- B.A. Yale University, 1979
- J.D. UCLA, 1984
Paul Hayden teaches Remedies at UCLA School of Law. He is currently Thomas V. Girardi Professor of Consumer Protection Law at Loyola Law School, where he has been on the faculty since 1995. He was previously Interim Dean at Loyola Law School from 2015-2016.
Prior to his tenure at Loyola, Hayden taught at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, where he was granted tenure. While at I.U., Hayden was twice selected for the “Professor of the Year” award, given by students to the most outstanding teacher on the faculty.
Hayden has also worked as a litigation associate in the downtown Los Angeles office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, as well as in the Westwood firm of Boren, Sloan & Rosen.
Hayden earned in B.A. cum laude with distinction from Yale University, and his J.D. Order of the Coif from UCLA School of Law where he was Review Editor for Federal Communications Law Journal. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable J. Spencer Letts of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Hayden has authored or co-authored a four-volume torts treatise, The Law of Torts; a one-volume Hornbook on Torts; several editions of four different casebooks in torts and legal ethics; and a variety of law review articles. His work is widely cited in law reviews and legal opinions; since its publication in 2011, the Law of Torts treatise has been cited three times by the U.S. Supreme Court, by every federal circuit, and by 35 state supreme courts.
Hayden was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1998. In 2019, he was appointed to the California Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions for a two-year term.