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Ray Campbell

Professor of Law

“Driven by forces as diverse as globalization and technological progress, the realm of legal services is going through profound and irreversible change. My research examines what these changes will mean for consumers, for practicing lawyers and for legal education. I try to share the implications of these changes with our students, who will live and practice in legal settings far different than any known before. My goal is to help make our students ready to be leaders in this new world.”

  • Ray Campbell is a scholar of civil procedure and professional responsibility. His current research concentrates on the intersection of law and commerce, with a special focus on the changing nature of the legal services marketplace in light of technological and economic innovations. Before embarking on his career in academia, Professor Campbell served as law clerk to U.S. Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States Supreme Court, as a law clerk to Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as a prominent litigation partner in the multinational law firms of Kirkland & Ellis and Jenner & Block, and as Chairman and CEO of, Inc. a leading Internet resource for musicians. Professor Campbell received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia.

    Professor Campbell regularly is invited to make presentations on topics related to changes in the legal profession, including, most recently, at the International Legal Ethics Conference in London, which included a separate presentation to the British Legal Services Board, and the Law and Society conference. He also teaches in the Law Without Walls program, a global multidisciplinary consortium of law and business professionals. In September 2014, Professor Campbell was invited to be a guest blogger on an international law faculty web site visited by thousands of legal scholars daily.

    • Civil Procedure

    • Law and Innovation

    • Cross-cultural Negotiations

  • Publications

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, Teaching U.S. Civil Procedure to Non-U.S. Students: Educating Students for a World of Legal Pluralism, forthcoming in Journal of Legal Education

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, Personal Jurisdiction and National Sovereignty, 77 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 97 (2020)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, Artificial Intelligence in the Courtroom: The Delivery of Justice in the Age of Machine Learning, 18 Colo. Tech. L. J. 323 (2020)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell and Ellen Claar Campbell, The Evidence Discovery System in American Civil Litigation, China Review Of Administration of Justice, Volume 3, 2020 (July 2020). Zhang Fengming, Shen Lu, & Cao Qian Translators 美国民事诉讼之证据开示制度 [ 美 ] 雷·沃西·坎贝尔 埃伦·克莱尔·坎贝尔 * 张凤鸣 沈 橦 曹 潜 译 ** Available at:

    • Ray Worthy Campbell and Ellen Claar Campbell, Clash of Systems: Discovery in U.S. Litigation Involving Chinese Defendants, 4 Peking U. Transnat’l L. Rev. 129 (2016).

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, All About the Information Substructure (book review of Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, The Future of Professions) (At

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, The Digital Future of the Oldest Information Profession, book chapter for Handbook of Research on Digital Transformations, F. Xavier Olleros and Majlinda Zhegu, ed. (Edward Elgar)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, A Comparative Look at Lawyer Professionalism: Contrasting Search Engine Optimization, Lawyering & Law Teaching, 50 U.S.F. L. Rev. 401 ((2016)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, The End of Law Schools: Legal Education in the Era of Legal Service Businesses, 85 Miss. L.J. 1 (2016)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell and Fu Yulin, Moving Target: The Regulation of Judges in China’s Rapidly Evolving Legal System, book chapter for Regulating Judges: Beyond Independence and Accountability (Edward Elgar).

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, Law School Disruption, 26 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 341 (2013)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, Rethinking Regulation and Innovation in the U.S. Legal Services Market, 9 N.Y.U. J. Law & Bus. 1 (2012)

    • Ray Worthy Campbell, Getting a Clue: Two Stage Complaint Pleading as a Solution to the Conley-Iqbal Dilemma, 114 Penn St. L. Rev. 1191 (2010)


    • J.D., University of Virginia

    • B.A., Yale College

  • Interview with Professor Ray Campbell about Online Teaching

    Professor Campbell Invited to Speak on AI and Law

    Professor Campbell Invited to Speak at LexTech 2018 Conference in Kuala Lumpur

    Professor Campbell Invited Speaker at LexTech 2017 in Kuala Lumpur

    Professor Campbell Keynote Speaker at 2017 Shenzhen In-House Legal Summit

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