Laura E. LittleCharles Klein Professor of Law and Senior Advisor to the Dean
Professor Laura E. Little serves as the Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government and Senior Advisor to the Dean. She 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 academic and judicial conferences. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including a sole-authored casebook, Conflict of Laws (Aspen Wolters Kluwer 2013), a treatise, Federal Courts, currently in its Third Edition in Aspen Publishing's Examples and Explanations series.
The American Law Institute appointed her Associate Reporter of the Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws in November 2014. Among her many other 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 served as a visiting professor at University of Sydney (Australia), and University College of Cork (Ireland). She has also lectured frequently to Chinese judges and prosecutors on the nature of American law, conflict of laws, and legal practice. Professor Little's scholarship has strong interdisciplinary character, integrating law, social science and humanities. She has travelled internationally lecturing on law and humor, and has written several studies on how legal doctrines regulate various forms of comedy. She weaves her First Amendment expertise throughout her humor and Conflict of Laws scholarship. A sample of her writings is available on her publications page.EducationJ.D., Temple University, Beasley School of LawB.A., University of PennsylvaniaTeaching AreasFederal Courts, Conflict of Laws. Remedies, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, International Criminal LawSelect Publications
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