Jacob A. France Professor of Judicial ProcessPhone: (410) 706-7279
BA, 1967, Dartmouth College
JD, 1970, Harvard University
William Reynolds is the Jacob A. France Professor of Judicial Process. In 2011, he was voted Teacher of the Year by the Student Bar Association. In 2006, he won the National Award for Public Service from the National Child Support Enforcement Association.
Professor Reynolds has taught more than two dozen subjects. In recent years, he has taught Antitrust, Art Law, Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Conflict of Laws, European Union Law, International Business Transactions, and Professional Responsibility.
His scholarship has primarily been in the areas of appellate courts, conflict of laws, and, in recent years, electronic contracting. Professor Reynolds has written in many other fields as well, including antitrust, civil rights, constitutional law, family law, legal ethics, and legal history. He has written or co-authored five books: Judicial Process in a Nutshell, Understanding Conflict of Laws, Cases and Materials on Conflict of Laws, The Full Faith and Credit Clause, and Injustice on Appeal (forthcoming). Professor Reynolds has been published in many leading journals, including the Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Tulane law reviews, and The American journal of International Law and The Business Lawyer.
Following law school, Professor Reynolds served as a law clerk for Hon. Frank Kaufman (D. Md.); he joined the Maryland faculty in 1971. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Endowment, and the Maryland Bar Endowment. He is Of Counsel to DLA Piper LLP (US), and he has served as an expert witness in both domestic and international litigation concerning questions of antitrust, legal ethics, and aspects of Maryland law. Professor Reynolds often lectures on child support enforcement issues. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Law Institute.
Understanding Conflict of Laws (4th ed. forthcoming 2013) (with William M. Richman).
Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis (2012) (with William Richman). [Abstract]
The Full Faith and Credit Clause (2005) (with William Richman).
Cases and Materials on Conflict of Laws (1990 & 2d ed. 2003) (with others).
Judicial Process in a Nutshell (3d ed. 2002).
Understanding the Conflict of Laws (3d ed. 2002) (with William Richman).
The Continued Importance of the Maryland Declaration of Rights, in Sense of the People: Proceedings on the Maryland Constitution of 1867 (1990). [Full Text]
The New Territorialism in the Not-So-New Frontier of Cyberspace, 99 Cornell Law Review (forthcoming 2014) (with Juliet M. Moringiello). [Full Text]
The Supreme Court, CAFA, and Parens Patriae Actions: Will it be Principles or Biases?, 92 North Carolina Law Review Addendum 1 (2013) (with Donald G. Gifford). [Full Text]
From Lord Coke to Internet Privacy: The Past, Present, and Future of Electronic Contracting, 72 Maryland Law Review 452 (2013) (with Juliet M. Moringiello). [Full Text]
A Case Study in the Superiority of the Purposive Approach to Statutory Interpretation: Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, 64 South Carolina Law Review 221 (2012) (with Donald Gifford and Andrew M. Murad). [Full Text]
Back to the Future in Law Schools, 70 Maryland Law Review 451 (2011). [Full Text]
Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2009-2010, 66 Business Lawyer 175 (2010) (with Juliet Moringiello). [Full Text]
What's Software Got To Do With It? The ALI Principles of the Law of Software Contracting, 84 Tulane Law Review 1541 (2010) (with Juliet M. Moringiello). [Full Text]
Electronic Contracting Cases 2008-2009, 65 Business Lawyer 317 (2009) (with Juliet Moringiello). [Full Text]
Maryland and the Constitution of the United States: An Introductory Essay, 66 Maryland Law Review 923 (2007). [Full Text]
Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2006-2007, 63 Business Lawyer 219 (2007) (with Juliet M. Moringiello). [Full text]
Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2005-2006, 62 Business Lawyer 195 (2006) (with Juliet M. Moringiello). [Full Text]
Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Internet Contracting Cases 2004-2005, 61 Business Lawyer 433 (2005) (with Juliet M. Moringiello). [Full Text]
Foreword: The Legal History of the Great Sit-In Case of Bell v. Maryland, 61 Maryland Law Review 761 (2002). [Full Text]
Prologomenon to an Empirical Restatement of Conflicts, 75 Indiana Law Review 417 (2000) (with William Richman). [Full Text]
Robert Leflar, Legal Process, and Choice of Law, 52 Arkansas Law Review 123 (1999) (with William Richman). [Full Text]
What Happens When Parties Fail to Prove Foreign Law?, 48 Mercer Law Review 775 (1997). [Full Text]
Legal Process and Choice of Law, 56 Maryland Law Review 1371 (1997) [Full Text]
Rules, Sanctions, and Enforcement Under Section 301: At Odds With the WTO?, 90 American Journal of International Law 576 (1996) (with A. Lynne Puckett).
Elitism, Expediency, and the New Certiorari: Requiem for Equality, Justice, and the Learned Hand Tradition, 81 Cornell Law Review 273 (1996) (with William Richman). [Full Text]
Studying Deck Chairs on the Titanic, 81 Cornell Law Review 1290 (1996) (with William Richman). [Full Text]
Why Teach International Family Law in Conflicts, 28 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 411 (1995). [Full Text]
Legal Process and the Past of Antitrust, 48 S.M.U. Law Review 1811 (1995) (with Spencer Waller). [Full Text]
The Straight-Line Method of Determining Personal Jurisdiction, 44 Journal of Legal Education 130 (1994) (with John Brumbaugh). [Full Text]
The Iron Law of Full Faith and Credit, 53 Maryland Law Review 412 (1994). [Full Text]
A Practical Guide to Statutory Interpretation Today, 94 West Virginia Law Review 927 (1992).
The Proper Forum for a Suit: Transnational Forum Non Conveniens and Counter-Suit Injunctions in the Federal Courts, 70 Texas Law Review 1663 (1992). [Full Text]
A Half Century of the Maryland Law Review, 50 Maryland Law Review 247 (1991). [Full Text]
A Conflicts Overview, in Interstate Child Support Problems (M. Haynes & D. Dodson eds. 1990).
Luther Martin, Maryland, and the Constitution, 47 Maryland Law Review 291 (1988). [Full Text]
A Dissent on Joint Custody, 47 Maryland Law Review 497 (1988) (with Jana Singer). [Full Text]
Appellate Justice, Bureaucracy, and Scholarship, 21 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 623 (1988). [Full Text]
Publication in the Ohio Appellate Courts, 46 Ohio State Law Journal 243 (1985) (with William Richman).
Equal Divisions in The Supreme Court: History, Problems, and Proposals, 62 North Carolina Law Review 29 (1984) (with Gordon Young). [Full Text]
An Evaluation of Limited Publication in the United States Courts of Appeals: The Price of Reform, 48 University of Chicago Law Review 547 (1981) (with William Richman) (reprinted by the Federal Judicial Center). [Full Text]
Limited Publication in the Fourth and Sixth Circuits, 1979 Duke Law Journal 807 (with William Richman). [Full Text]
The Maryland Court of Appeals: Roles, Work, and Performance, (pts. 1-2) 37 Maryland Law Review 1 (1977), 38 Maryland Law Review 148 (1978).
The Non-Precedential Precedent - Limited Publication and No-Citation Rules in the United States Courts of Appeals, 78 Columbia Law Review 1167 (1978) (with William Richman). [Full Text]
A Practitioner's Guide to the Maryland Antitrust Act, 36 Maryland Law Review 323 (1976) (with James Wright). [Full Text]
Juridical Cripples: Plurality Opinions in the Supreme Court, 1974 Duke Law Journal 58 (with John Davis). [Full Text]
William Reynolds of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the Daily Record article, "List of nominees for Court of Special Appeals sits on O'Malley's desk."
Professor William Reynolds of the School of Law was quoted in the Daily Record article, "Justice delayed, year 3."