The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

D. Theodore  Rave

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D. Theodore Rave

Assistant Professor of Law

Teddy Rave joined the faculty of the University of Houston Law Center in the Fall of 2013. He writes and teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex litigation, constitutional law, and election law. His articles have appeared, or are forthcoming, in such journals as the Harvard Law Review, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, among others.  His recent article, When Peace Is Not the Goal of a Class Action Settlement, was selected for the 2015 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

Professor Rave received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. While in law school, he served as Senior Executive Editor of the NYU Law Review. After law school he clerked for Judge Leonard B. Sand on United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for Judge Robert A. Katzmann on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Prior to joining the Law Center, Professor Rave was an associate in the Issues and Appeals practice at Jones Day in New York, where he focused on federal and state appellate litigation, as well as class actions and multidistrict litigation. After that, he was Furman Fellow at the NYU School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Selected Publications:

Aggregation on Defendants’ Terms: Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Federalization of Mass Tort Litigation, 59 B.C. L. Rev. 1251 (2018) (with Andrew Bradt)

The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, 105 Cal. L. Rev. 1259 (2017) (with Andrew Bradt)

Closure Provisions in MDL Settlements, 85 Fordham L. Rev. 2175 (2017)

Fiduciary Voters?, 66 Duke L.J. 331 (2016)

When Peace Is Not the Goal of a Class Action Settlement, 50 Ga. L. Rev. 475 (2016)

Settlement, ADR, and Class Action Superiority, 5 J. Tort L. 91 (2014)

Politicians As Fiduciaries, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 671 (2013)

Governing the Anticommons in Aggregate Litigation, 66 Vand. L. Rev. 1183 (2013)

Civil Procedure
Complex Litigation
Constitutional Law
Elections and the Law of Democracy