Patrick Woolley

  • Beck, Redden & Secrest Professor in Law


  • JD Yale
  • AB Stanford

Professor Woolley joined the faculty in 1994 after practicing for several years with Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles. His research and teaching interests include civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts and constitutional law. His publications include The Sources of Federal Preclusion Law After Semtek (Cincinnati, 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).

Recent Publications

  • Using State Test Cases to Settle Multidistrict Litigation? A Comment on “Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era” [Symposium: The Public Life of Private Law: A Volume in Honor of Richard Nagareda], 5 Journal of Tort Law 47 (2012).
  • Law of Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation (St. Paul: Foundation Press, 2nd ed. 2013) (with Richard Nagareda, Robert Bone, Elizabeth Burch, & Charles Silver).
  • The Jurisdictional Nature of Adequate Representation in Class Litigation [Symposium: Aggregate Litigation: Critical Perspectives], 79 George Washington Law Review 410 (2011). View Article

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