Steven S. Gensler is the Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship and the Welcome D. and W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. He teaches courses on civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts, complex litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. He served as a member of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules from 2005 to 2011, and currently serves as a member of the Local Civil Rules Committee for the Western District of Oklahoma and as the Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Civil Procedure Committee.
Professor Gensler began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Deannell Reece Tacha on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and to Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. He joined the University of Oklahoma law faculty in 2000 after serving two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. During 2003-2004, he was the Supreme Court Fellow at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.