Professor A. Benjamin Spencer joined Washington and Lee in 2008. One of the
nation's rising stars in the field of civil procedure and federal jurisdiction,
Professor Spencer has in a relatively short time built an impressive scholarly record by
publishing in some of the most prestigious national law reviews and has developed a
reputation among students as an excellent classroom teacher. 

Professor Spencer recently was appointed to the West Publishing Company Law School
Advisory Board, and in 2007 he was awarded the Virginia State Council of Higher Education
“Rising Star” award, given to the most promising junior faculty member among all academic
fields at all colleges and universities in Virginia. Professor Spencer was the first law
professor to receive this award. 

Articles & Other Publications


The Law School Critique in Historical Perspective, Washington and Lee Law Review (2012)


Iqbal and the Slide Toward Restrictive Procedure, Lewis & Clark Law Review (2010)


Book Chapters


Mistretta v. United States, Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)


Obtaining Mareva-type Provisional Relief in New York State and Fedearl Courts (with Jonathan Greenblatt), Gee on Commercial Injunctions (2004)

Academic Conferences, Workshops & Presentations

Twombly, Iqbal, and the Future of Pleading, Panelist, UCLA Law Review Symposium (2013)
Access to Justice: What Process is Due?, Panelist, Appellate Judges Education Institute 2012 Summitt (2012)
Who Are We, Where Are We Going, and How Do We Get There?, Panelist, Inaugural National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law (2012)
Heightened Commonality, Presenter, Third Annual John Mercer Langston Writing Workshop (2012)
How are Law Schools Addressing Major Changes in the Practice of Law and Accrediting Standards for Legal Education?, Panelist, 20th Anniversary Conclave on the Education of Lawyers (2012)