Laura Dooley
Laura Dooley

Laura Dooley is a Professor of Law at Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She has been teaching about the civil justice system for almost thirty years, after clerking for Judge Pasco Bowman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and teaching as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago. She has published widely in top-tier law reviews, including the flagship journals at NYU, Vanderbilt, Cornell, and Illinois among others. Her work has been cited by both federal courts and the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal and Vice News. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Arkansas and Coif graduate of Washington University School of Law.

Columns by Laura Dooley
Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.: Of Corporate Registration Statutes and Personal Jurisdiction

Touro Law professors Laura Dooley and Rodger Citron discuss a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of a state statute authorizing the exercise of general personal jurisdiction over corporations registered to do business in the state. Professors Dooley and Citron argue that the Court will almost certainly declare the state statute violates the due process rights of the defendant corporation, and they explore why that outcome is such a foregone conclusion.

Here We Go Again: The Supreme Court Considers Whether to Further Narrow the Law of Personal Jurisdiction

Laura Dooley and Rodger D. Citron—both law professors at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center—comment on two consolidated cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that present questions of the exercise of personal jurisdiction. Dooley and Citron summarize the facts and procedural history of each case, analyze the issues raised by the defendant, and consider how the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might affect the Court’s decision.