Steven S. Gensler
Courses: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts
Areas of expertise:
Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Conflict of Laws, Complex Litigation, Electronic Discovery, Comparative Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Steven S. Gensler is the Welcome D. & W. DeVier Pierson Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He joined the OU law faculty in 2000. Over the years, his course offerings have included Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Conflict of Laws, Complex Litigation, Electronic Discovery, Comparative Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Professor Gensler graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1992, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Law Review. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1992-1993) and to the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil on the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (1993-1994). He then practiced in Milwaukee, WI for four years before spending two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor back at the University of Illinois.
Professor Gensler was elected to the American Law Institute in 2006 and currently serves on the ALI's Council. During 2003-2004, he was the Supreme Court Fellow at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. From 2005-2011, he served as a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.
Professor Gensler is the author of one of the best-selling practice treatises on Federal Civil Procedure and has published close to twenty journal articles. He is also the co-author (with Prof. Jeff Stempel) of Volume 11 of Moore's Federal Practice, covering summary judgment under Rule 56.