Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
J.D., University of Michigan
The Law and Ethics of Lawyering
Matthew I. Hall joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2009 as an assistant professor teaching Civil Procedure, Federal Courts and the Law and Ethics of Lawyering. Previously, Hall was a visiting assistant professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and an adjunct professor at the University of California at Davis King Hall School of Law.
Before entering academia, Hall served as a judicial clerk for Judge David F. Levi of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also practiced law for five years in San Francisco, specializing in complex commercial and appellate litigation.
In 2006, he left private practice to work as a special assistant to Judge Levi in his capacity as chair of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States. In this capacity, Hall was involved in the judiciary's ongoing project to revise and improve the procedural rules that govern litigation in federal courts.
Hall's research interests focus on federal jurisdiction and civil procedure. His work has been published in the Fordham Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Stanford Law Review Online and the UCLA Law Review.
Hall graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was articles editor of the Michigan Law Review. He earned his bachelor's degree in history cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Johns Hopkins University.
How Congress Could Defend DOMA in Court (and Why the BLAG Cannot), 65 Stan. L. Rev. Online 92 (2013).
Standing of Intervenor Defendants in Public Law Litigation, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 1539 (2012).
Asymmetrical Jurisdiction, 58 UCLA L. Rev. 1257 (2011).
The Partially Prudential Doctrine of Mootness, 77 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 562 (2009).
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