Alexandra D. Lahav

Joel Barlow Professor of Law
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860-570-5217
Office: Hosmer 133
  • Procedure
  • Complex Litigation
  • Remedies
  • Mass Torts
  • Law & Inequality

Alexandra D. Lahav is an expert on civil procedure and complex litigation. Her research primarily focuses on procedural justice and the limits of due process in class actions and aggregate litigation. In recent articles she has explored the justifications for innovative procedures such as statistical sampling and bellwether trials in mass tort litigation, what role principles of equality should play in litigation, and how courts can manage multi-jurisdictional litigation. Her work has been cited in Federal District Court opinions, academic articles and treatises and she regularly presents to academics and practitioners. She is co-author of the fourth edition of the popular civil procedure casebook, Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, and is currently writing a book entitled In Praise of Litigation defending the role of litigation in American democracy.

Professor Lahav received her B.A. in history from Brown University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She clerked for Justice Alan Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced with a boutique civil rights firm in New York City, now called Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady LLC. She was a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School before joining the UConn faculty in 2004 and has also taught at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School and Tel Aviv University.

Alexandra D. Lahav, "The Jury and Participatory Democracy," 55 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1029 (2014)

Stephen N. Subrin, Martha L. Minow, Mark S. Brodin, Thomas O. Main & Alexandra D. Lahav, Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context (4th ed., Aspen Pub., 2012)

Alexandra D. Lahav, The Case for "Trial by Formula,"  90 Texas L. Rev. 571 (2012)

Alexandra D. Lahav, Portraits of Resistance: How Lawyers Repond to Unjust Proceedings, 57 UCLA L. Rev. 725 (2010)

Alexandra D. Lahav, Bellwether Trials, 76 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 576 (2008)

Alexandra D. Lahav, Fundamental Principles for Class Action Governance, 37 Indiana L. Rev. 65 (2003)