Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The Akron Law Review announces a forthcoming written symposium, “Erie Under Advisement. The Doctrine After Shady Grove.” The deadline for submitting manuscripts is Oct. 15, 2010.
The symposium issue will explore the contours of the Erie doctrine after the Supreme Court’s decision in Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 130 S. Ct. 1431 (2010). The Court’s fractured opinion in Shady Grove raises many questions regarding the durability of the framework established in Hanna v. Plumer for resolving potential conflicts between Federal Rules and state law, or if the framework remains intact, how courts should apply that framework.
Articles should focus on topics regarding the future implications of Shady Grove, and the Court’s treatment of the substantive rights prohibition of the Rules Enabling Act. Manuscripts on other aspects of the future of the Erie doctrine are also welcome.
The Akron Law Review will review articles on a rolling basis until Oct. 15, 2010. Articles should conform to The Bluebook citation format. We welcome articles of any length. Please send all questions and article submissions by e-mail to: Morena Carter, Editor-in-Chief, Akron Law Review, lawreview [at] uakron.edu.