Stephen Gillers ’68 has been a professor of law at NYU School of Law since 1978 and vice dean from 1999 through 2004. He has written widely on laws and ethical rules that govern American lawyers and judges and has spoken at hundreds of events in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics, a widely used law school casebook first published in 1985, now in its 11th edition.
From 2000 to 2002, Gillers was a member of the American Bar Association’s Multijurisdictional Practice Commission. In 2010-2013, he was a member of the ABA’s 20/20 Commission. In 2011, he received the Michael Franck Award from the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility. In 2015, he received the American Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Scholar Award.
Other recent scholarship includes, “A Rule to Forbid Bias and Harassment in Law Practice: A Guide for State Courts Considering Model Rule 8.4(g), 30 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 195 (2017), “Guns, Fruit, Drugs, and Documents: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Responsibility for Real Evidence,” 63 Stan. L. Rev. 813 (2011); “A Profession, If You Can Keep It: How Information Technology and Fading Borders Are Reshaping the Law Marketplace and What We Should Do About It,” 63 Hastings L. J. 953 (2012); “How To Make Rules for Lawyers: The Professional Responsibility of the Legal Profession,” 40 Pepperdine L. Rev. 365 (2013) (symposium issue on “The Lawyer of the Future”).