Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.
Expertise: Civil Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction and Professional Ethics.
Professor Hazard has taught at law schools since 1958, beginning at Boalt Hall (University of California, Berkeley), then the University of Chicago, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been Trustee Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, and Sterling Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale. He was Director (executive director) of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999 and previously had been Reporter for the ALI Restatement Second of Judgments. He was Reporter for the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct (promulgated in 1983) and draftsman-consultant for the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct (promulgated in 1972). He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1960 and is also a member of the Pennsylvania bar.
Professor Hazard's fields have been civil procedure, federal jurisdiction and professional ethics. He is co-author of a treatise and a casebook in civil procedure and also in professional ethics. He is author or co-author of 16 books and many articles. He is frequently an expert witness or consultant in professional ethics, including legal malpractice.
Professor Hazard is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia Law School and has received several honorary degrees. He has a large family, including 23 grandchildren, and plays tennis and golf. His favorite leisure subject is history.