Dr James David Metzger

PhD (UNSW); LLM (UNSW); JD (Northwestern University School of Law); BA (magna cum laude, Tufts University).

James is a Lecturer in Law. His primary research interest is in the area of civil litigation and civil procedure, in particular class action law and procedure. He also has a research interest in alternative dispute resolution, especially in the area of online dispute resolution and the use of blockchain technology in the resolution of disputes.

Prior to commencing postgraduate study, James was a practicing litigator in New York and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

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Book Chapters

Legg MJ; Metzger J, 2017, 'Section 33ZF: class actions problem solver?', in grave D; Mould H (ed.), 25 years of class actions in Australia: 1992-2017, Ross Parsons, Sydney, pp. 349 - 370

Legg M; Metzger J, 2015, 'Representative Proceedings in New South Wales', in Kumar M; Legg M (ed.), Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) : A Decade of Insights and Guide to Future Litigation, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW, https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/ten-years-of-the-civil-procedure-act-2005-nsw/productdetail/123738

Metzger JD, 2015, 'Client Legal Privilege', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, Sydney, pp. 73 - 100

Journal articles

Metzger J, 2018, 'Decentralized Justice in the Era of Blockchain', International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution, vol. 5, pp. 69 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.5553/ijodr/235250022018005102008

Metzger JD, 2018, 'Critical Perspectives on the Uniform Evidence Act', Sydney Law Review, vol. 40, pp. 147 - 158, https://sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/sydney-law-school/research/publications/Sydney-Law-Review-2018.pdf

Legg M; Metzger J, 2011, 'US Supreme Court Revolutionises Pleading Requirements', Australian Law Journal, vol. 85, pp. 81 - 85, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/ALJ/volumes/85/parts/2&contentSourceHref=journals/ALJ/volumes/85/parts/2/articles/81/f

Civil Procedure; Evidence; US Supreme Court; US Law & Politics

Currently Teaching

Resolving Civil Disputes (LAWS2371 / JURD7271)

Court Process Evidence & Proof (LAWS2351 / JURD7251)