Biography


Professor Laura E. Little specializes in federal courts, conflict of laws, and constitutional law. She teaches, lectures, and consults internationally on these subjects and is routinely engaged for training judges as well as for speeches at judicial conferences. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including most recently a treatise, Federal Courts, in Aspen Publishing's Examples and Explanations series. Among her many awards for teaching and scholarship are several law school awards, a university-wide Lindback award, and Temple's highest award for teaching, the University Great Professor Award.

Before entering academia, Professor Little practiced law in Philadelphia, litigating commercial cases and representing the print media in First Amendment cases. Prior to her law practice, Professor Little served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States (October Term 1986) and Judge James Hunter III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1985-1986).

Professor Little has several times taught in Temple's programs in Tokyo, Japan and Rome, Italy. She has also lectured frequently to Chinese judges and prosecutors on the nature of American law, conflict of laws and legal practice. She has also served as a consultant on federal courts, civil procedure, and appellate advocacy issues.

Professor Little's scholarship is diverse, integrating law, social science and humanities. In addition to her Federal Courts treatise, a sample of her writings is available on her publications page.







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