January 5, 2011
Symposium Issue on the Future of Summary Judgment Now Available Online
Available in print and at Akron Law Review is a symposium issue entitled, The Future of Summary Judgment. The issue includes the following articles prepared in conjunction with the 2010 Annual Meeting Program of the AALS Section on Litigation:
· Bernadette Bollas Genetin, Summary Judgment and the Influence of Federal Rulemaking (Foreword), 43 Akron L. Rev. 1107
· Steven S. Gensler, Must, Should, Shall, 43 Akron L. Rev. 1139
· Edward Brunet, Six Summary Judgment Safeguards, 43 Akron L. Rev. 1165
· Stephen B. Burbank, Summary Judgment, Pleading, and the Future of Transsubstantive Procedure, 43 Akron L. Rev. 1189
· Linda S. Mullenix, Dropping the Spear: The Case for Enhanced Summary Judgment Prior to Class Certification, 43 Akron L. Rev. 1197
· Jeffrey O. Cooper, Summary Judgment in the Shadow of Erie, 43 Akron L. Rev. 1245
January 3, 2011
AALS “Hot Topics” Panel on Wal-Mart v. Dukes Class Action
As covered earlier, the Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, an employment discrimination class action whose certification had been affirmed by the en banc Ninth Circuit.
This week’s AALS annual meeting in San Francisco is featuring a “Hot Topics” panel on the case, entitled Weighing in on Wal-Mart: The Implications of Dukes v. Wal-Mart for the Future of Employment Discrimination and Class Action Law.
The panel is on Friday, January 7 from 8:30-10:15 AM.