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March 22, 2010

Dean addresses wide range of legal issues in recent work

Law School Dean Robert Klonoff shares expertise in scholarly work and public addresses to the academic legal community. 
  • Robert Klonoff, dean of Lewis & Clark Law School

In addition to his duties as Dean of the Law School, Robert Klonoff is a legal scholar in his own right whose areas of expertise include class action litigation, civil procedure, and appellate litigation. His work in print and public addresses, as well as his previous work before joining the Lewis & Clark Law School, has focused on his interest in civil rights and aggregate litigation.

He recently gave an address at George Washington University Law School titled, Aggregate Litigation: Critical Perspectives, and co-authored a paper, The Public Value of Settlement, which was recently published in Fordham Law Review.

Klonoff spoke at the University of Houston Law Center to speak on Justice John R. Brown’s legacy in the civil rights movement.  After graduating from law school, Klonoff clerked for the Justice Brown, who is Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

At the 2010 Alaska Bar Conference, Klonoff will address the Supreme Court nomination process through a both personal and professional lens.  Klonoff graduated Yale Law School where he took a class from Robert Bork, a failed Supreme Court Justice nominee, and was classmates with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.