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College of Law

Florida State University

 

Deans

Erin OHara OConnor

Erin O'Hara O'Connor

Dean and McKenzie Professor

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A301
Phone: 850.644.3071
Fax: 850.644.5487
eoconnor@law.fsu.edu 

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
B.A., University of Rochester, 1987

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Vita 

Dean O'Hara O'Connor is a noted scholar in several areas, including conflict of laws, arbitration and the law market. Prior to joining Florida State in 2016, Dean O'Hara O'Connor taught at Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as director of the Law and Human Behavior program from 2007 to 2010, associate dean for academic affairs from 2008 to 2010, and director of graduate studies for the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics from 2011 to 2016.

Dean O'Hara O'Connor received her juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a senior articles selection editor on the Georgetown Law Journal. Upon graduating from law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Dean O'Hara O'Connor began her career in academia at the University of Chicago Law School and has taught at several other schools, including Clemson University, George Mason University, Georgetown University and Northwestern University.

Select Recent Publications

CONFLICT OF LAWS: CASES AND MATERIALS (with Lea Brilmayer & Jack Goldsmith) (7th ed., Aspen 2015)

Exit and the American Illness (with Larry Ribstein), in The American Illness (Frank Buckley, editor) (Yale University Press 2013)

Jurisdictional Competition for Dispute Resolution: Courts versus Arbitration, in Regulatory Competition in Contract Law and Dispute Resolution (Horst Eidenmuller, editor) (Beck/Hart/Nomos 2013)

The Role of the CISG in Promoting Healthy Jurisdictional Competition, 21 Uniform L. Rev. 41 (2016)

The Essential Role of Courts in Supporting Innovation (with Chris Drahozal), 92 Tex. L. Rev. 2177 (2014)

Foreign Investments and the Market for Law (with Susan Franck), 2014 Ill. L. Rev. 1617

Unbundling Procedure: Carve-Outs from Arbitration Clauses
(with Chris Drahozal), 66 Fla. L. Rev. 1945 (2014)

Arbitration, the law market, and the law of lawyering (with Peter B. Rutledge), 38 Int’l Rev. L. & Econ. 87 (June 2014)

Preemption and Choice-of-Law Coordination (with Larry Ribstein), 111 Mich. L. Rev. 647 (2013)

How Modern Choice of Law Helped Kill the Private Attorney General, 64 Mercer L. Rev. 1023 (2013)