Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Miller on Closing the Courthouse Doors

Concord Law School invites our readers to attend a talk by Professor Arthur Miller (NYU) on Saturday, October 20th at the University Club of Pasadena, entitled Don't Look Now, But They May Be Closing The Courthouse Doors.

Download Invitation (Arthur Miller Lecture)

You can RSVP by phone (310.689.3216) or email.


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May be? We closed the doors long ago. In 1792 Joel Barlow charged the Europeans that for states "to hinder [any man] from bringing [a lawsuit] that is just, is a crime of the state against him."

Times have changed. I've a student who is writing on civil legal aid in Belarus! That's the only European country not subject to the Council of Europe's requirement of civil legal aid. Here? Again last year, the Supreme Court said there's no right to civil legal aid. See my A Right to Civil Legal Aid: The ABA Model Act in International Perspective, Loyola New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Fall 2011), pp. 61-113, available at SSRN http://ssrn.com/abstract=1791209

Posted by: James Maxeiner | Oct 10, 2012 6:19:35 AM

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