several years in the Issues and Appeals practice at Jones Day in New York, where he focused on appellate litigation, class actions, and multidistrict litigation.  He began his academic career as a Furman Fellow at New York University School of Law.  Before joining the Texas faculty in 2021, he was the George A. Butler Research Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he received the university-wide Teaching Excellence Award in 2018.  In fall 2020, he was the Austin Wakeman Scott Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.


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