Judges and lawyers have complained for a long time that the use of boilerplate in the discovery process bogs things down and
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About the Author
Steven S. Gensler
Author of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rules and Commentary, Gensler is the Welcome D. and W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he 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 200304, Professor Gensler was the Supreme Court Fellow at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Professor Gensler began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Deannell Reece Tacha on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (19921993) and to the Hon. Kathryn H. Vratil on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (19931994). He then worked as a litigation associate in Milwaukee, Wis., 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. Professor Gensler attended law school at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his J.D., summa cum laude, in 1992. In addition to being the author of a book on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Professor Gensler has authored a variety of articles on federal and Oklahoma practice and procedure. His recent scholarship has focused on the rulemaking process, electronic discovery, and class actions.
Professor Gensler served as a member of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules from 2005 to 2011. He is also a member of the Local Civil Rules Committee for the Western District of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Bar Association's Civil Procedure Committee.