Rick  Swedloff

Rick Swedloff

Associate Professor of Law

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Law Office: E409
V: (856) 225-2961
F: (856) 225-6516

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Professor Swedloff teaches courses on civil procedure, remedies, and law and economics. His interests include liability insurance, the litigation system, and the legal profession. Professor Swedloff's recent scholarship has focused on the role of insurance as a regulator of the legal profession and a gatekeeper to the liability system.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, he practiced as a litigation associate with Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, where he specialized in complex commercial, tort, and insurance cases. He also served as a Freedman Fellow at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he taught Civil Procedure and Legal Research & Writing. After law school, Professor Swedloff served as a clerk for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Roderick R. McKelvie of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Curriculum vitae 


Liability Insurer Data as a Window on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, ___ U.C. Irvine L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015) (with Tom Baker)

Risk Classification’s Big Data (R)evolution, 21 Conn. Ins. L. Rev. 339 (2014) 

The Trouble With Happiness, 86 Temp. L. Rev. 763 (2014)

Regulating by Liability Insurance:  From Auto to Lawyers Professional Liability, 60 UCLA L. Rev. 1412 (2013) (with Tom Baker)

Uncompensated Torts, 28 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 721 (2012)

Tort Damages and the New Science of Happiness, 85 Ind. L.J. 553 (2010) (with Peter Huang)

Accounting for Happiness in Civil Settlements, 108 Colum. L. Rev. Sidenote 39 (2008)

Can't Settle, Can't Sue: How Congress Stole Tort Remedies From Medicare Beneficiaries, 41 Akron L. Rev. 557 (2008)

Authentic Happiness & Meaning at Law Firms, 58 Syracuse L. Rev. 335 (2008) (with Peter Huang)

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