Henry Noyes

Henry Noyes

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Expertise: Direct Democracy; Ballot Initiative; Litigation; Mediation; Arbitration;
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 407
Phone: (714) 628-2643
Scholarly Works:
SSRN Author Page
Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Juris Doctor


Professor Noyes joined the Chapman faculty in 2005 after more than a decade as a litigator specializing in complex commercial litigation. He was a partner with PillsburyWinthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly PillsburyMadison& Sutro) in San Francisco and was named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" by Law&Politics and San Francisco Magazine. In addition to his billable practice, he was Pillsbury's pro bono coordinator and he regularly served as an arbitrator in the San Francisco Bar Association's Attorneys' Fees Dispute program.

Professor Noyes earned his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1990. After college, he worked for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law in 1994, where he was the Senior Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. In 1995-96, he clerked for the Honorable Jesse Eschbach on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Noyes's research and writing focuses on rules of procedure, rules of evidence and contractual agreements governing dispute resolution.

Courses Taught:

Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, and Evidence.

List of Scholarly Publications

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Henry S. Noyes, "Existing Regulations and Recommended Best Practices: The Example of the USA," in: THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK TO REFERENDUMS AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY (Routledge Taylor & Francis 2018, Laurence Morel & Matt Qvortrup, eds.)
Henry S. Noyes, Direct Democracy as a Legislative Act, 19 Chapman L. Rev. 199 (2016)
THE LAW OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY (Carolina Academic Press 2014)
Henry S. Noyes, The Rise Of The Common Law of Federal Pleading: Iqbal, Twombly And The Application Of Judicial Experience, 56 Villanova Law Review 857 (2012)
Henry S. Noyes, The Persistent Problem Of Purposeful Availment, 45 Connecticut L. Rev. 41 (2012)
Henry S. Noyes, Federal Rule of Evidence 502: Stirring the State Law Of Privilege And Professional Responsibility With A Federal Stick 66 WASHINGTON & LEE LAW REVIEW 673 (2009)
Henry S. Noyes, Good Cause Is Bad Medicine For The New E-Discovery Rules, 21 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW & TECHNOLOGY 49 (2007), reprinted in full at 248 FEDERAL RULES DECISIONS (F.R.D.) 1 (2008)