James Steiner-Dillon

James Steiner-Dillon

Title: Associate Professor of Law
Office: Room 229 C. Blake McDowell Law Building
Phone: 330-972-4380
Email: jsteinerdillon@uakron.edu


James Steiner-Dillon joined the Akron Law faculty in 2023 as an associate professor of law. Previously he was an associate professor at the University of Dayton School of Law. Prior to that appointment in 2018, he was an associate in law at Columbia Law School, where he taught legal research and writing. He previously taught Civil Procedure as an adjunct professor at the University of California College of the Law (formerly UC Hastings).

After graduating from New York University School of Law in 2003 with a Juris Doctor degree, Steiner-Dillon practiced litigation in the New York City offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, focusing on securities litigation, white collar defense, antitrust and bankruptcy. He also clerked for the Honorable I. Leo Glasser, senior U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York.

In addition to his law degree, Steiner-Dillon holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from New York University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from West Virginia University.

Steiner-Dillon’s scholarship focuses broadly on the construction of legal knowledge, with particular emphasis on courts’ engagement with scientific expertise. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Utah Law Review, Albany Law Review, Indiana Law Review, the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the St. Louis University Law Journal and the West Virginia Law Review. His work has been featured on the podcasts Ipse Dixit and Excited Utterance.