William B. Rubenstein is the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He writes about civil litigation and has taught a variety of related courses including Civil Procedure, Advanced Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and Remedies.
Professor Rubenstein has served as a court-appointed expert in several high-profile multi-district litigation (MDL) matters and he regularly provides expert witness and consulting services to attorneys involved in complex procedural matters.
After graduating from Yale College (magna cum laude, 1982) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude, 1986), Professor Rubenstein clerked for Hon. Stanley Sporkin. From 1987-1995, he worked at the national office of the ACLU litigating complex civil rights cases. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 2007, Professor Rubenstein taught for a decade at UCLA Law School and for two years at Stanford Law School. He is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania (inactive), DC (inactive), the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal circuit and district courts.