- Professor of Law and Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar, Stanford University School of Law
Amalia Kessler is Professor of Law and the Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar at Stanford University's School of Law. She also maintains a courtesy appointment with the Stanford University's Department of History. Previously, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Professor Kessler's research interests include the evolution of commercial law and civil procedure, litigation, comparative law, and legal history. Her recent book, A Revolution in Commerce: The Parisian Merchant Court and the Rise of Commercial Society in Eighteenth-Century France (Yale University Press, 2007), was the 2008 winner of the J. Russell Major Book Prize, given by the American Historical Association. She has also published articles in the Cornell Law Review, Journal of Legal Studies, and Theoretical Inquiries in Law, among others.