Robert Bone
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Professor Robert Bone is a leading scholar in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation and intellectual property, known especially for his theoretical and interdisciplinary work. Before joining the University of Texas Law School faculty, he was Professor of Law and Robert Kent Chair in Civil Procedure at Boston University School of Law.

Professor Bone has published numerous articles in leading law journals and essays in books, and has given many lectures and talks in the United States and other countries. One of his areas of specialty is the application of economic analysis to procedural issues. He has published a book entitled "The Economics of Civil Procedure," which was translated into Japanese, and major articles analyzing procedural issues from an economic as well as historical and jurisprudential perspective, including topics in the law of class actions, innovative case aggregation techniques, pleading, preclusion law, court rulemaking, party rulemaking, and the nature of procedural rules. He has also co-authored (with Professors Elizabeth Burch and Patrick Woolley) the third edition of an advanced procedure casebook, "The Law of Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation." His most recent civil procedure publications include an article on cy-pres-only class actions, a book chapter on the economic analysis of class actions, and an article on the proper role of the judge in regulating and promoting settlements.

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