William B. Rubenstein

Sidley Austin Professor of Law

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Bibliography


Books


Rubenstein, William B., Carlos Ball, Jane Schachter & Douglas NeJaime. Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation Law (West 5th ed. 2014).
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Rubenstein, William B. Newberg on Class Actions (Thomson Reuters 5th ed. 2013).
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Rubenstein, William B. The Rights of People Who are HIV Positive: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of People Living with HIV Disease and Aids (ACLU Handbook) (Southern Illinois University Press 1st ed. 1996).
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Rubenstein, William B. Lesbians, Gay Men, and The Law (The New Press 1st ed. 1993).
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Rubenstein, William B. & Nan D. Hunter. AIDS Agenda: Emerging Issues in Civil Rights (The New Press 1st ed. 1992).
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Shorter Works in Collection


Rubenstein, William B. & Nicholas M. Pace. "Shedding Light on Outcomes in Class Actions" in Confidentiality, Transparency, and the U.S. Civil Justice System 20 (Joseph W. Doherty, Robert T. Reville & Laura Zakaras eds., Oxford University Press, 2012).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Lesbians, Gay Men and the Law" in The Lives of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Developmental, Clinical, and Cultural Issues (1995).

Rubenstein, William B. "Since When is the Fourteenth Amendment Our Route to Equality?: Some Reflections on the Construction of the "Hate Speech" Debate From a Lesbian/Gay Perspective" in Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Anthony P. Griffin, Donald E. Lively, Robert C. Post & Nadine Strossen, NYU Press, 1994).

Rubenstein, William B. & Louis Lavin. "The HIV Epidemic in Puerto Rico" in AIDS Agenda: Emerging Issues in Civil Rights (Nan D. Hunter, The New Press, 1992).


Articles in a Periodical


Rubenstein, William B. & Morris A. Ratner. "Profit for Costs," 63 DePaul Law Review 587 (2014).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Procedure and Society: An Essay for Steve Yeazell," 61 UCLA Law Review Discourse 136 (2013).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Supreme Court Round-Up - Part I," 5 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 263 (2011).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Class Action Fee Award Procedures," 5 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 3 (2011).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Supreme Court Round-Up," 4 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 251 (2010).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Contingent Fees for Representing the Government: Developments in California Law," 4 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 335 (2010).
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Rubenstein, William B. "SCOTUS Okays Performance Enhancements in Federal Fee Shifting Cases - At Least in Principle," 4 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 135 (2010).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Puzzling Persistence of the "Mega-Fund" Concept," 4 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 39 (2010).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Supreme Court Round-Up," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 259 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "2009: Class Action Fee Awards Go Out With A Bang, Not A Whimper," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 483 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Privatizing Government Litigation: Do Campaign Contributors Have an Inside Track?" 3 Class Action Fee Digest 407 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Supreme Court Preview," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 307 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "What We Now Know About How Lead Plaintiffs Select Lead Counsel (And Hence Who Gets Attorneys Fees!) in Securities Cases," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 219 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Beware of Ex Ante Incentive Award Agreements," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 175 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "On What a "Common Benefit Fee" Is, Is Not, and Should Be," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 87 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "2009: Emerging Issues in Class Action Fee Awards," 3 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 3 (2009).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Why Are Fee Reductions Always 50%?: On the Imprecision of Sanctions for Imprecise Fee Submissions," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 295 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Supreme Court Round-Up," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 257 (2008).

Rubenstein, William B. "Class Action Practice Today: An Overview," ABA Section of Litigation, Class Actions Today, 2008, at 4.
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Largest Fee Award - Ever!," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 337 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "2008: The Year in Class Action Fee Awards," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 465 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Fee-Shifting for Wrongful Removals: A Developing Trend," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 177 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "You Cut, I Choose: (Two Recent Decisions About) Allocating Fees Among Class Counsel," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 137 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Why the Percentage Method?" 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 93 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Reasonable Rates: Time to Reload the (Laffey) Matrix," 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 47 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The "Lodestar Percentage:" A New Concept for Fee Decisions?" 2 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 3 (2008).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Supreme Court Round-Up," 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 201 (2008).

Rubenstein, William B. "Percentage of What?" 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 63 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Finality in Class Action Litigation: Lessons From Habeas," 82 New York University Law Review 791 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The American Law Institute's New Approach to Class Action Objectors' Attorneys Fees," 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 347 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The American Law Institute's New Approach to Class Action Attorneys Fees," 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 307 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Lawyers Got More Than the Class Did!: Is It Necessarily Problematic When Attorneys Fees Exceed Class Compensation?" 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 233 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "On the Difference Between Winning and Getting Fees," 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 163 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Divvying Up the Pot: Who Divides Aggregate Fee Awards, How, and How Publicly?" 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 127 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "On Plaintiff Incentive Payments," 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 95 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Lodestar v. Percentage: The Partial Success Wrinkle," 1 Class Action Attorney Fee Digest 31 (2007).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Why Enable Litigation?: A Positive Externalities Theory of the Small Claims Class Action," 74:3 University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review 709 (2006).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Fairness Hearing: Adversarial and Regulatory Approaches," 53 UCLA Law Review 1435 (2006).
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Rubenstein, William B. "On What a "Private Attorney General" Is - And Why It Matters," 57 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 2129 (2004).
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Rubenstein, William B. "My Harvard Law School," 39 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 317 (2004).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Real Story of U.S. Hate Crimes Statistics: An Empirical Analysis," 78 Tulane Law Review 1213 (2004).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Concept of Equality in Civil Procedure," 23 Cardozo Law Review 1865 (2002).
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Rubenstein, William B. "A Transactional Model of Adjudication," 89 Georgetown Law Journal 371 (2001).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Do Gay Rights Laws Matter?: An Empirical Analysis," 75 Southern California Law Review 65 (2001).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Divided We Propagate," 10 U.C.L.A. Women's L.J. 143 (2000).
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Rubenstein, William B. "The Myth of Superiority," 16 Constitutional Commentary 599 (1999).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Queer Studies II: Some Reflections on the Study of Sexual Orientation Bias by the Legal Profession," 8 U.C.L.A. Women's L.J. 307 (1998).
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Rubenstein, William B. "In Community Begins Responsibilities: Obligations At the Gay Bar," 48 Hastings L. J. 1101 (1998).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Divided We Litigate: Addressing Disputes Among Clients and Lawyers in Civil Rights Campaigns," 106 Yale Law Journal 1623 (1997).
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Rubenstein, William B. "We Are Family: A Reflection on the Search for Legal Recognition of Lesbian and Gay Relationships," 8 Journal of Law & Politics 89 (1991).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Challenging the Military's Antilesbian and Antigay Policy, (Reviewing Allan Berube, COMING OUT UNDER FIRE: THE HISTORY OF GAY MEN AND WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II)," 1 Law & Sexuality: Rev. Lesbian & Gay Legal Issues 239 (1991) (book review).
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Rubenstein, William B. "Law and Empowerment: The Idea Of Order In The Time Of Aids (reviewing AIDS and the LAW: A GUIDE for the PUBLIC, Harlon L. Dalton and Scott Burris, eds.)," 98 Yale L.J. 975 (1989) (reviewing Harlon L. Dalton & Scott Burris eds., Yale University Press, Aids and the Law: A Guide for the Public (1987)).
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Prefaces or Epilogues


Rubenstein, William B. "Forward to MALE ON MALE RAPE: The Hidden Toll of Stigma and Shame" to Male on Male Rape: The Hidden Toll of Stigma and Shame (Michael Scarce, Insight Books, 1997).
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Miscellaneous Publications


Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation Professors' Amicus Brief in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion
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Understanding the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
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Representative Publications

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