Simona Grossi

Professor of Law

JD, L.U.I.S.S. University, Rome, Italy
LLM, University of California at Berkeley, School of Law
JSD, University of California at Berkeley, School of Law

"I think there is a profound and enduring beauty 
in simplicity, in clarity, in efficiency. 
True simplicity is derived from so much more than 
just the absence of clutter and ornamentations. 
It's about bringing order to complexity."
-- Jonathan Ive


Professor Grossi graduated from L.U.I.S.S. University, Rome, Italy in 2002. She completed her master's degree (LL.M.) and doctoral program (J.S.D.) at UC Berkeley, School of Law. She worked for the U.N. from 2000 to 2002 and then went into private practice and worked for Clifford Chance LLP and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo doing national and transnational litigation from 2002 to 2008. She worked for Judge Charles Breyer at the USDC for the Northern District of California in 2010.  Professor Grossi joined Loyola Law School L.A. in 2010.  She was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2011. She is also a member of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL). Her scholarship focuses on civil procedure and federal courts.  Professor Grossi is currently Chair-elect of the AALS Executive Committee for the Section on Civil Procedure and has been appointed as Chair of the same Section for the year 2016. 

Selected Scholarship


  • "Federal Courts" (with Allan Ides), West Academic Publishing, forthcoming.
  • "The U.S. Supreme Court and the Modern Common Law Approach to the Decision Making Process," Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
American Law Institute (ALI)
International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL)