Edward D. Cavanagh

Visiting Professor of Law
Edward Cavanagh
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
241 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-3504
Email: edc47@cornell.edu

Bonnie Jo Coughlin
Cornell Law School
213 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: bjc42@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Edward D. Cavanagh is a Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law. He has lectured and published widely in the areas of antitrust, federal procedure and practice and complex litigation. He teaches Antitrust Law, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Federal Practice and Law & Economics.

Prior to entering the teaching field, Professor Cavanagh practiced law with two major New York City law firms. He is currently a member of the Council of the ABA Antitrust Section, and has served as co-chair of the ABA Antitrust Section Public Service Committee and co-chair of its Committee on Ethics and Professionalism. Professor Cavanagh also served as co-chair of the Antitrust Section’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee from 2001-04 and as vice-chair from 1997-2001. In addition, he served on the Section’s Civil Litigation Task Force in 2000-01 and the Section’s Antitrust Remedies Task Force in 2004.

Professor Cavanagh is a past chair of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section and currently a member of its Executive Committee. He is Reporter to the EDNY Committee on Civil Litigation and served as a member of, and reporter to, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group from 1991-97. He is also a member of the SDNY/EDNY Committee on Joint Local Rules.

Professor Cavanagh is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has served on its Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee and its Federal Courts Committee.


A.B., University of Notre Dame, 1971
J.D., Cornell Law School, 1974
LL.M., Columbia Law School, 1986
J.S.D., Columbia Law School, 1988