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About Bernadette Bollas Genetin

Professor Bernadette Bollas Genetin is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law where she teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, and Complex Litigation. A past Chair and current Executive Committee member of the AALS Section on Litigation, Professor Genetin writes in the area of federal rulemaking, concentrating on the intersection of federal procedural rules and congressional statutes and on the separation of powers and federalism issues that may result when federal rules and statutes conflict. Professor Genetin has recently turned her focus to the interplay between the federal e-discovery rules and state e-discovery. Professor Genetin received her B.A. degree, with highest honors, from The University of Notre Dame, where she was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Professor Genetin received her law degree, with highest honors, from The Ohio State University College of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Law Journal and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty, Professor Genetin clerked in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked in private practice as an associate attorney and as a partner for law firms in Columbus, Ohio and Canton, Ohio.


Present Associate Professor of Law, The University of Akron

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests


  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Law and Literature

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