Myriam Gilles
Vice Dean, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law


B.A., 1993, Harvard University
J.D., 1996, Yale Law School

Areas of Expertise

Civil Rights


Myriam Gilles specializes in class actions and aggregate litigation, and has written extensively on class action waivers in arbitration clauses. She also writes on structural reform litigation and tort law. Her articles have appeared in top law reviews, including Chicago, Columbia, Michigan, and Penn. Professor Gilles teaches Torts, Products Liability, Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation. In 2004, she was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School and in 2005-06, was a fellow in the Program of Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University.




The End of Doctrine:  The Effects of Private Arbitration on Public Law (work in progress);
Individualized Injunctions and No-Modification Terms:  Challenging “Anti-Reform” Provisions in Arbitration Clauses, __ U. Miami L. Rev. __ (symposium in honor of Judge Jack Weinstein) (forthcoming 2014);
Mandatory Arbitration and the Anti-Lawsuit Movement, Pound Civil Justice Institute, 2014 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges, July 2014;
Tribal Rituals of the MDL, 5 J. of Tort Law 173 (2014);
Operation Arbitration:  Privatizing Medical Malpractice Claims, 15 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 671 (2014);
Crowd-classing Individual Arbitrations in a Post-Class Action Era (with Anthony Sebok), Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, 63 DePaul L. Rev. 447 (2014).

Killing Them With Kindness:  Examining “Consumer-Friendly” Arbitration Clauses After AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 825 (2013);


After Class: Aggregate Litigation in the Wake of ATT v. Concepcion, 79 U. Chi. L. Rev. 623 (2012);