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Howard M. Erichson

Fordham Law Professor Howard Erichson

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN (academic papers)
Telephone: 646-312-8233
Office: Room 7-114
Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Faculty Assistant: Diane Pinero

Research and Teaching Areas

Civil Procedure; Class Actions; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Litigation; Torts


Professor Erichson teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Professional Responsibility, and Torts. His research explores the U.S. litigation process, particularly the problem of resolving mass disputes.  He is the past chair of the Civil Procedure Section of the Association of American Law Schools and was an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation. He is the author of the book Inside Civil Procedure, co-author of Complex Litigation; Cases & Materials on Advanced Civil Procedure, and co-author of a forthcoming casebook on Civil Procedure. His articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and many other leading publications. Professor Erichson graduated from Harvard University and from New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. After law school, he clerked for the New Jersey Supreme Court and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and he practiced as a litigator with Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton in New York City. In 1995, he joined the faculty of Seton Hall Law School, where he was elected Professor of the Year and was named the John J. Gibbons Professor of Law. He joined the Fordham Law School faculty as Professor of Law in 2008, and was elected Teacher of the Year in 2012.

Selected Publications


  • COMPLEX LITIGATION: CASES & MATERIALS ON ADVANCED CIVIL PROCEDURE, 6th ed. (West Academic 2015) (with R. Marcus & E. Sherman)
  • MASS TORT LITIGATION MANUAL, American College of Trial Lawyers (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender 2006) (H. Erichson & A. Fickler, Co-Reporters)



  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1990
    • Editor-in-Chief, NYU Law Review; Order of the Coif; Goodman Memorial Prize, Weinfeld Prize, Rubin Prize
  • AB, Harvard University, Government, 1985