Jeffrey Stempel

Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law
Phone: 702 895-2361
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., Yale Law School

Publications

Books

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Professionals and Paradigms: Legal Services in The 21st Century (forthcoming).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Learning Civil Procedure (West Academic Publishing 2013).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Randy J. Maniloff, General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State (Matthew Bender 2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Fundamentals of Litigation Practice (West 2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Motion Practice (Aspen Publ’g 5th ed. 2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Litigation Road: The Story of Campbell v. State Farm Insurance (West 2008).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation (West 7th ed. 2008.

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Teachers Manual for Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation (West 7th ed. 2008).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Stempel on Insurance Contracts (Aspen Publ’g 3rd ed. 2006).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Principles of Insurance Law (Lexis 4th ed. 2010)

Jeffrey W. Stepempel et al., Instructor’s Manual for Principles of Insurance Law (Lexis 3d ed. 2004).

Nevada Civil Practice Manual (Jeffrey W. Stempel et al. eds., Michie 5th ed. 2001 & Supps. 2002-09).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Law of Insurance Contract Disputes (Aspen Publ’g 2nd ed. 1999 & Supps. 2000-05)

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Lawyering: Practice and Planning (West 1996).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Bailey Kuklin, Foundations of the Law (West 1994)

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Bailey Kuklin, Teachers Manual for Foundations of the Law (West 1994).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Interpretation of Insurance Contracts (Little, Brown 1994 & Supps. 1995-98).

 

Book Contributions

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Insurance and Climate Change Litigation, in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-National, National and Supra-National Approaches (William C.G. Burns & Hari M. Osofsky eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2009).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Actions Against Insurers in the USA: The Impact of Campbell v. State Farm, in Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft 250 (Jahestagung Supp. 2007).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, From Johnstown to New Orleans: Insurance of Environmental Risks in the USA, in 21 Die Versicherung Von Umweltrisiken (Insurance of Environmental Risks) (Alexander Bruns & Zdenko Grobenski eds., 2007).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Oral Depositions, in 7 Moore’s Federal Practice (James Wm. Moore et. al. eds., Matthew Bender 3d ed. 1997 & Supp. 2002).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Summary Judgment, in 11 Moore’s Federal Practice (James Wm. Moore et. al. eds., Matthew Bender 3d ed. 1997 & Supp. 2002).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Regulation of Life Insurance Companies, in 1 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Non-Profit Health Care Plans, in 2 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Other Life, Annuity, Retirement and Health Entities, in 2 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Basic Concepts of Insurance Law, in 2 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Representations and Warranties, in 2 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Life Insurance Policies, in 2 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Life Insurance Claims, in 2 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Annuities and Variable Contracts, in 3 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Accident and Health Insurance, in 3 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Professional Liability Insurance, in 3 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Aviation Insurance, in 3 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, in 3 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Fidelity and Surety Insurance, in 4 New York Insurance Law (Wolcott B. Dunham ed., Supp. 1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Documentary Evidence, in 1 Federal Evidence Practice Guide (Joseph M. McLaughlin ed., Matthew Bender 1989).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & David F. Herr, Witnesses in General, in 2 Federal Evidence Practice Guide (Joseph M. McLaughlin ed., Matthew Bender 1989).

 

Articles

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Asymetric Dynamism and Acceptable Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards, 5 Penn. St. Yearbook on Arb. & Med. ___ (2013).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Stoney Road Out of Eden: The Struggle to Recover Insurance for Armenian Genocide Deaths and Its Implications for the Future of State Authority, Contract Rights, and Human Rights, 18 Buff. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. ___ (2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Worst Supreme Court Case Ever? Identifying, Assessing, and Exploring Low Moments of the High Court, 12 Nev. L.J. 516 (2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Tending to Potted Plants: The Professional Identity Vacuum in Garcetti v. Ceballos, 12 Nev. L.J. 703 (2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Taking Cognitive Illiberalism Seriously: Judicial Humility, Aggregate Efficiency, and Acceptable Justice, 43 Loy. U. Chi. L. J. 627 (2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Paradox Lost: The Potential of Restorative Attorney Discipline-With a Cautionary Call for Making Distinctions, 12 Nev. L. J. 350 (2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Tainted Love: An Increasingly Odd Arbitral Infatuation in Derogation of Sound and Consistent Jurisprudence, 60 U. Kan. L. Rev. 795 (2012).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, In Praise of Procedurally Centered Judicial Disqualification-and a Stronger Conception of the Appearance Standard: Better Acknowledging and Adjusting to Cognitive Bias, Spoliation, and Perceptual Realities, 30 Rev. Litig. 733 (2011).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Shady Grove and the Potential Democracy-Enhancing Benefits of Erie Formalism, 44 Akron L. Rev. 907 (2011).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Insurance Policy as Social Instrument and Social Institution, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1489 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Impeach Brent Benjamin Now!? Giving Adequate Attention to Failings of Judicial Impartiality, 47 San Diego L. Rev. 1 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Feeding the Right Wolf: A Niebuhrian Perspective on the Opportunities and Limits of Mindful Core Concerns Dispute Resolution, 10 Nev. L.J. 472 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Refocusing Away From Rules Reform and Devoting More Attention to the Deciders, 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. 335 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Hazel Glenn Beh, Misclassifying the Insurance Policy: The Unforced Errors of Unilateral Contract Characterization, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 85 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Insurance Policy as Statute, 41 McGeorge L. Rev. 203 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Completing Caperton and Clarifying Common Sense Through Using the Right Standard for Constitutional Judicial Recusal, 29 Rev. Litig. 249 (2010).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The ‘Other’ Intermediaries: The Increasingly Anachronistic Immunity of Managing General Agents and Independent Claims Adjusters, 15 Conn. Ins. L.J. 599 (2009).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Playing Forty Questions: Responding to Justice Roberts’ Concerns in Caperton and Some Tentative Answers About Operationalizing Judicial Recusal and Due Process, 39 Sw. L. Rev. 1 (2009).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Insurance Policy as Thing, 44 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 813 (2009).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Chief William’s Ghost: The Problematic Persistence of the Duty to Sit Doctrine, 57 Buff. L. Rev. 813 (2009).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Adam, Martin and John: Iconography, Infrastructure, and America’s Pathological Inconsistency About Medical Insurance, 14 Conn. Ins. L.J. 229 (2008).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Mandating Minimum Quality in Mass Arbitration, 76 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 383 (2008).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Keeping Arbitrations from Becoming Kangaroo Courts, 8 Nev. L.J. 251 (2007).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Assessing the Coverage Carnage: Asbestos Liability and Insurance After Three Decades of Dispute, 12 Conn. Ins. L.J. 349 (2006).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Class Actions and Limited Vision: Opportunities for Improvement Through a More Functional Approach to Class Treatment of Disputes, 83 Wash. U.L.Q. 1127 (2006).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Lawyers, Democracy and Dispute Resolution: The Declining Influence of Lawyer-Statesmen Politicians and Lawyerly Values, 5 Nev. L.J. 479 (2004-2005)

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Most Rational Branch: Guinn v. Legislature and the Judiciary’s Role as Helpful Arbiter of Conflict, 4 Nev. L.J. 518 (2004).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Arbitration, Unconscionability, and Equilibrium: The Return of Unconscionability Analysis as a Counterweight to Arbitration Formalism, 19 Ohio ST. J. on Disp. Resol. 757 (2004).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Not So Peaceful Coexistence: Inherent Tensions in Addressing Tort Law Reform, 4 Nev. L.J. 337 (2004).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Malignant Democracy: Core Fallacies Underlying Election of the Judiciary, 4 Nev. L.J. 35 (2003).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Forgetfulness, Fuzziness, Functionality, Fairness and Freedom in Dispute Resolution, 3 Nev. L.J. 305 (2003).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Symposium, Introduction: Perspectives on Dispute Resolution in the Twenty-First Century, 3 Nev. L.J. 191 (2002-2003).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Insurance Aftermath of September 11: Myriad Claims, Multiple Lines, Arguments Over Occurrence Counting, War Risk Exclusions, the Future of Terrorism Coverage, and New Issues of Government Role, 37 Tort & Ins. L.J. 817 (2002).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Timeless and Ahead of Its Time: Lachs v. Fidelity & Casualty of New York, 2 Nev. L.J. 319 (2002).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Symposium, Introduction: Favorite Insurance Cases Symposium, 2 Nev. L.J. 287 (2002).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, An Inconsistently Sensitive Mind: Richard Posner’s Cerebration of Insurance Law and Continuing Blind Spots of Econominalism, 7 Conn. Ins. L.J. 7 (2000).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & David F. Herr, Applying Amended Rule 26(B)(1) in Litigation: The New Scope of Discovery, 199 F.R.D. 396 (2001).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Ulysses Tied to the Generic Whipping Post: The Continuing Odyssey of Discovery “Reform”, 64 L. & Contemp. Probs. 197 (2001).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Politics and Sociology in Federal Civil Rulemaking: Errors of Scope, 52 Ala. L. Rev. 529 (2001).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Nadia von Magdenko, Doctors, HMOs, ERISA, and the Public Interest After Pegram v. Herdrich, 36 Tort & Ins. L.J. 687 (2001).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Inevitability of the Eclectic: Liberating ADR from Ideology, 2000 J. Disp. Resol. 247.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Identifying Real Dichotomies Underlying the False Dichotomy: Twenty-First Century Mediation in an Eclectic Regime, 2000 J. Disp. Resol. 371.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Theralaw and the Law-Business Paradigm Debate, 5 Psychol. Pub. Pol’y & L. 849 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Embracing Descent: The Bankruptcy of a Business Paradigm for Conceptualizing and Regulating the Legal Profession, 27 Fla. St. L. Rev. 25 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Judge-Made Insurance That Was Not on the Menu: Schmidt v. Smith and the Confluence of Text, Expectation, and Public Policy in the Realm of Employment Practices Liability, 21 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 283 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Domtar Baby: Misplaced Notions of Equitable Apportionment Create a Thicket of Potential Unfairness for Insurance Policyholders, 25 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 769 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, A Mixed Bag for Chicken Little: Analyzing Year 2000 Claims and Insurance Coverage, 48 Emory L.J. 169 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Reason and Pollution: Construing the “Absolute” Pollution Exclusion in Context and in Light of its Purpose and Party Expectations, 34 Tort & Ins. L.J. 1 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, A More Complete Look at Complexity, 40 Ariz. L. Rev. 781 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Unmet Expectations: Undue Restriction of the Reasonable Expectations Approach and the Misleading Mythology of Judicial Role, 5 Conn. Ins. L.J. 181 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Symposium, The Florida Tobacco Litigation—Fact, Law, Policy, and Significance, 25 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 737 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Contracting Access to the Courts: Myth or Reality? Bane or Boon?, 40 Ariz. L. Rev. 965 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Unreason in Action: A Case Study in the Wrong Approach to Construing the Liability Insurance Pollution Exclusion, 50 Fla. L. Rev. 463 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Bailey Kuklin, Continuing Classroom Conversation Beyond the Four Whys, 29 Toledo L. Rev. 59 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Beyond Formalism and False Dichotomies: The Need for Institutionalizing a Flexible Concept of the Mediator’s Role, 24 Fla. St. L. Rev. 949 (1997).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Bootstrapping and Slouching Toward Gomorrah: Arbitral Infatuation and the Decline of Consent, 62 Brook. L. Rev. 1380 (1996).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Reflections of Judicial ADR and the Multi-door Courthouse at Twenty: Fait Accompli, Failed Overture, or Fledgling Adulthood?, 11 Ohio St. J. Dis. Resol. 297 (1996).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Two Cheers for Specialization, 61 Brook. L. Rev. 67 (1995).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Ann C. McGinley, Condescending Contradictions: Richard Posner and Pregnancy Discrimination, 46 Fla. L. Rev. 193 (1994).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Halting Devolution or Bleak to the Future? Subrin’s New-Old Procedure as a Possible Antidote to Drefuss’s “Tolstoy Problem” 46 Fla. L. Rev. 57 (1994).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Reassessing The Sophisticated Policyholder Defense in Insurance Coverage Litigation, 42 Drake L. Rev. 807 (1993), reprinted in 44 Def. L.J. 189 (1995).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, New Paradigm, Normal Science, or Crumbling Construct? Trends in Adjudicatory Procedure And Litigation Reform, 59 Brook. L. Rev. 659 (1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Cultural Literacy and the Adversary System: The Enduring Problems of Distrust, Misunderstanding and Narrow Perspective, 27 Val. U. L. Rev. 313 (1993).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Sanctions, Symmetry, and Safe Harbors: Limiting Misapplication of Rule 11 by Harmonizing It with Pre-Verdict Dismissal Devices, 60 Fordham L. Rev. 257 (1991), reprinted in 41 Def. L.J. 239 (1992).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Reconsidering the Employment Contract Exclusion in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act: Correcting the Judiciary’s Failure of Statutory Vision, 1991 J. Disp. Resol. 259.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Rehnquist Court, Statutory Interpretation, Inertial Burdens, and a Misleading Version of Democracy, 22 U. Toledo L. Rev. 583 (1991).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, A Better Approach to Arbitrability, 65 Tulane L. Rev. 1377 (1991).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Pitfalls of Public Policy: The Case of Arbitration Agreements, 22 St. Mary’s L.J. 259 (1990).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, A Distorted Mirror: The Supreme Court’s Shimmering View of Summary Judgment, Directed Verdict, and the Value of Adjudication, 49 Ohio St. L.J. 95 (1988).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Rehnquist, Recusal, and Reform, 53 Brook. L. Rev. 589 (1987).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Motions to Enforce Settlements: An Important Procedural Tool, 8 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 1 (1984).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Why Lawyers Should Be Allowed to Advertise: A Market Analysis of Legal Services, 58 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 945 (1983).

Jeffrey W. Stempel & William D. Morris, Electoral Folklore: An Empirical Examination of the Abortion Issue, 1 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 1 (1982).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., An Assessment of Alternative Strategies for Increasing Access to Legal Services, 90 Yale L. J. 122 (1980).

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Lawyers, Democracy and Dispute Resolution: The Declining Influence of Lawyer-Statesmen Politicians and Lawyerly Values, 5 Nev. L.J. 479 (2005).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Insurance in the Courts, Risk Management & Insurance Review (Spring 2006 to present) (semi-annual feature articles summarizing recent insurance litigation and case outcomes).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 7 Conn. Ins. L.J. 677 (2001).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 7 Conn. Ins. L.J. 341 (2000).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 6 Conn. Ins. L.J. 541 (2000).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 6 Conn. Ins. L.J. 207 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 5 Conn. Ins. L.J. 839 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 5 Conn. Ins. L.J. 491 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Case Developments, 4 Conn. Ins. L.J. 858 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 71 J. Risk & Ins. 769 (2004).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 70 J. Risk & Ins. 353 (2003).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 69 J. Risk & Ins. 245 (2002).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 68 J. Risk & Ins. 349 (2001).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 67 J. Risk & Ins. 463 (2000).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 66 J. Risk & Ins. 499 (1999).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 65 J. Risk & Ins. 331 (1998).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 64 J. Risk & Ins. 755 (1997).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Recent Court Decisions, 64 J. Risk & Ins. 562 (1997).

Jeffrey W. Stempel et al., Down and Dirty in the Global Village: Jack Webb’s Guide To International Commercial Litigation, 6 J. Trans. L. 367 (1997).

Jeffrey W. Stempel, All Stressed Up But Not Sure Where To Go: Pondering the Teaching of Adversarialism in Law School, 55 Brook. L. Rev. 165 (1989).

 

Practice Oriented Publications

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Expert Witnesses: The Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Adherence to NRS 50.275 and Judicial Discretion, Expressly Declining to Embrace the Federal Daubert Approach, Nev. Law., Oct. 2010, at 10.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Lawyer Professional Responsibility in Litigation, Nev. Law., Aug. 2007, at 12.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Relationship Between Defense Counsel, Policyholders, and Insurers: Nevada Rides Yellow Cab Toward “Two-Client” Model of Tripartite Relationship. Are Cumis Counsel and Malpractice Claims by Insurers Next?, Nev. Law., June 2007, at 20.

Jeffrey W. Stempel & Timothy S. Menter, The Status of the Notice/Prejudice Rule for Liability Insurance Claims in Nevada, Nev. Law., June 2007, at 10.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, An Overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Its Implications for Attorneys, Nev. Law., April 2003.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, The Errors of an Elected Judiciary, Communiqué, March 2003, at 24.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Insurance Coverage and Employment Claims, Trial, Nov. 1996, at 82.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Reading Between the Lines: Insurance Contract Interpretation, Trial, Sept. 1995, at 74.

Jeffrey W. Stempel, Interpreting Insurance Policies, The Compleat Law., Summer 1995, Law Notes, at 1.

 

Jeffrey W. Stempel on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
ADR
Civil Procedure
Insurance
Legal Ethics