Scott Dodson is Harry and Lillian Hastings Research Chair and Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Dodson has authored more than thirty-five articles appearing in the Stanford, Michigan, California, University of Pennsylvania and Virginia law reviews. He is the author of New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century (2013) and Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, 2nd edition (2012). His writings have been cited by the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh circuits. Dodson is a frequent commentator in various news media and has blogged at SCOTUSblog, Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog, and PrawfsBlawg.