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James Steiner-Dillon

Associate Professor of Law, University of Dayton

Professor James Steiner-Dillon joined the University of Dayton faculty in August 2018. Prior to his appointment, Professor Steiner-Dillon was an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School, where he taught legal research and writing. He previously taught Civil Procedure as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

After graduating from New York University School of Law in 2003, Professor Steiner-Dillon practiced litigation in the New York City offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, focusing on securities litigation, white collar defense, antitrust, and bankruptcy. He also clerked for the Honorable I. Leo Glasser, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Professor Steiner-Dillon’s scholarship focuses broadly on the construction of legal knowledge, with particular emphasis on courts’ engagement with scientific expertise. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Indiana Law Review, the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the St. Louis University Law Journal, and the West Virginia Law Review. His work has been featured on the podcasts Ipse Dixit and Excited Utterance.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dayton


  • 2018 
    UC Berkeley, Ph.D./Jurisprudence and Social Policy
  • 2003 
    New York University, Juris Doctor