Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This Friday, October 25, the Seton Hall Law Review is hosting a full-day symposium entitled Legal Education Looking Forward:
Is law school still economically viable? Should it last two years instead of three? Would increasing “skills classes” increase preparedness? Could an apprenticeship program or post-graduate “low bono” service clinic give students a means of building experience in a tough legal market? Do we need the bar exam? On Friday, October 25, 2013, the Seton Hall Law Review’s Volume 44 Symposium, “Legal Education Looking Forward,” will explore these and other current proposals for revamping, revitalizing, and reestablishing the value of law school. Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the American Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address, and a panel of distinguished professors, administrators, and practitioners will speak throughout the day.
More details and registration information available here.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Now in print is an essay by Prof. Benjamin Spencer (Washington & Lee) entitled Pleading and Access to Civil Justice: A Response to Twiqbal Apologists, 60 UCLA L. Rev. 1710 (2013). Here’s the abstract:
Sunday, September 22, 2013
On Monday, September 23, 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will celebrate the Centenary of the Peace Palace with a conference that will consider the following four topics:
1. A Century of International Justice and Prospects for the Future;
2. The International Court of Justice and the International Legal System;
3. The Role of the International Court of Justice for Enhancing the Rule of Law; and
4. The International Court of Justice and the United Nations: Relationship of the ICJ with other UN Organs.
A detailed conference agenda can be found here: http://www.icj-cij.org/presscom/files/4/17524.pdf.
And, information about how to view the conference either by live streaming or on-demand can be found here: http://www.icj-cij.org/presscom/files/4/17534.pdf.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
On November 15 & 16, 2013, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review is hosting a symposium entitled “The Federal Rules at 75.” It’s taking place at Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA. Registration is free for all students and scholars.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Here is a Call For Papers for a symposium on Social Justice and Social Media to be held at Pace Law School on March 28, 2014:
Pace Law Review will host a one-day symposium entitled Social Justice and Social Media, on March 28, 2014 on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains, NY. The Symposium will address themes concerning the interplay between social media and the administration of justice, both civil and criminal. The Pace Law Review invites (10+) page papers for inclusion in its Summer 2014 Symposium Edition. The committee will consider a broad range of topics. Selected participants will be invited to present their papers at the symposium. Travel expenses to White Plains (30 minutes outside NYC), including hotel, transportation and meals will be provided.
Submission information and key dates:
Interested persons should submit an abstract of between 250 and 300 words suitable for a 15 minute presentation and to serve as the basis of a 10+ page paper (including footnotes). Longer papers are welcomed. Submissions should be made electronically to Prof. Leslie Y. Garfield, email@example.com. Please include name, affiliation and contact details in the body of the email. Submissions should be emailed no later than October 1, 2013. Final papers submission will be due June 1, 2014.
Monday, September 2, 2013
UCLA Law Review Symposium Issue in Honor of Stephen Yeazell - Twenty-First Century Litigation: Pathologies and Possibilities
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Vanderbilt Law School's Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program invites submissions for its 2014 New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop, to be held May 12-13, 2014, at Vanderbilt Law School. From the announcement:
The Branstetter Program draws on a multimillion-dollar endowment to support research and curriculum in civil litigation and dispute resolution. Held annually, the Branstetter New Voices Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice.
This year, three junior scholars will be selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. Past participants are listed below by year.
The New Voices format maximizes collegial interaction and feedback. Paper authors do not deliver prepared "presentations." Rather, all participants read the selected papers prior to the session, and at each workshop, a senior faculty member provides a brief overview and commentary on the paper. Open and interactive discussion immediately follows.
You’ll find more information (deadlines, qualifications, and other requirements) here.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Panel Discussion on the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure at the University of Cincinnati
This Tuesday, August 27, the University of Cincinnati College of Law is hosting a panel discussion celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. From the announcement:
Date: August 27, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater (CCM)
CLE: 2 hrs CLE credits approved for OH and KY
RSVP: Contact Mindy Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Law’s fall event schedule kicks off with the “75th Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” a panel discussion to be held on August 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. A star-studded panel of judges, academics, politicians, lawyers, and business people will come together to discuss the impact of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the importance of this anniversary. The panel will be taking a wide angle view of what the rules were designed to achieve, how they have been applied, what is happening now, and what the future of the Federal Rules might be. Arthur R. Miller, University Professor at New York University, the nation’s leading scholar in the field of American civil procedure and coauthor with the late Charles Wright of Federal Practice and Procedure, will moderate this event.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
- Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court
- Jonathan Lippman, chief justice of the New York Court of Appeals
- Wallace B. Jefferson, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court
Sunday, August 11, 2013
At the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, a panel entitled "Are Courts Dying? The Decline of Open and Public Adjudication" was moderated by Professor Judith Resnik. Participants discussed "budget cuts and the generally high cost of legal representation."
Friday, July 19, 2013
AALS Section on Federal Courts: Annual Award for Best Untenured Article on the Law of Federal Jurisdiction
The AALS Section on Federal Courts is pleased to announce the second annual award for the best article on the law of federal jurisdiction by a full-time, untenured faculty member at an AALS member or affiliate school—and to solicit nominations (including self-nominations) for the prize to be awarded at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting in New York.
The purpose of the award program is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of federal courts by untenured faculty members. To that end, eligible articles are those specifically in the field of Federal Courts that were published by a recognized journal during the twelve-month period ending on September 1, 2013 (date of actual publication determines eligibility). Eligible authors are those who, at the close of nominations (i.e., as of September 15, 2013), are untenured, full-time faculty members at AALS member or affiliate schools, and have not previously won the award.
Nominations (or questions about the award) should be directed to Tara Leigh Grove at William and Mary Law School (email@example.com), Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Federal Courts. Without exception, all nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on September 15, 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by a prize committee comprised of Professors Janet Cooper Alexander (Stanford), Judith Resnik (Yale), and Steve Vladeck (American), with the result announced at the Federal Courts section program at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
See below for details...
The University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Richmond School of Law invite submissions for the First Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation. This workshop will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois.
OVERVIEW: This annual workshop will bring together scholars focused on corporate and securities litigation to present their works-in-progress. Papers addressing any aspect of corporate and securities litigation or enforcement are eligible. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, securities litigation, fiduciary duty litigation, or comparative approaches to business litigation. We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, including empirical analysis, law and economics, law and sociology, and traditional doctrinal analysis.
Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present their work at a workshop hosted by the University of Illinois College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday November 8, 2013. Local costs (lodging and workshop meals) will be covered. Participants are asked to pay for their own travel expenses.
The workshop is designed to maximize discussion and feedback. All participants will have read the selected papers. The author will provide a brief introduction to the paper, but the majority of the individual sessions will be devoted to collective discussion of the paper involved.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract of the paper you would like to present to Jessica Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Friday, May 31, 2013. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by Friday, June 28.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Eighth Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies has issued a call for papers. Submissions are due July 3, 2013 and will be peer-reviewed. The conference will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on October 25-26, 2013.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Brooklyn Law School will host the Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Court Workshop on October 4-5, 2013. The workshop pairs a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress. Confirmed senior scholars will be announced shortly.
The workshop is open to non-tenured and recently tenured academics who teach and write in Federal Courts, Civil Rights Litigation, Civil Procedure, and other associated topics. Those who do not currently hold a faculty appointment but expect to do so beginning in fall 2014 are welcome. The program is also open to scholars wanting to attend, read, and comment on papers but not present. There is no registration fee.
The conference will begin with a dinner on Thursday, October 3, then panels on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. Each panel will consist of 4-5 junior scholars, with a senior scholar serving as moderator and commenter and leading a group discussion on the papers. Brooklyn Law School will provide all meals for those attending the workshop, including a welcome dinner on Thursday and a reception on Friday.
Those wishing to present a paper must submit an Abstract by June 16, 2013. Papers will be selected by a committee of past participants; presenters will be notified by early July. Those planning to attend must register by August 26, 2013.
We are setting up a web site and submission e-mail; we will provide all that information as the submission and registration dates draw near. Anyone wanting to submit right away can send abstracts to me at email@example.com.
In the meantime, please save the dates of October 4-5.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Symposium on Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards and Mediated Settlement Agreements (Penn State, Feb. 22)
Announcement below. Additional details here.
It is now commonplace for parties to use private procedures, such as arbitration and mediation, to resolve legal disputes. When one of the parties refuses to comply with the results of these procedures, however, our public courts may be forced to decide whether to provide assistance with enforcement. Indeed, there is now substantial satellite litigation arising out of arbitral awards and mediated settlement agreements. Under these conditions, the grounds for, and standards of, judicial review are critical.
On February 22, 2013, the Penn State Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation will hold a symposium focusing on this relationship between the courts and private procedures. The symposium is entitled: “The Role of the Courts: Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards and Mediated Settlement Agreements.”
The symposium will feature the following outstanding procedural law and dispute resolution experts:
- Arbitral awards and judicial review—Professors Jeff Stempel (UNLV), Maureen Weston (Pepperdine) and Allen Blair (Hamline)
- Mediated settlement agreements and judicial review—Professors Jennifer Reynolds (Oregon), Jim Coben (Hamline) and Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham)
- Hybrids and judicial review—Professors Ellen Deason (Ohio State) and Andrea Schneider (Marquette), with commentary by Professors Jim Coben (Hamline) and Nancy Welsh (Penn State)
Professor Tom Carbonneau (Penn State) will deliver the closing remarks.
The symposium also will be webcast.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tomorrow is the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation’s inaugural symposium. Details and a full list of speakers below:
PS: As you may have seen, last week witnessed some new developments in the Chevron-Ecuador litigation.