Professor Allan Erbsen teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, federal courts, and constitutional law.
Professor Erbsen was the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007 and the Stanley V. Kinyon Tenure-Track Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006. Two of his articles have been selected for presentation at the peer-reviewed Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. He has served as Acting Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Law School. In 2015, he chaired the Association of American Law Schools Section on Civil Procedure.
Professor Erbsen received an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk for Judge Judith Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and spent six years in private practice at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago and Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering in Washington, D.C. While in practice, he specialized in appellate litigation, international arbitration, and class actions. During the 2004-2005 academic year, Professor Erbsen was a Vanderbilt Fellow and Instructor in Law at Vanderbilt Law School. In Fall 2008, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.