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Thomas Mauet

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Professor Mauet directs the Trial Advocacy Program and teaches Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Advocacy.

For ten years Professor Mauet practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago. He was a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney and the United States Attorney offices. He was a commercial litigator and specialized in medical negligence litigation with the firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson. During these years he also was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola and Chicago-Kent law schools, teaching criminal law and trial advocacy.

Professor Mauet is a leading authority on trials. His latest book is Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Presentation. His other books include: Trial Techniques (6th ed.), Materials in Trial Advocacy (5th ed.), Pretrial (6th ed.), and Trial Evidence (3d ed.), all published by Aspen Law & Business. Trial Techniques is the leading text in the field and has Canadian, French, New Zealand, Australian, and Chinese editions.

Professor Mauet was an Arizona Superior Court Judge pro tem in 1987 - 1988 and in 1988 - 1989 taught at George Washington University as the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy. He has also served as a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law School's trial advocacy program and at Washington University. He is a co-founder of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy. He is a former regional director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has taught in numerous NITA programs throughout the United States since 1976.

Professor Mauet's research interests center on the application of social science research, particularly in psychology and communications, to the jury trial process.


David Marcus

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Representative Publications
Pretrial (9th ed. 2015) (co-author, with Thomas A. Mauet).
The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2015).
Trans-Substantivity and the Processes of American Law, 2013 BYU L. Rev. 1191.
The History of the Modern Class Action, Part I: Sturm Und Drang, 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 587 (2013).
Institutions and an Interpretive Methodology for The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 927.
Flawed but Noble: Desegregation Litigation and its Implications for the Modern Class Action, 63 Fla. L. Rev. 657 (2011).
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Legal Realism as a Jurisprudence of Law Reform, 44 Ga. L. Rev. 433 (2010).
The Past, Present, and Future of Trans-Substantivity in Federal Civil Procedure (Clifford Symposium), 59 DePaul L. Rev. 371 (2010).

J.D. Yale Law School
Articles Editor, Book Reviews Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

B.A. Harvard University
Graduated magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Harvard-Cambridge Scholarship Recipient (1 of 4)

Admitted to Practice
New York

Work Experience
Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable Allyne R. Ross, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, NY
2002 - 2003

Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, Cal.
2003 - 2005

Lecturer and Legal Writing Instructor
Stanford Law School
Spring 2005

Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable William Fletcher, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, Cal.
2005 - 2006

Associate Professor of Law
Rogers College of Law
2006 - 2012

Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law
Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.
2012 - 2013

Professor of Law
Rogers College of Law
2012 - present

American Society of International Law

John Strong Professor of the Year
John Strong Professor of the Year
Bell Award for Faculty Service
Yale Law School Professor of the Year,