Adam Steinman is the Robert W. Hodgkins Endowed Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. He is an award-winning teacher and scholar, whose articles have been published in dozens of prominent law journals including the Stanford Law Review, N.Y.U. Law Review, and Virginia Law Review among many others. Professor Steinman is also a co-author of two leading casebooks — Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials (13th edition) (with Jack Friedenthal, Arthur Miller, John Sexton, Helen Hershkoff & Troy McKenzie) and Federal Courts: Cases, Comments and Questions (9th edition) (with Martin Redish, Suzanna Sherry, James Pfander & Steven Gensler) — and an author on the Wright & Miller Federal Practice & Procedure treatise. Professor Steinman has taught a range of courses, including Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Federal Courts, and International Human Rights Law.
Professor Steinman earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Emilio Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Following his clerkships, Professor Steinman spent two years as a teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University, earning a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in clinical advocacy. He then practiced at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Washington, focusing on complex civil litigation (principally product liability, commercial, and international matters) and appellate litigation. Prior to joining the University of Alabama faculty, he was a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University and the University of Cincinnati. He has also taught at Yale Law School as the Sidley Austin–Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor of Law.