Jaime L. Dodge

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Dartmouth College
M.D.R., Pepperdine University
J.D., Harvard University


Dispute Resolution & Systems Design
Complex Litigation

Biographical Information

Jaime L. Dodge joined Georgia Law in 2011 as an assistant professor teaching Complex Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Dispute Resolution and Systems Design.

Dodge's scholarship focuses on how the structure of procedural regimes, from aggregate litigation to alternative dispute resolution models, affects the exercise of rights and enforcement of substantive law. Her research also explores new sources of litigation, with an emphasis on the growing use of non-Article III tribunals by both private and public actors. Dodge's work has been published in the Virginia Law Review and the Harvard Law Review.

Prior to coming to UGA, Dodge served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, where she taught Cross-Border Class Actions and the Aggregate Dispute Resolution: Public and Private Process Design Seminar. She has also served as an International Visiting Assistant Professor at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, where she taught Cross-Border Financial Services Litigation and Aggregate Litigation as well as lectured on the emerging role of tribunals. Dodge currently serves as the co-reporter for the ABA's Working Group on White Collar Crime, Asset Forfeiture, and Business Bankruptcy.  

Before teaching, Dodge practiced law for a number of years with Paul Hastings and later Gibson Dunn, where she represented clients at all phases of the litigation process. Dodge specialized in class action appeals and participated in successful challenges to two of the largest employment classes ever certified. A past Fellow at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, she has also utilized her dispute resolution skills with local, state, national and international organizations, including as a mediator and arbitrator.

Dodge frequently serves as a trainer or consultant on dispute resolution systems design and implementation. She is currently serving as an adviser to a working group aiding an emerging democracy in establishing new dispute resolution systems. She has been featured in articles on employment law, bankruptcy and complex litigation by a variety of media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN and National Public Radio.

Dodge holds a B.A. in Psychology and International Development from Dartmouth College and a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. Dodge earned her J.D. from Harvard, where she served as the Supreme Court chair of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Dodge also serves on the Board of Directors of Random Acts, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and performing acts of kindness around the world.


Publications & Activities


Disaggregative Mechanisms: The New Frontier of Mass-Claims Actions, Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2014).

The Limits of Procedural Private Ordering, 97 Va. L. Rev. 724 (2011).

Jurisdiction in Bankruptcy Proceedings: A Test Case for Implied Repeal of the Federal Arbitration Act, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 2296 (2004).


Collective Adjudication of Financial Services and Other Cross-Border Mass Injury Cases, 1 Eur. J. Consumer L. 141 (2010) (with David Rosenberg).




Jaime Dodge

Contact Information

University of Georgia
School of Law
313 Hirsch Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-5237
Fax: (706) 542-5556
Email: jdodge@uga.edu

Administrative Support

Tina Whitehair
Phone: (706) 542-5185
Email: tinaw@uga.edu

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