Richard D. Freer is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. At the start of his career, he clerked for a federal district judge and a federal appellate judge before litigating with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. Graduating classes at Emory Law have named him Most Outstanding Professor nine times and the Black Law Students Association has named him Professor of the Year five times. He is a recipient of the university’s highest teaching award as well as the university’s Scholar/Teacher Award. He has served as visiting professor at George Washington University, Central European University in Budapest, and the University of Warsaw.
Professor Freer is author or co-author of seventeen books. He is the only person to serve as contributing author to both of the standard multivolume treatises on federal jurisdiction and practice: Moore’s Federal Practice and Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure. His articles have appeared in leading journals, including NYU Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and the Texas Law Review. He is a life member of the American Law Institute and an academic fellow of the Pound Institute for Justice. He is a national bar review lecturer on Civil Procedure and Corporations, and lectures annually to tens of thousands of bar candidates and law students. In 2017 he was elected to the UC San Diego Athletics Advisory Board.
Professor Richard Freer discusses his career and passion for helping students reach their potential.
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