Tobias Wolff

Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Tobias Barrington Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Aspen, 3d ed 2009) and his recently published articles include Civil Rights Reform and the Body (Harvard Law & Policy Review), Redeeming the Missed Opportunities of Shady Grove (with Stephen Burbank) (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), and Federal Jurisdiction and Due Process in the Era of the Nationwide Class Action (University of Pennsylvania Law Review). Wolff has served as counsel or counsel for amici curiae in many civil rights cases seeking equal treatment under law for LGBT people. He won the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course in 2009.

Twitter – @PennLaw

Past Appearances

Knowledge @Wharton: May 24, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jean Galbraith (Professor of Law, Univ. of Pennsylvania), Garret Martin (Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University), Richard Booth (Martin G. McGuinn Chair in Business Law, Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University), Charles Grantham (Director, Center for Sport Management, Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University), Francesca Gino (Professor of Business Administration; Author of “Rebel Talent”, Harvard Business School), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), and Ken Shropshire (Wharton Professor Emeritus; CEO of the Global Sport Institute, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, May 24, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: July 27, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jesse Mez (Assistant Professor of Neurology; Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Clinical Core, Boston University), Richard Connolly (Director, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies; Associate Fellow of Russia and Eurasia Programme; Editor, Post-Communist Economies, University of Birmingham), Mary Agnes Carey (Partnerships Editor and Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News), Andrew Kuchins (Senior Fellow and Research Professor, Georgetown University), Rudra Sil (Professor of Political Science and the SAS Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business, Univeristy of Pennsylvania), Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health), and Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, July 27, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: February 24, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Macon Brock (Co-Founder; Chairman, Board of Directors; Author of “One Buck at a Time: An Insider’s Account of How Dollar Tree Remade American Retail”, Dollar Tree), Earl Swift (Residential Fellow, University Foundation of the Humanities; Author of “One Buck at a Time: An Insider’s Account of How Dollar Tree Remade American Retail”, University of Virginia), Thomas Schatz (Mary Gibbs Jones Centennial Chair, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication; Director, University of Texas Film Institute, University of Texas at Austin), Peter Hotez (Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Marc Tayer (Author of “Televisionaries”), and Arthur Leonard Caplan PhD (Director of the Division of Medical Ethics; former University of Pennsylvania Bioethicist, NYU Langone Medical Center) on the Friday, February 24, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, February 24, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: December 22, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Don Russell (Blogger, Joe Six Pack), J. Michael Bitzer (Provost and Professor of Political Science, Catawba College), Kelly Phillips Erb (Senior Editor, Forbes), Dorothy Gaiter (Senior Editor, The Grape Collective), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), and Ross Greenburg (Former President, HBO Sports) on the Thursday, December 22, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Doug Fine (Journalist), Kermit Roosevelt (Professor, Penn Law; Author of “Allegiance”, University of Pennsylvania), Jen Gefsky (Co-Founder, Apres), Nate Bradley (Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association), Nan Hunter (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Georgetown University), and Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, November 10, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: June 14, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by William Eggers (Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Mauro Guillen (Professor of International Management; Director, The University of Pennsylvania; Wharton’s The Lauder Institute), Denise Dahlhoff (Research Director, Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School), Robert Meyer (Professor, Co-Director of Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania), and Barbara Kahn (Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, June 14, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: May 17, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by David Rose (Founder and CEO, Gust), Grant Cardone (Motivational Speaker and Author), Rachael Bale (Reporter, Wildlife Watch), Maxine Eichner (Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law), Yevgeniy Feyman (Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Stephen Hunt (Radiologist, physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania), and Saurabh “Harry” Jha (Radiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, May 17, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: April 4, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Marshall Van Alstyne (Professor, Boston University), Renae Merle (Wall Street Reporter, Washington Post), Geoffrey Parker (Professor of Management, Tulane University), Timothy Werner (Assistant Professor of Business, Government & Society, University of Texas at Austin), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Shaun Harper (Executive Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education; Higher Education Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education), and Maurice Schweitzer (Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania) on the Monday, April 4, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: September 17, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by Arash Massoudi (Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, Financial Times), Andy Challenger (Vice President, Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc.), Dan Buettener (Longevity coach and explorer, National Geographic fellow and author of several books including the recent “The Blue Zone Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People”), Rajesh Jain (Founder; Managing Director, Netcore Solutions (Mumbai-based)), Atanu Dey (Economist and Electrical Engineer), Douglas Laycock (Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Mukul Pandya (Executive Director and Editor-in-chief, Knowledge@Wharton), Stephen Hunt (Radiologist, physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania), and Saurabh “Harry” Jha (Radiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, September 17, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Knowledge @Wharton: June 26, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by Frances Jensen (Professor of Neurology and Chair of Neurology Department; Author of “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults”, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), Samara Anderson (Business Strategist, redpepper), Theodore Ruger (Deputy Dean; Dean-designate, University of Pennsylvania – Law School), Stephen Witt (Author of “How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy”), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Steve Sherretta (Senior Managing Editor, Knowledge@Wharton Custom Content), and Steve Guglielmi (Editorial Director, Knowledge@Wharton) on the Friday, June 26, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

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Tobias Barrington Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Aspen, 3d ed 2009) and his recently published articles include CivilRead More

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