April 29, 2022

Professor Co-Authors Prestigious Legal Text

Professor Robert Klonoff has been named a co-author of the frequently cited legal treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure.

  • Professor Robert Klonoff

Noted national expert in class action law, Professor Robert Klonoff, has been named as a co-author of the Wright & Miller treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure. The treatise is one of the most respected and frequently cited legal texts in the country. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited it many times. The multi-volume treatise covers federal rules of civil, criminal, and appellate procedure, and more.

Klonoff will have sole responsibility for the three volumes devoted to class actions. He reports that his initial task will be to update the existing volumes, but his ultimate goal is to create an entirely new edition of each volume.

I am honored to be associated with this prestigious treatise,” said Klonoff. “It is one of the most highly respected (and one of the most frequently cited) treatises in any area of law. And it is the ‘go to’ resource for judges, scholars, and practitioners with questions on civil procedure.”

Klonoff previously served as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s class action project, Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation, and he served for six years as the sole academic member of the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee.

He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and served as a Reporter for the 2005 National Conference on Appellate Justice. In addition, he is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the International Association of Procedural Law, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He currently serves as a board member of the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation.

Klonoff is the author of a West casebook on class actions; two West Nutshells (on class actions and federal multidistrict litigation); and numerous law review articles. He is also the co-author of a leading text on trial advocacy and a West Nutshell on federal appellate practice.

Professor Klonoff served as Dean of the Law School from 2007-2014 and has since returned to teaching, which he enjoys immensely. In 2020, the graduating class presented him with the Leo Levenson Award for Teaching Excellence. His areas of expertise include class action litigation, civil procedure, federal courts, appellate litigation, and criminal procedure.