David Freeman Engstrom

David Freeman Engstrom is a far-ranging scholar of the design and implementation of litigation and regulatory regimes whose expertise runs to civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, constitutional law, legal history, and empirical legal studies. Current work includes a study for the Administrative Conference of the United States on AI use by federal agencies and a project on the effect of emerging legal technologies on the civil justice system.  He is also serving as an Associate Dean at Stanford Law and is leading an initiative charting the school’s future around digital technology. Beyond teaching and research, Engstrom has served as counsel or consultant to a range of public and private entities and is a frequent amicus before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a faculty affiliate at the Stanford Human-Centered AI Initiative and at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.  He has a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

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