Maggie Gardner is a scholar of civil procedure and international law. She studies how U.S. courts handle cases involving foreign parties or foreign law. Her scholarship on international litigation in U.S. courts has been published in such journals as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, NYU Law Review, and Stanford Law Review. She is also interested in judicial decisionmaking and procedure from the perspective of U.S. district court judges. Her article on district court decisions citing other district court decisions (Dangerous Citations) was recently published in the NYU Law Review, and her article on U.S. district courts deciding cases collectively (District Court En Bancs) is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review.
Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, Professor Gardner taught as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she was an inaugural recipient of the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award in 2016. Before entering academia, she practiced as a litigation and appellate associate with WilmerHale LLP in Washington, D.C. and clerked for Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She also completed a year-long fellowship with the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon under the direction of President Antonio Cassese.
Professor Gardner graduated cum laude from Harvard College, where she was a Truman Scholar, and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review.