Prior to coming to coming to Villanova Law, Professor Ouziel was an federal
prosecutor for eight years -- from 2008 to 2012, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and from 2005 to 2008, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office
for the Southern District of New York. She investigated and prosecuted a wide range of
criminal matters, including financial frauds, national security offenses, narcotics,
violent gangs, and corruption. From 2002 to 2004, Professor Ouziel was an associate at
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, where she focused on
complex commercial civil litigation and securities fraud litigation. She received her BA
in history from Harvard University and her JD from Columbia University School of Law,
where she was the Writing and Research Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent
Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, she clerked
for Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York. 

Sovereign Immunity

Waiving States' Sovereign Immunity from Suit in Their Own Courts: Purchased Waiver and the Clear Statement Rule, Columbia Law Review (1999)

In recent years, the Supreme Court has expanded the Eleventh Amendment concept of state sovereign...