Fordham Law

Leading Civil Procedure Professor to Join Full-Time Faculty

April 01, 2008

Howard Erichson, a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure, will join the Fordham Law faculty as a full-time professor this fall. Erichson has been visiting at Fordham Law since the fall 2007 semester. He teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Professional Responsibility, and Torts and has published widely on topics of litigation procedure and ethics. His upcoming book, Inside Civil Procedure: What Matters and Why, will be published later this year by Aspen Publishers.

Erichson serves as a member of the New Jersey Civil Practice Committee and as an advisor to the American Law Institute's Principles of Aggregate Litigation. He also co-edits the Mass Tort Litigation Blog.

"Howie is one of the leading scholars of his generation in the field of civil procedure and is a superb teacher," said Fordham Law Dean William M. Treanor.    

Erichson received his AB in government from Harvard and his JD from New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the New York University Law Review. In the early 1990s, Erichson clerked for Justice Stewart G. Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court and for Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He later practiced as a litigator with Cleary Gottlieb in New York City. He has also served as chair of the Civil Procedure Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Prior to joining the Fordham Law faculty, he was the John J. Gibbons Professor at Seton Hall Law School. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia and Vanderbilt Law Schools.


Contact: Steve Eichinger