Prof. Richard A. Nagareda

Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School

Richard A. Nagareda, whose scholarship focuses on mass tort litigation, heads the law school's Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program. Professor Nagareda's recent scholarship explores the impact of class action lawsuits on the pursuit of legal rights. In 2003, he was appointed as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute project on Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation. He teaches courses on evidence and complex litigation and a year-long seminar for third-year students on the civil litigation system. Professor Nagareda previously taught on the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law and as a visitor at the University of Texas School of Law. Before joining the academy, Professor Nagareda clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, of the D.C. Circuit, and practiced in the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and as an associate at Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C. In 2002 he won the Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching.


J.D. University of Chicago
A.B. Stanford University

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Publications and Multimedia
SCOTUScast 4-21-08 featuring Richard Nagareda
Taylor v. Sturgell
April 21, 2008
SCOTUScast 2-26-08 featuring Richard Nagareda
Riegel v. Medtronic
February 26, 2008
SCOTUScast 5-25-07 featuring Richard A. Nagareda
Bell Atlantic Corp v. Twombley
May 25, 2007