Professor Don Doernberg joined the Pace Law School faculty in 1979, and teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Criminal Procedure, and Federal Courts. He is the author of several books, including Sovereign Immunity or the Rule of Law: The New Federalism’s Choice; Federal Courts, Federalism and Separation of Powers; and the casebook Federal Courts, Federalism and Separation of Powers. He has written extensively concerning the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts, the law of standing, and the propriety of the federal courts creating common law.
He has chaired the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Federal Courts, and continues to serve as Secretary of the Section. Before entering law teaching, Professor Doernberg taught seriously disturbed children for a year and practiced law for ten years, first in private practice and then as Director of Special Litigation for the Criminal Defense Division of Legal Aid Society in New York City.
Areas of expertise: federal courts, official immunities, sovereign immunity