Thomas Main

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research
William S. Boyd Professor of Law
Phone: 702-895-2927
B.A., Grinnell College
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law



Stephen C. McCaffrey & Thomas O. Main, Learning Conflict of Laws (West Publishing, forthcoming 2015).

Stephen N. Subrin et al., Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 4th ed. 2012; 3d. ed. 2008; 2d. ed. 2004; 1st ed. 2000).

Stephen N. Subrin et al., Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with Resources for Study (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, published annually).

Stephen C. McCaffrey & Thomas O. Main, Transnational Litigation in Comparative Perspective: Theory and Application (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Thomas O. Main, Global Issues in Civil Procedure (West Publishing, 2006).



Stephen N. Subrin & Thomas O. Main, The Fourth Era of American Civil Procedure, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014).

Thomas O. Main, The Word Commons and Foreign Laws, 46 Cornell Int'l L. J. 219 (2013).

Thomas O. Main, Toward a Law of Parting Gifts: Conditioning Forum Non Conveniens Dismissals, 18 Sw. J. Int'l L. 475 (2012).

Thomas O. Main, The Procedural Foundation of Substantive Law, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 801 (2010).

Thomas O. Main, Judicial Discretion to Condition, 79 Temp. L. Rev. 1075 (2006).

Thomas O. Main, ADR: The New Equity, 74 U. Cin. L. Rev. 329 (2005).

Stephen N. Subrin & Thomas O. Main, The Integration of Law and Fact in an Uncharted Parallel Procedural Universe, 79 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1981 (2004).

Thomas O. Main, Traditional Equity and Contemporary Procedure, 78 Wash. L. Rev. 429 (2003).

Thomas O. Main, Procedural Uniformity and the Exaggerated Role of Rules, 46 Vill. L. Rev. 311 (2001).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Thomas O. Main, Harmonization of Procedure: Theory and Practice, 61 Am. J. Comp. L. 467 (2013) (reviewing Kramer & Rhee, Civil Litigation in a Globalizing World (2012)).

Thomas O. Main, On Teaching Conflicts and Why I Dislike Allstate Insurance v. Hague, 12 Nev. L.J. 600 (2012).

Thomas O. Main, Transnational Litigation: Report for the United States (International Association of Procedural Law Congress, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011).

Thomas O. Main, Country Studies from Beyond the Divide in The Future of Categories/Categories of the Future (J. Walker ed., LexisNexis Butterworths 2009).

Thomas O. Main, Reconsidering Procedural Conformity Statutes, 35 W. St. U. L. Rev. 75 (2007).

Franklin A. Gevurtz et al., Report Regarding the Pacific McGeorge Workshop on Globalizing the Law School Curriculum, 19 Pacific McGeorge Global Bus. & Development J. 1 (2005).

Thomas O. Main, An “Overwhelming Question” About Non-Formal Procedure, 3 Nev. L.J. 388 (2002).

Thomas O. Main & J. Clark Kelso, California State Senate versus Enron Corp.: An Analysis of Legal Issues Involving the Power of Legislative Contempt (prepared for the California State Senate, 2001).


Thomas O. Main on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise
Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws
Transnational Litigation