Alexandra D. Lahav

Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law
Headshot of Professor Lahav.
Office: Hosmer 133
  • Procedure
  • Complex Litigation
  • Remedies
  • Mass Torts
  • Law & Inequality

Alexandra D. Lahav is the Ellen Ash Peters Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is an expert on civil procedure, complex litigation and mass torts.

Professor Lahav’s research primarily focuses on procedural justice and the limits of due process in class actions and aggregate litigation and on the role of litigation in American democracy. She has published widely on issues relating to complex litigation, including the use of statistical sampling in litigation, what role equality should play in litigation, and how courts can better manage multijurisdictional litigation. Her book, In Praise of Litigation (Oxford 2017) makes the case that litigation is a social good that promotes democracy. She is also co-author of the fifth edition of the popular civil procedure casebook Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context. She teaches civil procedure, torts, complex litigation, professional responsibility and advanced courses in these areas.

Professor Lahav received her BA 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 Columbia, Harvard and Yale.

Alexandra D. Lahav, In Praise of Litigation, (Oxford University Press, 2017)

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