Professor Steven S. Gensler teaches courses on civil procedure, conflict of laws,
federal courts, complex litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. He joined the OU
law faculty in 2000 after serving two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the
University of Illinois College of Law. During 2003-04, Professor Gensler was the Supreme
Court Fellow at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. 

From 2005 to 2001, Professor Gensler served as a member of the United States Judicial
Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. He currently serves as a member of the
Local Civil Rules Committee for the Western District of Oklahoma and as the Vice Chair of
the Oklahoma Bar Association's Civil Procedure Committee. 

Professor Gensler is the author of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rules and Commentary
(West) and a variety of articles on federal and Oklahoma practice and procedure.His
recent scholarship has focused on the rulemaking process, electronic discovery, and case

Professor Gensler began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Deannell Reece
Tacha on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1992-93) and to the
Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil on the United States District Court for the District of
Kansas (1993-94). He then worked as a litigation associate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for
four years, most recently with Michael, Best & Friedrich, LLP. 

Professor Gensler was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1994 and is a member of the
American Bar Association and the Wisconsin Bar Association. He was elected to membership
in the American Law Institute in 2006. 


Sealed Settlement Agreements in Federal District Court (with Robert T. Reagan, Shannon R. Wheatman, Marie Leary, Natacha Blain, George Cort, and Dean Miletich) (2004)



Ed Cooper, Rule 56, and Charles E. Clark's Fountain of Youth, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2013)


The Reappearing Judge (with Lee H. Rosenthal), University of Kansas Law Review (2013)


Managing Summary Judgment (with Lee H. Rosenthal), Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2012)


Special Rules for Social Media Discovery?, Arkansas Law Review (2012)