Patrick Woolley

Patrick Woolley

  • A. W. Walker Centennial Chair In Law

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Professor Woolley joined the faculty at the University of Texas School of Law in 1994 after practicing for several years at Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles. He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2005. His research and teaching now focus on civil procedure, conflict of laws, and federal courts, but he has also taught courses in race and the constitution. 

He is a co-author of the casebook, The Law of Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation (Foundation Press 2020), and has authored a variety of law review articles, including among others, Diversity Jurisdiction and the Common-Law Scope of the Civil Action (Washington University Law Review, 2021), Rediscovering the Limited Role of the Federal Rules in Regulating Personal Jurisdiction (Houston Law Review, 2019); The Sources of Federal Preclusion Law after Semtek (Cincinnati Law Review, 2003), The Availability of Collateral Attack for Inadequate Representation in Class Suits (Texas Law Review, 2000) and Mass Tort Litigation and the Seventh Amendment Reexamination Clause (Iowa Law Review, 1998). 

Professor Woolley earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987 and an A.B. in History from Stanford University in 1984.

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