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Robin Effron

Dean’s Research Scholar and Professor of Law
(718) 780-7933
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
J.D., New York University School of Law
Areas of Expertise
Civil Procedure
Comparative Contract Law
Complex Litigation
Federal Courts
International Business Law
New York Civil Practice


Professor Effron teaches civil procedure, litigation, and international business law courses. Her articles on procedure and federal courts have appeared in many leading law reviews and have been cited by several state, federal and foreign courts. She is a regular presenter and commentator at civil procedure and litigation conferences and symposia, and her work has been selected for presentation at national events such as the AALS Annual Meeting (Civil Procedure Section), the Annual Civil Procedure Workshop, and Vanderbilt Law School's Branstetter Workshop. Professor Effron is also an author of a widely-adopted Civil Procedure casebook.

Conversant in German, she spent an academic year in Germany as a fellow in the D.A.A.D. Program for International Lawyers and worked with attorneys in the legal department of a large investment bank to research questions of German and U.S. law.  At Brooklyn Law School, she serves as Co-Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. She is an avid writer, penning op-eds for various publications. Professor Effron also edits the Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog for the Law Professors Blog Network.

Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School’s faculty, Professor Effron served as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In law school, she was articles editor on the NYU Law Review.