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DePaul University College of Law 2022 Clifford Scholar in Residence Named

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Maria Glover has been named the annual Robert A. Clifford Scholar-in-Residence at DePaul University College of Law. A committee of leading civil justice faculty examined the work of professors nationwide who have contributed to this field and chose Glover as the national “rising star” in civil justice, and this year’s Scholar.

In her role as Scholar-in-Residence, Glover will participate in classes and faculty activities within her areas of expertise, culminating in a presentation to the entire DePaul community that will feature a response from a senior commentator.

DePaul Law will be hosting an hour-long online discussion in November 4, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT with Glover and Professor Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie, and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law. Attendance is free, but registration is required. To register, go here. The program offers one hour of CLE credit.

The visitorship complements the annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law & Social Policy, which has brought together civil justice scholars for the past quarter-century to share their ideas and publish their work, and it continues the tradition of developing up-and-coming civil justice scholars. Both programs are made possible through the generosity of alumnus Robert A. Clifford and the support of Clifford Law Offices.

Professor Glover is an expert in complex litigation and mass torts, aggregate dispute resolution, civil procedure, civil settlements, and the intersection between private and public regulation. Professor Glover’s work has been published in The Yale Law JournalThe Stanford Law ReviewThe N.Y.U. Law Review, The University of Pennsylvania Law ReviewThe Vanderbilt Law Review, The N.Y.U. Journal of Law & Business, The William and Mary Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review, among others. In addition to publications in leading law reviews and business journals, her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Consumer Reports, Reuters, The Hill, Bloomberg Law, among other media outlets, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The First Edition of her casebook with Howard Erichson, Civil Procedure, was published in 2020 by Wolters Kluwer. Glover is also co-authoring a casebook with Robert Klonoff, D. Theodore Rave, and Elizabeth Cabraser, Aggregate Litigation and Dispute Resolution, which will be published by Thompson West in 2022.

In September of 2021, Professor Glover combined the insights and connections from her work in complex litigation with years-long pro bono work for substance use disorder recovery centers in East Tennessee (where she grew up) to host the Opioid Litigation Summit at Georgetown University Law Center. This Summit was held at a critical juncture in the overdose crisis: Drug overdoses are taking more lives than ever, and litigation against opioid manufacturers is in courtrooms and at settlement tables across the nation. It was also the first of its kind: It convened key experts in comprehensive, divergent, and cross-cutting fields—complex litigation, public health and policy state and local government, members of the Biden-Harris Administration, and people in recovery—for a series of dynamic strategy sessions on maximizing opioid settlement funds to save lives and respond to the overdose crisis.

“My work in civil justice has enabled me to contribute to public policy, from Congress to the White House, from state legislatures to state AG’s offices, from the public sphere to the private sector. The Clifford Scholar-in-Residence is a fantastic platform from which to expand these contributions to public policy and civil justice reform,” Professor Glover said.

Before coming to Georgetown in 2012, Professor Glover was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Previously, she clerked for J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and practiced in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice group at Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, where she was Senior Article Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and was awarded the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program Award, the Robert F. Jackson Memorial Prize for the highest scholastic average in the law class, the Law Review Editor’s Award, and the First Year Mock Trial Best Oralist Award.

For further information, contact Nicole Pinkey at npinkey@depaul.edu.

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