A. Benjamin Spencer

Harvard Law School

Visiting Professor of Law

1525 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11916/Spencer

University of Virginia School of Law

Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

http://www.law.virginia.edu/lawweb/faculty.nsf/FHPbI/2299812

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

The Law School Critique in Historical Perspective

69 Wash. & Lee L. Rev., 1949 (2012)
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2013
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 778 (30,885)
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legal education, legal history, law school critique, law school reform, Langdell, socratic method, pedagogy, assessment, faculty, American Bar Association, Litchfield Law School, Harvard Law School

2.

Pleading in State Courts after Twombly and Iqbal

2010 Pound Civil Justice Institute Forum for State Appellate Court Judges
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Apr 2012
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 560 (47,975)

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Twombly, Iqbal, pleading, Rule 8(a)

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Plausibility Pleading

Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2007-17
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Aug 2007
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 443 (64,322)
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civil procedure, civil practice, federal practice, pleading, federal rules, Twombly, Bell Atlantic, Rule 8(a), Rule 12(b)(6), motion to dismiss, Conley v. Gibson, Leatherman, Sorema, notice pleading, heightened pleading, particularized pleading

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Understanding Pleading Doctrine

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 108, 2009
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2010
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 330 (90,779)
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civil procedure, pleading, Twombly, Rule 8(a)(2), Conley v. Gibson, heightened pleading, Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Erickson

5.

Jurisdiction to Adjudicate: A Revised Analysis

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 73, Spring 2006
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Aug 2005
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 291 (104,157)

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Personal jurisdiction, adjudicatory jurisdiction, jurisdiction to adjudicate, in personam jurisdiction, choice of law, international shoe, Pennoyer, due process, civil procedure

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The Preservation Obligation: Regulating and Sanctioning Pre-Litigation Spoliation in Federal Court

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 2005, 2011, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 275 (110,667)

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spoliation, evidence, preservation obligation, civil procedure, federal rules, discovery, electronic discovery, e-discovery, professional responsibility, legal ethics, Pension Committee, sanctions

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Jurisdiction and the Internet: Returning to Traditional Principles to Analyze Network-Mediated Contacts

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Apr 2005
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 251 (121,605)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Internet, Website, Jurisdiction, Zippo, International Shoe, Pennoyer

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Pleading Civil Rights Claims in the Post-Conley Era

Howard Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1, p. 99, 2008, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2008-30
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 30 May 2008 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2010
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 222 (137,471)

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conley, civil procedure, pleading, rule 8, twombly, bell atlantic, plausibility, civil rights

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Iqbal and the Slide Toward Restrictive Procedure

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Jan 2010
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 219 (139,348)

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Iqbal, Ashcroft, Twombly, pleading, Rule 8, complaint

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Due Process and Punitive Damages: The Error of Federal Excessiveness Jurisprudence

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 79, 2006
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 03 Mar 2006
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 205 (148,213)

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Due Process, Punitive Damages, Exemplary Damages, Civil Procedure, Remittitur, Tort Reform, BMW v. Gore, State Farm v. Campbell, civil jury, Ninth Amendment, Tenth Amendment, Seventh Amendment, Constitutional Law, Damages Caps, Fourteenth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Right to Jury

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The Restrictive Ethos in Civil Procedure

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 78, 2010, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-02
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2010
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 192 (157,625)
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civil procedure, pleading, summary judgment, discovery, class action fairness act

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Class Actions, Heightened Commonality, and Declining Access to Justice

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 93, Forthcoming, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-28
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2013
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 149 (196,463)

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Class actions, commonality, restrictive ethos, civil procedure, litigation, Wal-Mart, dukes, employment discrimination, group actions, access to justice, heightened standards

13.

Anti-Federalist Procedure

Washington & Lee Law Review, Vol. 64, p. 233, 2007
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 08 May 2006 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2013
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 136 (211,605)

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Federalism, States' Rights, Civil Procedure, State Sovereignty, Tort Reform, Tenth Amendment, Guarantee Clause, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Law, Damages Caps, Schiavo, Bush v. Gore, Preemption, Federal Jurisdiction, Supplemental Jurisdiction

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Pleading and Access to Civil Justice: A Response to Twiqbal Apologists

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 6, 2013, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-04
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2013
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 119 (234,425)

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Twombly, Iqbal, pleading, conley, Rule 8, heightened pleading, conley v. gibson, restrictive ethos

15.

The Forms Had a Function

15 Nevada Law Journal 1113 (2015), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-44
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2016
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 111 (246,455)

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Appendix of Forms, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Official Forms, pleading standards, Twombly, Iqbal, Advisory Committee, Standing Committee

16.

The Territorial Reach of Federal Courts

Florida Law Review, Vol. 71, 2019, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-01
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2019
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 102 (261,483)

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personal jurisdiction, territorial jurisdiction, federal courts, venue, choice of law, due process, fourteenth amendment, fifth amendment

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Substance, Procedure, and the Rules Enabling Act

66 UCLA Law Review 654 (2019), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-37
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2019
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 99 (266,750)

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Rules Enabling Act, Civil Procedure, Federal Rules, Erie, Hanna, Shady Grove, Amendment, Personal Jurisdiction

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The Judicial Power and the Inferior Federal Courts: Exploring the Constitutional Vesting Thesis

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2011, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-22
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Nov 2011
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 94 (275,896)

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Judicial Power, Article III, Federal Courts, Necessary and Proper, Constitutional Convention

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Rationalizing Cost Allocation in Civil Discovery

Review of Litigation, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2015
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 May 2016
A. Benjamin Spencer
Harvard Law School
Downloads 41 (420,413)

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Discovery, due process, Rule 26, proportionality, American Rule, English Rule