Lewis & Clark Law Dean Appointed to National Committee on Civil Procedure
September 23, 2011
United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Lewis & Clark Law School dean Robert Klonoff to be the academic member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. This small committee of about 15 members, one of whom must be a professor of law, promulgates the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The appointment occurs after a complete vetting of a select group of nominees who are experts in the field of Civil Procedure. The final decision rests with the Chief Justice.
Dean Klonoff, a leading scholar in the area of class actions and Associate Reporter of the ALI’s Aggregate Litigation Project, brings a breadth and depth of knowledge to the position.
The appointment of Dean Klonoff fits in the long Lewis & Clark tradition of a school that emphasizes practical skills.