Alexandra D. Lahav is 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 takes an institutional approach to the study of these subjects, drawing on legal analysis, political theory, and economics. She is the author of an award winning book, In Praise of Litigation (Oxford 2017) as well as over twenty law review articles.
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.