William B. Rubenstein is the Sidley Austin Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He writes about civil litigation and teaches a variety of courses about adjudication including Civil Procedure, Advanced Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and Remedies.

Prof. Rubenstein regularly provides expert witness and consulting services to attorneys involved in complex procedural matters.

After graduating from Yale College (magna cum laude, 1982) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude, 1986), Prof. Rubenstein clerked for Hon. Stanley Sporkin. From 1987-1995, he worked at the national office of the ACLU litigating complex civil rights cases. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 2007, Prof. Rubenstein taught for a decade at UCLA Law School. He is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania (inactive), DC (inactive), the US Supreme Court, and numerous federal circuit and district courts.

 

 

 
 











RECENT UPDATES


6/1/2014
Profit for Costs (with Morris A. Ratner)



6/1/2013
Procedure and Society: An Essay for Steve Yeazell



3/2/2011
Class Action Fee Award Procedures



10/14/2010
Complex Litigation Professors File Amicus Brief Supporting Class Actions in Supreme Court



1/1/2008
Prof. Rubenstein Becomes Author of Newberg on Class Actions



11/10/2007
Understanding the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005