Expertise Guide: Federal Courts ⋅ Page 1

Thomas B. Bennett

Associate Professor of Law and Wall Family Fellow, School of Law

Professor Bennett’s research focuses on how complex civil litigation strains the relationship between state and federal courts and impacts the separation of powers. Professor Bennett’s scholarship has appeared in the NYU Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Notre Dame Law Review, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the faculty…

R. Lawrence Dessem

Dean Emeritus and Timothy J. Heinsz Professor Emeritus of Law, School of Law

After graduation from Harvard Law School, Professor Dessem served as law clerk for Judge William K. Thomas of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He then served as Assistant General Counsel for the National Education Association (1978-1980) and trial attorney (1980-1984) and senior trial counsel (1984-1985) with the Civil Division of the United States Department…