Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law
Education:B.A., University of Minnesota, 1977J.D., Yale Law School, 1981 Professor Stempel is a 1981 graduate of Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-founder of the Yale Law and Policy Review. He spent two years as a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Philadelphia and three years in private practice with a firm in Minneapolis before entering the teaching profession. Professor Stempel served on the faculty at Brooklyn Law School and the Florida State University College of Law. Professor Stempel has numerous publications to his credit, including books, treatise chapters and supplements, and law review articles. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the State Bar of Nevada, and the Minnesota Bar. Professor Stempel teaches Civil Procedure/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Insurance Law. Areas of Expertise: ADRCivil ProcedureInsuranceLegal Ethics Selected Publications:BOOKS Litigation Road: The Story Of Campbell v. State Farm Insurance (2008)(forthcoming). Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation (1985, 2d ed. 1992, 3d ed. 1994, 4th ed. 2000, 5th ed. 2001, 6th ed. 2007) (with Roger S. Haydock and David F. Herr). Principles Of Insurance Law (3d ed. Lexis 2004 & Supp. 2006)(with Prof. Peter Swisher and Prof. Emeritus Emeric Fischer)(Lexis Publishing) and Instructor's Manual For Principles Of Insurance Law (3d ed. 2004). Stempel on Insurance Contracts (3d ed. 2006 & Supp. 2007). BOOK CHAPTERS Insurance and Climate Change Litigation, in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-National, National, and Supra-National Approaches (William C. G. Burns & Hari M. Osofsky eds., forthcoming 2007). From Johnstown to New Orleans: Insurance of Environmental Risks in the USA, in Die Versicherung Von Umweltrisiken 21 (Alexander Bruns & Zdenko Grobenski, eds. 2007) (Insurance of Environmental Risks). Oral Depositions in 7 James Wm. Moore, et. al., Moore’s Federal Practice (3d ed. 1997 & Supp. 2002). Summary Judgment in 11 James Wm. Moore, et. al., Moore’s Federal Practice (3d ed. 1997 & Supp. 2002). LAW REVIEW AND OTHER ARTICLES Mandating Minimum Fairness in Mass Arbitration, 76 U. Cin. L. Rev. 383 (2008). SSRN Lexis Westlaw Keeping Arbitrations from Becoming Kangaroo Courts, 8 Nev. L.J. 251 (2007). SSRN Lexis Westlaw Assessing the Coverage Carnage: Asbestos Liability and Insurance After Three Decades of Dispute,12 Conn. Ins. L.J. 349 (2006) Lexis Westlaw Hein Class Actions and Limited Vision: Opportunities for Improvement Through a More Functional Approach to Class Treatment of Disputes, 83 Wash. U.L.Q. 1127 (2006). Lexis Westlaw Hein BAR PUBLICATIONS Lawyer Professional Responsibility in Litigation, Nev. Law., (Aug. 2007), p. 12. The Relationship Between Defense Counsel, Policyholders, and Insurers: Nevada Rides Yellow Cab Toward “Two-Client” Model of Tripartite Relationship. Are Cumis Counsel and Malpractice Claims by Insurers Next?,, Nev. Lawyer, (June 2007), p. 20. The Status of the Notice/Prejudice Rule for Liability Insurance Claims in Nevada,, Nev. Law., (June 2007), p. 10 (with Timothy s. Menter, Esq.).