Jeffrey Xia

Jeffrey Xia is a graduate of Stanford Law School ('23). He is interested in the application of civil procedure to the practice of complex litigation. He is currently clerking on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and will be starting a clerkship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals next year.

State-Level Private Enforcement Is Much More Complicated Than Previously Thought

Most of the scholarship on private enforcement, in which individual citizens sue to enforce legal statutes, has focused on federal-level laws. In new research, Diego A. Zambrano, Neel Guha, Austin Peters, and Jeffrey Xia show how expansive and messy state-level private enforcement statutes are, and explain why previous theories on private enforcement do not explain the dynamic among the states. They conclude that research on state-level private enforcement demands much more attention than previously provided.

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