Alexi Pfeffer-Gillett

Visiting Assistant Professor



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Professor Pfeffer-Gillett joined the University of Maryland Carey School of Law in Fall 2021 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He previously clerked for Judge Mary M. Schroeder on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, a plaintiff-side securities firm in San Diego.

Professor Pfeffer-Gillett is interested in the legal contours and practical implications of everyday employment and consumer contracts, particularly in the "gig economy" and technology sectors. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Duke Law & Technology Review, and the California Law Review.

Professor Pfeffer-Gillett earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he received the Thelen Marrin Prize for Law Journal Writing and served as Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review. He also holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in public policy from Brown University.


Unfair by Default: Arbitration's Reverse Default Judgment Problem, 171 University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2023). Read Full Text.

Civil Disobedience in the Face of Texas's Abortion Ban, 106 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 203 (2021). Read Full Text.

Peeling Back the Student Privacy Pledge, 16 Duke Law & Technology Review 100 (2018). Read Full Text.

Note, When "Disruption" Collides with Accountability: Holding Ridesharing Companies Liable for Acts of Their Drivers, 104 California Law Review 233 (2016). Read Full Text.