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Jonathan T. Molot

Professor of Law

B.A., Yale; J.D., Harvard

Areas of Expertise:

Administrative Law, Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, Complex Litigation, Courts and Judges

Professor Molot writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation, administrative law, statutory interpretation, federal courts, corporate finance, and insurance law. His...

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Professor Molot writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation, administrative law, statutory interpretation, federal courts, corporate finance, and insurance law. His articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review. Before entering law teaching, Professor Molot clerked for Justice Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court and practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, and at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review and won the Sears Prize (awarded to two students with highest GPAs in a class of more than 500). Professor Molot was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2007.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jonathan T. Molot, The Feasibility of Litigation Markets, 89 Ind. L.J. 171-194 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, What's Wrong with Law Firms? A Corporate Finance Solution to Law Firm Short-Termism, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1-43 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Litigation Finance: A Market Solution to a Procedural Problem, 99 Geo. L.J. 65-115 (2010).    [W] [WWW]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, A Market in Litigation Risk, 76 U. Chi. L. Rev. 367-440 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Ambivalence About Formalism, 93 Va. L. Rev. 1-57 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jonathan T. Molot, The Feasibility of Litigation Markets, 89 Ind. L.J. 171-194 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, What's Wrong with Law Firms? A Corporate Finance Solution to Law Firm Short-Termism, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1-43 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Litigation Finance: A Market Solution to a Procedural Problem, 99 Geo. L.J. 65-115 (2010).    [W] [WWW]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, A Market in Litigation Risk, 76 U. Chi. L. Rev. 367-440 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Ambivalence About Formalism, 93 Va. L. Rev. 1-57 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Exchange: The Rise and Fall of Textualism, 106 Colum. L. Rev. 1-69 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Principled Minimalism: Restriking the Balance Between Judicial Minimalism and Neutral Principles, 90 Va. L. Rev. 1753-1847 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, An Old Judicial Role for a New Litigation Era, 113 Yale L.J. 27-118 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, Reexamining Marbury in the Administrative State: A Structural and Institutional Defense of Judicial Power over Statutory Interpretation, 96 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1239-1337 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Jonathan T. Molot, The Judicial Perspective in the Administrative State: Reconciling Modern Doctrines of Deference With the Judiciary's Structural Role, 53 Stan. L. Rev. 1-110 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
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In the News

"Burford Purchases Gerchen Keller for $160M," coverage by Bloomberg Big Law Business, December 14, 2016, mentioning Professor Jon Molot. For more on this story, see The Global Legal Post.

"Spain/Portugal: External Investment In Law Firms Can Make Them More Innovative," a piece by Professor Jonathan T. Molot, in Mondaq, November 7, 2016.

"Pretty soon there's going to be investment banking for law firms," an opinion piece by Professor Jonathan Molot, in Business Insider, May 17, 2016.

"Should You Be Allowed to Invest in a Lawsuit?," coverage in The New York Times Magazine, October 22, 2015, quoting Professor Jonathan Molot.

"Litigation Finance Comes to Bankruptcy," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2015, quoting Professor Jonathan Molot.

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"Burford Purchases Gerchen Keller for $160M," coverage by Bloomberg Big Law Business, December 14, 2016, mentioning Professor Jon Molot. For more on this story, see The Global Legal Post.

"Spain/Portugal: External Investment In Law Firms Can Make Them More Innovative," a piece by Professor Jonathan T. Molot, in Mondaq, November 7, 2016.

"Pretty soon there's going to be investment banking for law firms," an opinion piece by Professor Jonathan Molot, in Business Insider, May 17, 2016.

"Should You Be Allowed to Invest in a Lawsuit?," coverage in The New York Times Magazine, October 22, 2015, quoting Professor Jonathan Molot.

"Litigation Finance Comes to Bankruptcy," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2015, quoting Professor Jonathan Molot.

Lawyers and the Ick Factor,” coverage by the New Yorker, July 9, 2015, quoting from a Georgetown Law Journal article authored by Professor Jonathan T. Molot.

Dewey Trial Points to Clash of Big Law and Securities Markets,” coverage by Bloomberg BNA, July 7, 2015, mentioning a law review article by Professor Jonathan Molot.

It’s time for law firms to go public – and end the archaic partnership model,” an opinion piece by Professor Jonathan T. Molot appearing in City A.M., June 5, 2015.

"Q&A with litigation financier Chris Bogart," New York Business Journal, February 27, 2015, mentioning Professor Jonathan Molot.

"Slater & Gordon Expands Amid New Push for Publicly Traded Firms," coverage in The American Lawyer, February 18, 2015, featuring Professor Jonathan Molot.

"A Call for Law Firms to Go Public," coverage in The New York Times DealBook, February 18, 2015, quoting Professor Jonathan Molot.

"A law firm IPO? Not so fast," coverage in The Washington Post, February 16, 2015, featuring Professor Jonathan Molot.

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