Elected Member

Professor Alexandra D. Lahav

Ithaca, NY
Cornell Law School
Brown University
Harvard Law School, JD

Alexandra D. Lahav is a professor at Cornell Law School and was until 2022 the Ellen Ash Peters Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Her teaching and research interests include the civil litigation system, especially complex litigation and procedure, and tort law.   She is the author of an award winning book, In Praise of Litigation (Oxford 2017) as well as over 30 law review articles.  She is also an author of Volume 11A of the Wright & Miller Federal Practice and Procedure Treatise and co-author of a popular civil procedure casebook. 

Prof. Lahav received her BA in history from Brown University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before entering academia clerked for Justice Alan Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and practiced with a boutique civil rights firm in New York City.  She has also been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia law schools, and a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. 

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Areas of Expertise
Tort Law
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Aggregate Litigation (Litigation)