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About Simona Grossi
LL.M., UC Berkeley, School of Law
J.D., L.U.I.S.S. University, Rome, Italy
Professor Simona Grossi completed her master's degree (LL.M.) and doctoral program (J.S.D.) at UC Berkeley School of Law, with focus on federal courts and transnational litigation. After seven years in private practice, she worked for Judge Charles Breyer at the USDC for the Northern District of California in 2010. In 2010, Professor Grossi joined Loyola Law School L.A., where she teaches Civil Procedure, California Civil Procedure and Federal Courts.
Professor Grossi was elected in 2011 to the American Law Institute (ALI) . She is also a member of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL). Her scholarship focuses on civil procedure, federal courts and transnational litigation.
Federal Question Jurisdiction: The Compass, the Maze and the Trap, forthcoming;
The Inconvenient Truth About Forum Non Conveniens, forthcoming;
Personal Jurisdiction: A Doctrinal Labyrinth With No Exit, forthcoming;
The Purposeful Availment Trap (with Allan Ides), forthcoming;
Federal Courts (with Allan Ides), West Academic Publishing, forthcoming;
Harmonizing Common and Civil Law: Standards of Decision in Comparative Perspective, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming;
Rethinking The Harmonization of Jurisdictional Law, 86 Tul. L. Rev. 623, 2012
A Comparative Analysis Between Italian Civil Proceedings and American Civil Proceedings Before Federal Courts, 20 Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 213
Commentary to the Italian Code of Civil Procedure, Oxford University Press, February 2010;
Transnational Litigation. A Practitioner's Guide. Italy, Oxford University Press, February 2010.
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