Philip A. Pucillo


Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 330
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Since coming to Michigan State in 2010, Professor Pucillo has been recognized by the Student Bar Association on four occasions for his teaching. He was also selected by the Classes of 2014 and 2016 to serve as faculty commencement speaker.

Professor Pucillo began his legal career by completing judicial clerkships at both the trial and appellate level, most recently with Judge William B. Traxler, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then practiced as a litigation associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC. Immediately before arriving at Michigan State, he held visiting teaching appointments at the University of North Carolina School of Law and Tulane University Law School.

Professor Pucillo’s primary area of scholarly interest is civil litigation in the federal courts. His most recent article (co-authored with Professor Scott Dodson), which concerns federal diversity jurisdiction, was published in the Duke Law Journal. He has also published articles in the Tulane Law Review, the Rutgers Law Review, and the Oklahoma Law Review. His scholarship has been favorably cited in the Wright & Miller treatise on federal practice and procedure, and in several merits briefs filed by parties to cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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J.D. Tulane University Law School
B.A. Lafayette College