James E Pfander

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Professor Pfander has focused his teaching and research on the role of the federal judiciary under Article III of the Constitution. His recent scholarship explores the role of non-contentious jurisdiction in a federal system otherwise largely devoted to the resolution of disputes between adverse parties; the forgotten distinction between “cases” and “controversies” in defining the work of the federal judiciary; the lessons available from Scotland’s civil-law-inflected approach to the problem of litigant standing; the origins and meaning of the anti-injunction act of 1793; and the possible influence of the Scottish judicial system on the structure of the federal court system.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, BA, University of Missouri

JD, University of Virginia

Research interests

  • Federal jurisdiction
  • Procedure


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