Matthew A. Shapiro

Associate Professor of Law

A.B., Princeton University
M.Phil., University of Oxford
D.Phil., University of Oxford
J.D., Yale Law School

Phone: 516-463-4119
Email: Matthew.A.Shapiro@hofstra.edu


Professor Shapiro writes about civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, and related aspects of private law, drawing on legal and political theory to examine the ways in which the state uses legal doctrine to shape the resolution of private disputes. His scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Columbia Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and Yale Law & Policy Review, as well as in an edited collection of essays on private law theory published by Oxford University Press. Two of his papers were selected for the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, and a third was selected for the New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop.

Professor Shapiro was a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also practiced with Hogan Lovells US LLP, specializing in appellate and complex civil litigation. Immediately before joining the Hofstra Law faculty, he was an Associate in Law and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School.

Professor Shapiro received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Book Reviews and Features Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and his A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University. He also earned an M.Phil., with Distinction, and D.Phil. in political theory from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholar.


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