Associate Reporters Selected for Principles of the Law, High-Volume Civil Adjudication

Associate Reporters Selected for Principles of the Law, High-Volume Civil Adjudication

The American Law Institute’s Council voted to approve the appointment of Associate Reporters David Marcus of UCLA School of Law and Lauren Sudeall of Georgia State University College of Law to Principles of the Law, High-Volume Civil Adjudication. Marcus and Sudeall join Reporter David Freeman Engstrom of Stanford Law School on the project, which was approved at the October 2022 Council meeting.

Brief biographies for the Associate Reporters are available below.

David Marcus is Vice Dean for Curricular and Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. He was previously Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he was elected “Professor of the Year” by the student body in 2009, 2012, 2017, and 2018. His research focuses on civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, complex litigation, and legal history.

Marcus received his B.A. from Harvard University and studied at the University of Cambridge before earning his J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, as well as the Honorable William Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He also represented plaintiffs in class actions at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein.

Marcus’s publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among others.

Lauren Sudeall, Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law, teaches Constitutional Law, Capital Punishment, and Access to Justice: Law Reform. She also serves as founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice. Sudeall’s current research focuses on access to the courts, in both the civil and criminal contexts, and how lower-income individuals navigate the legal system to address their needs, either with a lawyer or on their own. Sudeall’s other research interests include the relationship between rights and identity, and the intersection of constitutional law and criminal procedure. Her scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Forum, among other publications.

In summer 2023, Sudeall will join Vanderbilt Law School, where she will launch and direct the Vanderbilt Access to Justice Initiative as part of the George Barrett Social Justice Program.

Sudeall graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as treasurer of the Harvard Law Review. She received her B.A. with distinction from Yale University. Before joining the academy, Sudeall clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then worked at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, first as a Soros Justice Fellow and later as a staff attorney.