About Robert Klonoff

Professor Robert Klonoff served as dean of Lewis & Clark Law School from 2007-2014 and is now the Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to that, he served as a longtime partner with Jones Day. Before that he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States and as an Assistant United States Attorney.  He also served for many years as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Klonoff served as a Douglas Stripp/Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (UMKC). He received the UMKC Law School Elmer Pierson Teaching Award for Outstanding Service in 2005, and subsequently achieved Outstanding UMKC Law Professor distinction.

Well-published in his field, Professor Klonoff recently authored articles on class action issues in the law reviews of Washington University St. Louis, Loyola University of Chicago, George Washington University, and other journals. His article on the future of class actions will be published by the Emory Law Journal in the summer of 2016.  He has written leading texts on class actions, appellate litigation, and trial advocacy. In addition, in May 2016, West published his textbook, Introduction to the Study of U.S. Law.   He has  taught courses at prominent law schools throughout the world on U.S. law and, more particularly, on class action litigation.  Involved in a number of pro bono efforts over the course of his career, Robert Klonoff assisted in creating a free walk-in legal clinic in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC. He is also a former co-recipient of the Frederick B. Abramson Award for Superior Service to the Community, from the District of Columbia Bar. In 2013, Professor Klonoff received an award from the Oregon Consular Corps for his accomplishments in global legal education.


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