Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Professor of Law
David Noll
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-2584

David Noll is a scholar of legal institutions and procedure. He teaches and writes in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation, legislation and regulation, administrative law, and constitutional law.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
  • Expertise

Professor Noll's recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Texas Law ReviewCornell Law ReviewMichigan Law Review, and New York University Law Review, and his popular writing has appeared in venues including the New York TimesSlate, Politico, and the New York Law Journal. He co-authors a leading casebook on the federal administrative process. His most recent book, Vigilante Nation: How State-Sponsored Terror Threatens Our Democracy (with Jon Michaels, UCLA School of Law), will be released in October 2024. 

Before joining Rutgers, Professor Noll was an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. He clerked for Judges Pierre N. Leval and Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Richard J. Holwell on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In 2019, Professor Noll received the law school's Greg Lastowka award for scholarly excellence. 



Recent Articles & Essays

Diversity and Complexity in MDL Leadership: A Status Report from Case Management Orders, 101 Tex. L. Rev. 1679 (2023) (with Adam S. Zimmerman)

Federal Rules of Private Enforcement, 108 Cornell L. Rev. 1639 (2023) (with Luke P. Norris)

Vigilante Federalism, 108 Cornell L. Rev. 1187 (2023) (with Jon D. Michaels)

Administrative Sabotage, 120 Mich. L. Rev. 753 (2022)

What Do MDL Leaders Do?: Evidence from Leadership Appointment Orders, 24 Lewis & Clark Law Review 433 (2020)

MDL as Public Administration, 118 Mich. L. Rev. 403 (2019) 



Legislation and the Regulatory State (3d ed. 2022) (with Samuel Estreicher) 


Full Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • Advanced Civil Procedure
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Procedure
  • Class Actions
  • Constitutional Law
  • Statutory Interpretation and Legislation