Matthew I. Hall

Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Johns Hopkins University
J.D., University of Michigan


Civil Procedure
The Law and Ethics of Lawyering
Federal Courts
Real Estate Transactions
Trusts and Estates

Biographical Information: 

Matthew I. Hall joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 2009.

His research interests are in the area of federal jurisdiction and civil procedure, with a focus on the Article III jurisdiction of federal courts. His work has been published by the law reviews at Fordham, George Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, Stanford, UCLA and Washington University.

Before entering academia, Hall served as a judicial clerk for Judge David F. Levi of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and for Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also practiced law for five years in San Francisco, specializing in complex commercial and appellate litigation. In 2006, Hall left private practice to work for the chairman of the federal judiciary’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. In this capacity, Hall assisted in the judiciary's ongoing project to revise and improve the procedural rules that govern litigation in federal courts. Hall then served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Law and as a visiting assistant professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Hall earned his B.A. in history, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he served as articles editor of the Michigan Law Review.