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Thomas D. Rowe, Jr.

Visiting Professor

Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. B.A. Yale, 1964
M.Phil. Oxford, 1967
J.D. Harvard, 1970
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Thomas D. Rowe is a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law and Elvin R. Latty Professor Emeritus at Duke University. Professor Rowe joined the Duke law faculty in 1975, and he served there as associate dean from 1981 to 1984, and senior associate dean from 1995-1996. He has also taught at Georgetown, Michigan, Virginia, and Pepperdine. His teaching areas include Civil Procedure, Remedies, Complex Civil Litigation, and Federal Courts.

Professor Rowe earned his B.A. from Yale University summa cum laude, an M. Phil. in Comparative Literature from Oxford University, and his J.D. from Harvard University magna cum laude. He was a Rhodes Scholar and commenced his professional career as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court. He has been on the staff of a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee, served with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, worked at private law firms in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, and been a visiting scholar at the RAND Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice.

Professor Rowe is a life member of the American Law Institute and serves on the editorial board of the Federal Courts Law Review.  His recent publications include Civil Procedure (with Sherry and Tidmarsh) (3d ed. 2012 & Supp. 2013); Federal Courts in the 21st Century: Cases and Materials (with Fink and Tushnet) (4th ed. 2013); Constitutional Theory:  Arguments and Perspectives (with Gerhardt, Griffin, and Solum) (4th ed. 2013); “The Twelve-Person Civil Jury in Exile,” 46 U. Mich. J.L. Ref. 691 (2013); “The Teaching of Procedure Across Common Law Systems: The United States,” 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 1 (2013); and “Exhuming the ‘Diversity Explanation’ of the Eleventh Amendment,” 65 Ala. L. Rev. 457 (2013).