Alexander Arnold

Assistant Professor of Law

Alexander Arnold is an Assistant Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, where he teaches courses on civil procedure, federal courts, and legal history. His research focuses on the history of civil procedure, evidence, and law and economics. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA Law, he clerked for Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York and worked in trial and appellate litigation at a firm in New York City. He also previously held positions as a fellow at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Center for the Administration of Criminal Law.

Arnold holds a J.D. from NYU Law, where he was a Furman Academic Scholar and Lederman Fellow, a Ph.D. in intellectual history from NYU’s Department of History & Institute of French Studies, and a B.A. in intellectual history from NYU’s College of Arts & Science. Arnold is a recipient of NYU Law’s Vanderbilt Medal and Law & Economics Prize and has received fellowships from institutions including the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the History of Science Society, and the Remarque Institute.

Arnold’s writing has appeared in publications including the Law and History Review, Modern and Contemporary France, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.