Scott Dodson

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Professor of Law

200 McAllister Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

http://https://www.uchastings.edu/faculty-administration/faculty/dodson/index.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

40

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Pleading Standards after Bell Atlantic v. Twombly

Virginia Law Review in Brief, Vol. 93, p. 135, 2007
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 514 (41,459)
Citation 2

Abstract:

pleading, motion to dismiss, Rule 8, Rule 12, 12(b)(6), Bell Atlantic, Twombly, Gibson, Conley, no set of facts

2.

New Pleading, New Discovery

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 109, p. 53, 2010, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-20
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 375 (60,035)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Twombly, Iqbal, pre-suit discovery, presuit discovery, pre-complaint, pre-filing, pre-dismissal discovery, new pleading, Rule 8

3.

Mandatory Rules

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 259 (87,366)
Citation 2

Abstract:

jurisdicitonality, mandatory rule, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, time to appeal

4.

Comparative Convergences in Pleading Standards

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, No. 441, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 257 (90,939)
Citation 4

Abstract:

notice pleading, pleading standards, twombly, bell atlantic, fact pleading, rule 8, comparative civil procedure

5.

A New Look: Dismissal Rates in Federal Civil Cases

96 Judicature 127 (2012), UC Hastings Research Paper No. 27
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2013
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 218 (103,449)

Abstract:

Twombly, Iqbal, Twiqbal, Rule 12, motion to dismiss, dismissal, FJC

6.

The Complexity of Jurisdictional Clarity

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 1, p. 1, 2011, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-53
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 204 (117,266)

Abstract:

Jurisdiction, Jurisdictionality, Clarity, Discretion, Rules, Standards, Uncertainty, Jurisdictional Rules, Shapiro, Redish, Well-Pleaded Complaint

7.

The Challenge of Comparative Civil Procedure

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 133, 2008
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 200 (110,020)
Citation 1

Abstract:

comparative law, comparative procedure, civil procedure, american exceptionalism, punitive damages, twombly, pleading standards, case management

8.

A Darwinist View of the Living Constitution

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 5, October 2008
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 196 (120,014)
Citation 1

Abstract:

living constitution, darwin, evolution, legal evolution, metaphor, living constitutionalism, evolving standards of decency

9.

In Search of Removal Jurisdiction

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 102, p. 55, 2008
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 179 (128,212)
Citation 2

Abstract:

jurisdiction, removal, forum defendant, local defendant, 1441(b)

10.

Federal Pleading and State Presuit Discovery

14 Lewis & Clark Law Review 43 (2010), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-44
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 178 (128,821)
Citation 2

Abstract:

presuit, pre-suit, pre-complaint, pre-filing, rule 27, Twombly, Iqbal, pleading

11.

Hybridizing Jurisdiction

California Law Review, Vol. 99, 2011, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-94
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 172 (130,743)

Abstract:

bowles, jurisdiction, jurisdictionality, mandatory rules, mandatory, muchnick, 2107, finality, hybridization, hybrid, hybridizing, teague, sovereign immunity, precondition, mootness, incorporation, trigger, triggers

12.

Global Civil Procedure Trends in the Twenty-First Century

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 35, 2011, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-68, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2011-11
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson and James Klebba
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Downloads 149 (138,992)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Iqbal, Twombly, civil procedure, comparative, civil law, managerial, convergence, exceptionalism, decodification, globalization, globalisation

13.

The Failure of Bowles v. Russell

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 43, 2008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 101 (205,335)

Abstract:

jurisdictionality, bowles, time limits, notice of appeal

14.

The Short Paper

63 Journal of Legal Education 667 (2014)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 03 May 2014
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 99 (205,335)

Abstract:

short paper, plus piece, legal scholarship, article length, short essay, scholarship

15.

The Gravitational Force of Federal Law

164 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 703 (2016), UC Hastings Research Paper No. 134
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 98 (170,222)

Abstract:

gravity, gravitational, federalism, following, federal rules, bowers, marriage, title vii,

16.

Rethinking Extraordinary Circumstances

106 Northwestern University Law Review 377 (2012), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-170
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 96 (203,956)

Abstract:

Ackermann, 60(b)(6), Rule 60, extraordinary circumstances, exceptional circumstances, aikens, relief from judgment

17.

Literary Justice

18 Green Bag 2d 429 (2015)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2015
Scott Dodson and Ami A Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 95 (75,995)

Abstract:

literature, shakespeare, carroll

18.

Micro-Symposium: Top Ten Rankings of the U.S. Supreme Court

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 425-463, 2015, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-24, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 156, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-22
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of Kentucky - College of Law, Independent, Texas A&M University School of Law, Independent and Calloo Callay, Inc.
Downloads 89 (94,665)

Abstract:

bibliography, Justices, legal scholarship, literature, mustaches, Twitter, U.S. News & World Report, U.S. Supreme Court, women and law

19.

Party Subordinance in Federal Litigation

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2014, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 81
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2015
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 85 (229,228)

Abstract:

private ordering, procedure, customization, forum selection, personal jurisdiction, arbitration, FAA, inherent power, waiver, forfeiture, consent, stipulation, venue, jury demand

20.

Jurisdictionality and Bowles v. Russell

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 102, p. 42, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 85 (239,229)
Citation 3

Abstract:

bowles, jurisdiction, jurisdictionality, appeal, 2107, rule 4, frap 4

21.

Presuit Discovery in a Comparative Context

6:2 Journal of Comparative Law 51 (2012)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 84 (229,228)

Abstract:

Iqbal, pleading, comparative, CPR, presuit, pre-suit, preaction, pre-action, discovery, disclosure, common-law, procedure, Rule 27, 31.16, search order, Norwich

22.

Subclassing

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 27, p. 2351, 2006
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 78 (232,497)

Abstract:

class action, subclassing, issue class, civil procedure, Rule 23, federal rules, amchem

23.

Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading

Federal Courts Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 275, 2014, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 102, University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-06
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 20 May 2015
Scott Dodson and Colin P. Starger
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of Baltimore - School of Law
Downloads 76 (235,780)

Abstract:

video article, video project, Twombly, iqbal, twiqbal, Rule 8, pleading, vimeo, conley, leatherman, swierkiewicz, skinner, matrixx, papasan, dura, broudo




24.

Justice Souter and the Civil Rules

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 289, 2010, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-45
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 74 (255,921)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Souter, Twombly, Iqbal, Twiqbal, Mayle, Ortiz, Bowles, Casey

25.

Structuring Jurisdictional Rules and Standards

65 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 31 (2012), University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-21
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2013
Scott Dodson and Elizabeth Y. McCuskey
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of Toledo College of Law
Downloads 66 (248,336)

Abstract:

jurisdiction, grable, mottley, well-pleaded, jurisdictional, rules, standards, abstention, federal question

26.

Appreciating Mandatory Rules: A Reply to Critics

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 102, p. 228, 2008
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 58 (290,834)

Abstract:

Bowles, Colloquy, Poor, Dane, Burch, time to appeal, notice of appeal, jurisdictionality, mandatory

27.

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 144
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 22 May 2015
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 44 (264,090)

Abstract:

Ginsburg, VMI, Supreme Court, Justices, Legal Legacy, Sex Discrimination, Gender Discrimination

28.

Atlantic Marine and the Future of Party Preference

66 Hastings Law Journal 675 (2015), UC Hastings Research Paper No. 112
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 44 (319,729)

Abstract:

atlantic marine, party subordinance, venue, transfer, 1404, 1406, forum selection, forum-selection, venue selection, prelitigation, privatized procedure, customized procedure

29.

The Peculiar Federal Marriage Amendment

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 36, p. 783, 2004
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 42 (331,433)

Abstract:

federal marriage amendment, marriage protection amendment, Lawrence, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, constitutional thematics

30.

Constitutional Thematics and the Peculiar Federal Marriage Amendment

BYU Journal of Public Law, Vol. 20, p. 233, 2006 (Symposium)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 38 (350,365)

Abstract:

Federal Marriage Amendment, federalism, gay marriage, Marriage Protection Amendment

31.

Parsing Judicial Activism

16 Green Bag 2d 457 (2013)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 37 (337,556)

Abstract:

judicial activism, Sherry, micro-symposium, microsymposium, Green Bag

32.

Amicus Brief in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center, No. 11-1231

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2012
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 25 (387,096)

Abstract:

Sebelius, Auburn Regional, medicare, health care, equitable tolling, jurisdiction, jurisdictional, jurisdictionality

33.

A Closer Look at New Pleading in the Litigation Marketplace

99:2 Judicature 11 (Autumn 2015)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2015
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 23 (371,385)

Abstract:

pleading, Twombly, Iqbal, Twiqbal, FJC, Rule 8, plausibility

34.

California's View of 'Related to' Specific Jurisdiction

California Litigation Review, 2017, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 0 (252,110)

Abstract:

international shoe, personal jurisdiction, bristol-myers, california, minimum contacts

35.

A Negative Retrospective of Rule 23

New York University Law Review, Vol. 92, Forthcoming, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 227
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2017
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 0 (387,096)

Abstract:

Class Action, Rule 23, Rulemaking, Advisory Committee, Amchem, Dukes, 1966 Amendments

36.

Jurisdiction and Its Effects

105 Georgetown Law Journal 619 (2017)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 0 (197,404)

Abstract:

jurisdiction, standing, mootness, waiver, abstention, venue, FAA, personal jurisdiction, diversity, appellate, forum non conveniens

37.

A Revolution in Jurisdiction

in The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Scott Dodson ed. Cambridge 2015)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Mar 2016
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 0 (424,642)

Abstract:

ginsburg, jurisdiction, resequencing, caterpillar, jurisdictionality, supreme court

38.

An Opt-In Option for Class Actions

115 Michigan Law Review 171 (2016), UC Hastings Research Paper No. 169
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2016
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 0 (152,060)

Abstract:

rule 23, class action, ascertainability, opt-out, opt-in, rule amendment

39.

Brief of Thirty-Four Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellants in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GMBH

Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2015-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2017
Southwestern Law School, University at Buffalo Law School, University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Creighton University School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Rutgers Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of Kentucky - College of Law, Elon University School of Law, University of California, Davis, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston University School of Law, Emory University School of Law, University of Baltimore - School of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of Georgia Law School, St. Thomas University School of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation, Michigan State University College of Law, South Texas College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and University of Pennsylvania Law School - Student/Alumni/Adjunct
Downloads 0 (270,400)

Abstract:

patent, declaratory judgment, jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, patent assertion entity, minimum contacts

40.

Joint and Several Jurisdiction

65 Duke Law Journal 1323 (2016)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2016
Scott Dodson and Philip A. Pucillo
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Michigan State University College of Law
Downloads 0 (153,700)

Abstract:

diversity, Allapattah, 1332, jurisdiction, Caterpillar, Strawbridge, complete diversity, diversity jurisdiction, time-of-filing

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 208    Citations: 0
1.

FRCP 8 Pleading: Supreme Court Doctrine 1957-2011

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 08 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2014
Scott Dodson and Colin P. Starger
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of Baltimore - School of Law
Downloads 203

Abstract:

Twombly, Iqbal, Twiqbal, pleading, Rule 8, Conley, Swierkiewicz, Papasan, Broudo, Matrixx, Skinner, plausibility