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Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome, Professor Main!

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Thomas Main, one of three new additions to Boyd's full-time faculty, has arrived on campus.

Professor Main is an expert in the field of domestic and international civil procedure. He is the author of Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context (Aspen), a leading casebook in the field that is now in its fourth edition, and two international books: Transnational Litigation in Comparative Perspective (Oxford) and Global Issues in Civil Procedure (West). Professor Main’s scholarship also has appeared in prominent law reviews such as Washington University Law Review, Washington Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, and Temple Law Review.

Professor Main is an outstanding teacher. At the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he served on the faculty from 2000 to 2012, Professor Main received the ‘Professor of the Year’ award five times by the student body. He also received the University’s 'Podesto Award for Excellence in Teaching.' During the 2012-2013 academic year at Boyd, Professor Main will teach Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and Federal Courts.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Main served as a litigator in the trial department at Hill & Barlow in Boston, Massachusetts, and as Associate General Counsel at Platinum Equity in Los Angeles, California. Professor Main also clerked for Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Main is located in Room 447. Welcome, Professor Main!