Austen Parrish was appointed dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law effective January 1, 2014. Before his appointment, he had been serving as interim dean and CEO of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. From 2008 to 2012 he was the school's vice dean, with responsibility for its overall academic program.
Parrish is a well-known and widely published scholar in transnational law and the use of domestic law institutions to address global changes. In his recent publications, he has focused on critiquing the use of extraterritorial domestic laws and the role that national courts play in solving global challenges. His experience as both scholar and administrator fits closely with Indiana Law’s focus on finding innovative ways to prepare students for the challenges of the global legal profession.
Parrish has taught a variety of courses throughout his career, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, International Environmental Law, and Public International Law. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles that have been published in leading law reviews and is the co-author of two books, Effective Lawyering: A Checklist Approach to Legal Writing, widely used by lawyers and law firms, and Hard-Nosed Advice From a Cranky Law Professor, a popular guide for new law students.
HARD-NOSED ADVICE FROM A CRANKY LAW PROFESSOR: HOW TO SUCCEED IN LAW SCHOOL (with Cristina Knolton) (2010)
EFFECTIVE LAWYERING: A CHECKLIST APPROACH TO LEGAL WRITING AND ORAL ARGUMENT (with Dennis Yokoyama) (1st ed., 2007) (2d ed., 2012)
Evading Legislative Jurisdiction, 87 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1673 (2012)
Rehabilitating Territoriality in Human Rights, 32 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 1099 (2011) (lead article)
Duplicative Foreign Litigation, 78 GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW 237 (2010) (lead article)
Reclaiming International Law from Extraterritoriality, 93 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 815 (2009) (lead article)
The Effects Test: Extraterritoriality’s Fifth Business 61 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 1455 (2008)
Litigating Canada-U.S. Transboundary Harm: International Environmental Lawmaking and the Threat of Extraterritorial Reciprocity (co-authored w/ Shi Ling Hsu), 48 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 1 (2007) (lead article)
Storm in a Teacup: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Use of Foreign Law, 2007 ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW 637 (2007)
Sovereignty, Not Due Process: Personal Jurisdiction Over Nonresident, Alien Defendants, 41 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 1 (2006) (lead article)
Trail Smelter Déjà Vu: Extraterritoriality, International Environmental Law and the Search for Solutions to Canadian-U.S. Transboundary Water Pollution Disputes, 85 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 363 (2005) (lead article)Avoiding the Mistakes of Terrell R.: The Undoing of the California Tort Claims Act and the Move to Absolute Governmental Immunity in Foster Care Placement and Supervision, 15 STANFORD LAW & POLICY REVIEW 267 (2004)