Professor Steinman joined the University of Alabama School of Law faculty in 2014. He is an award-winning teacher and scholar, whose articles have been published in numerous prominent law reviews including the Stanford Law Review, N.Y.U. Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Washington Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and Wisconsin Law Review. He is also a co-author of two leading casebooks — Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials (13th edition) (with Jack Friedenthal, Arthur Miller, John Sexton, Helen Hershkoff & Troy A. McKenzie) and Federal Courts: Cases, Comments and Questions (9th edition) (with Martin Redish, Suzanna Sherry, James Pfander & Steven Gensler). In addition, Professor Steinman is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an author on the Wright & Miller Federal Practice & Procedure treatise. He teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and International Human Rights Law.
Professor Steinman earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. After law school, he served as a law clerk to federal judges at both the trial and appellate levels — Judge Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Following his clerkships, Professor Steinman spent two years as a teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center, earning a Master of Laws degree (LL.M). Professor Steinman then practiced at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Washington, focusing on complex civil litigation (principally product liability, commercial and international matters) and appellate litigation. Prior to joining the University of Alabama faculty, he was a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University and the University of Cincinnati. During the Fall 2022 semester, he is teaching Civil Procedure and Federal Courts at Yale Law School as the Sidley Austin–Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor of Law.