Solving Complex Legal Problems
Professor Rubenstein is regularly consulted by lawyers seeking assistance with complicated legal questions, particularly about procedural issues. Such issues range from questions about class action doctrine and other complex litigation matters to, for example, issues about complicated matters of preclusion law.
Professor Rubenstein's work as a legal consultant is akin to serving as a "lawyer's lawyer." Many lawyers in private practice pursuing complicated lawsuits have so many demands on their time that they are pressed to sit and carefully analyze complicated legal questions. Hiring a consultant to assist with such matters takes advantage of the expertise of an academic and of the time and perspective that an expert can bring to a complicated matter.