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Edward Brunet

Henry J. Casey Emeritus Professor of Law

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Ed Brunet passed away October 12, 2018.

Ed Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law, was a nationally known scholar in the areas of arbitration and pre-trial procedure. Brunet was cited by Courts and journal authors over 2000 times. He wrote over 40 articles and several books. Brunet’s articles have been published in the law reviews of Michigan, Duke, Cornell, Tulane, Illinois, Iowa, Cal-Davis, Virginia, Georgia, SMU and North Carolina.

Brunet’s books were published by Cambridge University Press, Thomson Reuters, and Lexis. Although Brunet was a committed scholar, he remained a respected teacher and was awarded the Leo Levenson award for Excellence in Teaching three times. Brunet was a visiting Professor of Law at Emory University in 2002.

Professor Brunet, after his retirement from teaching large classes, remained available to students as an editor for law review articles in his specialty areas including Civil Procedure, Arbitration, and Antitrust.  His books and articles have made a substantial contribution to legal doctrine. Courts and journals continually cite Brunet’s work; he has been cited over 2,000 times. 

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

  • Civil Procedure
  • Antitrust Law
  • Dispute Resolution

Academic Credentials

  • B.A. with honors Northwestern University
  • J.D. University of Illinois College of Law
  • LL.M. University of Virginia


Separately Published Works

  • SUMMARY JUDGMENT – FEDERAL LAW AND PRACTICE 2014, Thomson Reuters (2014) (co-authored with John T. Parry and Martin H. Redish)
  • ARBITRATION LAW IN AMERICA: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT (2006) (co-authored book [Cambridge University Press], paper edition 2012 with R. Speidel, J. Sternlight and S. Ware).
  • SUMMARY JUDGMENT: FEDERAL LAW & PRACTICE (3d ed. 2006) (co-authored book [West] with M. Redish).
  • ADR: THE ADVOCATE’S PERSPECTIVE (4th ed. 2011) (co-authored casebook [LEXIS] with Charles Craver of G.W. Univ. and Ellen Deason of Ohio State).
  • MOORE’S FEDERAL PRACTICE (3d ed. 1997), Chapters 24, 25 (Intervention, Substitution).

Works Published As Part of a Collection

  • The Civil Rules Committee and Amending Rule 56, 18 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 627 (2014)
  • The Efficiency of Summary Judgment, 43 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 689 (2012)
  • Reevaluating Complex Mediation Generalizations, 18 Conn. Ins. L. J. 279 (2011)
  • Six Summary Judgment Safeguards, 43 Akron L. Rev. 1165 (2010)
  • The Substantive Origins of “Plausible Pleadings” - An Introduction to the Symposium on Ashcroft v. Iqabal, 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1 (2010)
  • Antitrust Summary Judgment and the Quick Look Approach, 62 S.M.U. L. Rev. 493 (2009)
  • Critiquing Arbitration of Shareholder Claims, 36 Sec. Reg. L. J. 181 (2008) (co-authored with Jennifer J. Johnson).
  • The Minimal Role of Federalism and State Law in Arbitration, 8 Nevada L. Rev. 326 (2008) ( abstract=1148880)
  • Summary Judgment is Constitutional, 93 Iowa L. Rev. 1625 (2008) ( abstract=1117603)
  • Substantive Fairness in Securities Arbitration, 76 U. Cin. L. Rev. 459 (2007) (co-authored with Jennifer J. Johnson).
  • Markman Hearings, Summary Judgment, and Judicial Discretion, 9 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 93(2005) (Symposium).
  • Class Action Objectors: Free Rider Extortionists or Fairness Guarantors, 2003 U. Chicago Legal Forum 403 (2003).
  • Judicial Mediation and Signaling, 3 Nev. L.J. 232 (2003) (Symposium).
  • Defending Commerce’s Contract Delegation of Power to ICANN, 6 J. Small & Emerg. Bus. L. 1 (2002).
  • Seeking Optimal Dispute Resolution Clauses in High Stakes Emloyment Contracts, 23 Berk. J. Employ. L. 107(2002).
  • The Timing of Summary Judgment, 198 F.R.D. 679 (2001).
  • Improving Class Action Efficiency By Expanded Use of Parens Patriae Suits and Intervention, 74 TUL. L. REV. 1919 (2000).
  • Replacing Folklore Arbitration With a Contract Model of Arbitration, 74 TUL. L. REV. 39 (1999).
  • Toward Changing Models of Securities Arbitration, 62 BROOK. L. REV. 1459 (1997).
  • Drafting the Effective ADR Clause for National Resources and Energy Contracts, 11 NAT. R. & ENV. 7 (1996) (co-authored with Walter E. Stern).
  • Summary Judgment Materials, 147 F.R.D. 647 (1993).
  • Arbitration and Constitutional Rights, 71 N.C. L. REV. 81 (1992).
  • Debunking Wholesale Private Enforcement of Environmental Rights, 15 HARV. J. LAW & PUB. POL. 311 (1992).
  • The Triumph of Efficiency and Discretion Over Competing Complex Litigation Policies, 10 REV. OF LITIG. 273 (1991).
  • Blending State and Federal Administrative Law, 75 CORNELL L. REV. 366 (1990).
  • Experts in Summary Judgment Motions, 16 LITIGATION 36 (No. 3, Spring 1990).
  • The Use and Misuse of Expert Testimony in Summary Judgment, 22 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 93 (1988).
  • The Costs of Environmental Alternative Dispute Resolution, 18 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 10515 (1988).
  • Questioning the Quality of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 62 TUL. L. REV. 1 (1987).
  • The Need For Legal Theory at All Stages of Legal Education, in LEGAL EDUCATION 2000 (J. Grant, R. Jagtenberg & K. Nijerk, eds. 1987).
  • Integrating Antitrust Procedure and Substance After Northwest Wholesale Stationers: Evolving Approaches to Pleadings, Burden of Proof and Boycotts, 72 VA L. REV. 1015 (1986) (co-authored with David J. Sweeney).
  • Measuring the Costs of Civil Justice, 83 MICH. L. REV. 916 (1985).
  • A New Breed of Law Book?, 1985 DUKE L.J. 523 (1985).
  • Streamlining Antitrust Litigation By “Facial Examination” of Restraints: The Burger Court and the Per Se - Rule of Reason Distinction, 60 WASH. L. REV. 1 (1984).
  • Local Rules, Multnomah County (Oregon) District Court, (1982) [National Highway Traffic Administration Grant] (Co-authored with B. Williamson).
  • Limiting Long Arm Jurisdiction: The Burger Court and the Minimum Contact Test, 56 CAL. ST. B. J. 318 (1981).
  • A Study in the Allocation of Scarce Judicial Resources: The Efficiency of Federal Rule 24, 12 GA L. REV. 701 (1978).
  • Musing the Bottom: Economic and Legal Implications of the U.S. Proposed Draft United Nations Convention on the International Seabed, 1974 U.ILL.L.FORUM 251.
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