James Pielemeier

Emeritus Professor
Email: jpielemeier@hamline.edu


AB, Indiana University
JD, Indiana University School of Law  


Areas of expertise: Civil procedure, conflict of law, and mass media law

View Professor Pielemeier's research: SSRN Author Page -- James Pielemeier

Prior to joining the Hamline Law faculty, Professor Jim Pielemeier was in private practice with Dorsey & Whitney, specializing in civil litigation. He has worked with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and was a visiting professor at Indiana University School of Law and lectured in Japan.

Pielemeier retired from teaching at Hamline Law during the 2012-13 academic year and was named emeritus professor in May 2013. His teaching included courses in civil procedure, conflict of laws, and mass media law.

Pielemeier has published extensively in the areas of civil procedure and conflict of laws. While in law school, he was elected to the academic honor society Order of the Coif and served as associate editor of the Indiana Law Journal. He has served on a variety of committees that are addressing the issues of technology, teaching, and the law.



Goodyear Dunlop: A Welcome Refinement of the Language of General Personal Jurisdiction, 16 LEWIS & CLARK L. REV. 969 (2012).

Why General Personal Jurisdiction over "Virtual Stores" Is a Bad Idea, 27 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 625 (2009).

Choice of Law for Multistate Defamation–The State of Affairs as Internet Defamation Beckons, 35 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 55 (2003).

Some Hope for Choice of Law in Minnesota, 18 HAMLINE L. REV. 8 (1994).

Summary Judgment in the United States, 21 HOGAKURONSHU 85 (1992) (Japanese Law Review).
Why We Should Worry About Full Faith and Credit to Laws, 60 S. CAL. L. REV. 1299 (1987).

Constitutional Limitations on Choice of Law: The Special Case of Multistate Defamation, 133 U. PA. L. REV. 381 (1985); portions reprinted in THE FIRST AMENDMENT: A READER (Garvey & Schauer, eds., 1992).

Discovery of Non-Testifying 'In-House' Experts Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26, 58 IND. L.J. 597 (1983).

Due Process Limitations on the Application of Collateral Estoppel against Nonparties to Prior Litigation, 63 B.U. L. REV. 383 (1983).

Summary Judgment in Minnesota: A Search for Patterns, 7 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 147 (1981).