Suzette Malveaux is Professor of Law and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Malveaux also served as Director of the Law & Public Policy Program in the fall of 2008. She teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Civil Rights Law and Fair Employment Law. She is co-author of Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation; Cases and Materials (West, 2006, 2012), and has published numerous law review articles that explore the intersection of civil procedure and civil rights. She has presented at dozens of conferences in this area. Malveaux started her teaching career at the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003 and joined the Columbus School of Law in 2006. Prior to academia, she was a class action litigation specialist who appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Research and Writing
- Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation: Cases and Materials, St. Paul, Minn: West Group (3d ed. 2012) (co-authored with Dean Robert H. Klonoff & Professor Edward K.M. Bilich), with annual update and teacher’s manual.
- How Goliath Won: The Future Implications of Dukes v. Wal-Mart, 106 NW L. Rev.Colloquy 34-52 (2011), available at http://www.law.northwestern.edu/lawreview/colloquy/2011/18/.
- Class Actions at the Crossroads: An Answer to Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 5 Harvard L. & Policy Rev. 375-414 (Summer 2011).
- Front Loading and Heavy Lifting; How Pre-Dismissal Discovery Can Address the Detrimental Effect of Iqbal on Civil Rights Cases, 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev.65 (2010).
- Is it the “Real Thing”? How Coke’s One-Way Binding Arbitration May Bridge the Divide Between Litigation and Arbitration, 2009 J. Disp. Resol. 77.
- Statutes of Limitations: A Policy Analysis in the Context of Reparations Litigation, 74 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 68 (2005).
- Fighting to Keep Employment Discrimination Class Actions Alive: How Allison v. Citgo’s Predomination Requirement Threatens to Undermine Title VII Enforcement, 26 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. Law 405 (2005).
Research available at SSRN Author page: http://ssrn.com/author=379959
In Her Words ...
“The legal system is not a level playing field. When we can help equalize things, we should."
Office: 400 Law School
Harvard University, magna cum laude, 1988
Areas of Expertise