Adam Steinman is the University Research Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he teaches civil procedure, complex litigation, and international human rights. He is an award-winning teacher and scholar whose articles have been published in the Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Indiana Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Washington Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and Wisconsin Law Review, among others. Professor Steinman is also an author on the Wright & Miller Federal Practice & Procedure treatise.
Professor Steinman earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Emilio Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Following his clerkships, Professor Steinman spent two years as a teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University, earning a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in clinical advocacy. He then practiced at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Washington, focusing on complex civil litigation (principally product liability, commercial, and international matters) and appellate litigation.
Professor Steinman was previously a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University and the University of Cincinnati. He currently edits the Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog on the Law Professor Blogs Network and co-hosts the Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshop, an online legal series.