Brian T. Fitzpatrick is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. His new book is The Conservative Case for Class Actions (University of Chicago Press).
Professor Fitzpatrick's research at Vanderbilt focuses on class action litigation, federal courts, judicial selection, and constitutional law. He joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2007 after serving as the John M. Olin Fellow at New York University School of Law.
Professor Fitzpatrick graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School and went on to clerk for Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. After his clerkships, he practiced commercial and appellate litigation for several years at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., and served as Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations to U.S. Senator John Cornyn.