Monday, May 2, 2016

CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure

AALS Section on Civil Procedure Call for Papers – 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Civil Procedure invites papers for its program on “The Roberts Court and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” at the AALS Annual Meeting, on January 3-7, 2017 in San Francisco. The selected paper will be presented on Thursday, January 5, and the panel will be held from 8.30AM to 10.15AM.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION:

This panel discussion will address jurisprudential developments related to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure under the Roberts Court. The topics will include judicial interpretation of the rules, recurrent doctrinal themes within the rules, recent and proposed amendments to the rules, and the rule making process.

ELIGIBILITY:

Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid law schools, foreign faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school), graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit. Please note that all faculty members presenting at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

One paper will be selected for presentation at the AALS annual meeting. There is no formal requirement as to the form or length of proposals. However, more complete drafts will be given priority over abstracts, and the presenter is expected to have a draft for commentators one month prior to the beginning of the AALS conference.

The paper will be selected by the Section’s Executive Committee. Please submit only anonymous papers by redacting from the submission the author’s name and any references to the identity of the author. The title of the email submission should read: “Submission – 2017 AALS Section on Civil Procedure.”

DEADLINE:

Please email submissions to the Section Chair Simona Grossi, Professor of Law at: simona.grossi@lls.edu on or before August 19, 2016.

May 2, 2016 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)

If you’re planning to attend the Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop, you can register here. You’ll also find information about lodging, including a block of rooms that need to be reserved by June 14, 2016. 

Questions? Contact Liz Porter, Dave Marcus, or Brooke Coleman.

Looking forward to seeing folks in Seattle.

 

 

 

April 21, 2016 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Registration Opens for 2016 SEALS Conference

Registration for the 2016 annual conference of the Southeastern Law Schools Association (SEALS) is now open.  The final program is available.  The conference will be held August 3-9, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida. 

The programs that seem to relate most to civil procedure, litigation, and courts are (I apologize if I missed any):

Continue reading

February 5, 2016 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Symposium Articles on Re-Assessing Civil Procedure Published

The Nevada Law Journal's current issue publishes a symposium entitled "Through a Glass Starkly: Civil Procedure Re-Assessed."  It contains numerous notable articles and essays:

 

Articles

Essays

Reflections
Steve Subrin

January 26, 2016 in Conferences/Symposia, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Submission Deadline for the Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop

As we covered earlier, the second annual Civil Procedure Workshop will be held this summer at the University of Washington in Seattle (July 14-15, 2016). If you’d like to present a paper for discussion, submit your two-page abstract by Friday, January 15.

More details here.

 

 

 

January 14, 2016 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Reminder: Deadline to Submit Abstract for Civil Procedure Workshop is January 15

The second annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be cohosted by the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle on July 14-15, 2016.

Information from the organizers is as follows:

The Workshop gives both emerging and established civil procedure scholars an opportunity to gather with colleagues and present their work to an expert audience. Scholars will present their papers in small panel sessions. A senior scholar will moderate each panel and lead the commentary. In addition to paper presentations, we intend to engage members of the judiciary and federal civil rulemaking bodies in discussions about current developments in procedure. Our goal is for the Workshop to strengthen the study of procedure as an academic discipline, and to deepen ties among the academy, rulemakers, and the judiciary. Confirmed participants for 2016 include Robert Bone, Sergio Campos, David Engstrom, Samuel Issacharoff, Alexandra Lahav, Alexander Reinert, the Hon. Lee Rosenthal, Joanna Schwartz, and Adam Steinman.

We welcome all civil procedure scholars to attend this Workshop. Those wishing to present a paper for discussion in the Workshop should submit a two-page abstract by January 15, 2016. While we welcome papers from both emerging and senior scholars, preference may be given to those who have been teaching for less than ten years. We will select papers to be presented by March 1, 2016. Please send all submissions or related questions to Liz Porter.

The workshop will provide meals for registrants. Participants must cover travel and lodging costs. We will provide information about reasonably priced hotels as the date approaches.

Feel free to contact us with questions.

Liz Porter (UW), egporter@uw.edu

Brooke Coleman (Seattle U), colemanb@seattleu.edu
Dave Marcus (Arizona), dmarcus@email.arizona.edu

January 11, 2016 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ten New Articles on Personal Jurisdiction

Lewis & Clark Law Review has just published a symposium on personal jurisdiction that contains ten articles and essays;

PERSONAL JURISDICTION SYMPOSIUM: AN INTRODUCTION

Philip Thoennes

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 593 (2015)

ARTICLES

RETHINKING PERSONAL JURISDICTION AFTER BAUMAN AND WALDEN

John T. Parry

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 607 (2015)

A SHIFTING EQUILIBRIUM: PERSONAL JURISDICTION, TRANSNATIONAL LITIGATION, AND THE PROBLEM OF NONPARTIES

Cassandra Burke Robertson and Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 643 (2015)

THE END OF ANOTHER ERA: REFLECTIONS ON DAIMLER AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR JUDICIAL JURISDICTION IN THE UNITED STATES

Linda J. Silberman

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 675 (2015)

CORPORATE LAW AND THE REACH OF COURTS

Verity Winship

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 693 (2015)

WALDEN v. FIORE AND THE FEDERAL COURTS: RETHINKING FRCP 4(k)(1)(A) ANDSTAFFORD v. BRIGGS

Daniel Klerman

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 713 (2015)

PERSONAL JURISDICTION FOR ALLEGED INTENTIONAL OR NEGLIGENT EFFECTS, MATCHED TO FORUM REGULATORY INTEREST

Stanley E. Cox

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 725 (2015)

THE ONLINE-CONTACTS GAMBLE AFTER WALDEN v. FIORE

Julie Cromer Young

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 753 (2015)

REORIENTING PERSONAL JURISDICTION DOCTRINE AROUND HORIZONTAL FEDERALISM RATHER THAN LIBERTY AFTER WALDEN v. FIORE

Allan Erbsen

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 769 (2015)

 

ESSAYS

PERSONAL JURISDICTION: AN ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEM?

Ruth Miller

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 791 (2015)

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RABBIT HOLE: RECONCILING RECENT SUPREME COURT PERSONAL JURISDICTION JURISPRUDENCE WITH JURISDICTION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS

Joan M. Shaughnessy

19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 811 (2015)

 

Hat tip: John Parry

December 29, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia, Federal Courts | Permalink | Comments (1)

Call for Submissions: Veterans Law Review

The Veterans Law Review, an online journal publishing in the area of Veterans’ law and jurisprudence, is now accepting submissions for consideration of publication in Volume 8. The submissions cycle for Volume 8 will close on January 31, 2016; until that date, writings may be submitted through Scholastica or ExpressO, or may be sent directly to the Editorial Board via the email below. The Veterans Law Review actively encourages Veterans’ service organizations, Veterans, and those working on Veterans’ issues to submit original legal writings for consideration for publication. Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12-point font, and should conform to the current edition of the Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. The editors review each manuscript for scholarly merit, clarity, and accuracy and will notify authors of any substantive changes. Authors are invited to discuss potential submissions with the current Veterans Law Review Editorial Board via email at BVAVeteransLawReviewEditor@va.gov.

December 29, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 18, 2015

AALS Annual Meeting 2016: Programs Relating to Civil Procedure

The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools will be held Wednesday, January 6 to Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City.

Programs sponsored by the Civil Procedure Section and/or the Litigation Section are:

Date

Time

Topic

Friday, January 8, 2016

10:30 to 12:15

Discussion of Potential Class Action Reforms with the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

1:30 to 3:15

The Pedagogy of Procedure: Using Civil Procedure to Showcase Innovative Teaching Methods.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

10:30 to 12:15

Reforming the Hearsay Rule and Its Exceptions

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:30 to 3:15

Does Evidence Still Matter?

For more information, see the program schedule.

December 18, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning: Call for Proposals

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (of the law schools of Gonzaga, Washburn, and Arkansas-Little Rock) has issued a Call for Presentation Proposals for its Summer 2016 conference on Real-World Readiness.

The conference will take place at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, from June 9-11, 2016.  Further information is available on the website.

December 15, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 9, 2015

SEALS Call for Submissions to the Works-in-Progress Series

The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) will hold its annual conference August 3-6, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida.  While registration for the conference will not open until February 2016, the SEALS Works-in-Progress Series Committee is seeking submissions for its 2016 workshops.

The website states, "The Works-in-Progress Series (3 hour sessions) is designed for all intermediate and senior scholars who are further along in their scholarship and development than 'new' scholars."  Click here for more information on the Works-in-Progress series. 

Those interested in participating should submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) of their work-in-progress to sealsworksinprogress@gmail.com by December 1, 2015.

 

 

 

November 9, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit Sponsored by IAALS

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System is sponsoring its Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit: Creating the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Courts of Tomorrow.  The program will be held February 25-26, 2016 at the University of Denver.

The program will include panels on both federal and state rules projects, proportionality, cooperation, and many other topics.  Panelists include federal and state court judges, lawyers, academics, and other researchers.

 

Hat tip: Linda Sandstrom Simard

October 29, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia, Discovery, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, State Courts | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop (July 14-15, 2016)

Below is the announcement for the second annual Civil Procedure Workshop, which will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle on July 14-15, 2016:

We are excited to announce the second annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be cohosted by the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. The Workshop will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle on July 14-15, 2016. 

The Workshop gives both emerging and established civil procedure scholars an opportunity to gather with colleagues and present their work to an expert audience. Scholars will present their papers in small panel sessions. A senior scholar will moderate each panel and lead the commentary. In addition to paper presentations, we intend to engage members of the judiciary and federal civil rulemaking bodies in discussions about current developments in procedure. Our goal is for the Workshop to strengthen the study of procedure as an academic discipline, and to deepen ties among the academy, rulemakers, and the judiciary. Confirmed participants for 2016 include Robert Bone, Sergio Campos, David Engstrom, Samuel Issacharoff, Alexandra Lahav, Alexander Reinert, the Hon. Lee Rosenthal, Joanna Schwartz, and Adam Steinman.

We welcome all civil procedure scholars to attend this Workshop. Those wishing to present a paper for discussion in the Workshop should submit a two-page abstract by January 15, 2016. While we welcome papers from both emerging and senior scholars, preference may be given to those who have been teaching for less than ten years. We will select papers to be presented by March 1, 2016. Please send all submissions or related questions to Liz Porter.

The Workshop will provide meals for registrants. Participants must cover travel and lodging costs. We will provide information about reasonably priced hotels as the date approaches.

Feel free to contact us with questions.

Liz Porter (UW), egporter@uw.edu
Brooke Coleman (Seattle U), colemanb@seattleu.edu
Dave Marcus (Arizona), dmarcus@email.arizona.edu

 

October 26, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Programs Abound to Explain the 2015 FRCP Amendments

With the newest revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure due to take effect on December 1, 2015, a number of organizations, such as the ABA and other bar associations, are offering programs and webinars to ease the transition.

Perhaps most prominent is the "Rules Amendments Roadshow," a joint program of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies billed as “a 13-City Tour Discussing The Most Important Federal Discovery Changes In Over A Decade.”  The moderators will be Judge Lee H. Rosenthal and Professor Steven Gensler and panelists will include "local judges, magistrates, and top practitioners in each city."  The "roadshow" starts in New York on November 10, continues in eleven more cities, and concludes in Miami on April 1.  (No, this is not an April Fools' joke.)

The ABA is also offering a webinar entitled "The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Part 1: The Impact of Amended Rule 37(e) on E-Discovery,” on October 29, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET.  The webinar faculty will be Carol Geisler, Legal Counsel, CVS/Caremark, Chicago, IL, Hon. Paul W. Grimm, US District Judge, District of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD, and Christopher M. Morrison, Partner, Jones Day, Boston, MA.  The moderator will be Hon. Frank J. Bailey, US Bankruptcy Judge, District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Local bar associations, such as the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association are also offering programs.

Finally, although not a live program, the Defense Counsel Journal has an article in its October 2015 issue by Thomas Y. Allman entitled "The 2015 Civil Rules Package As Transmitted to Congress." Mr. Allman is a former General Counsel and Chair Emeritus of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on EDiscovery and the E-Discovery Committee of Lawyers for Civil Justice.

October 23, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Articles from Symposium on Judicial Education Now Available

Last fall, the University of Missouri held a symposium entitled "Judicial Education and the Art of Judging:  From Myth to Methodology."  The articles from this symposium are now available at the University of Missouri scholarship website and will shortly be up on Westlaw and LexisNexis. 

Contents:

Judicial Education and Regulatory Capture: Does the Current System of Educating Judges Promote a Well-Functioning Judiciary and Adequately Serve the Public Interest? --S. I. Strong

What Judges Want and Need: User-Friendly Foundations for Effective Judicial Education --Duane Benton and Jennifer A.L. Sheldon-Sherman

Judicial Bias: The Ongoing Challenge --Kathleen Mahoney

International Arbitration, Judicial Education, and Legal Elites --Catherine A. Rogers

Towards a New Paradigm of Judicial Education --Mary R. Russell

Writing Reasoned Decisions and Opinions: A Guide for Novice, Experienced, and Foreign Judges --S. I. Strong

Judging as Judgment: Tying Judicial Education to Adjudication Theory --Robert G. Bone

Of Judges, Law, and the River: Tacit Knowledge and the Judicial Role --Chad M. Oldfather

Educating Judges—Where to From Here? --Livingston Armytage

Judicial Education: Pedagogy for a Change --T. Brettel Dawson

Hat tip: S.I. Strong

September 29, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fifth Circuit Bar Association Hosts Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans

The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit has an upcoming Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans.  The Bar Association writes:
 
On October 5 and 6, 2015, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit will host our Annual Appellate Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans. The cost is $100 for 9.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including both an hour of Professionalism and an hour of Ethics. Attend a two-hour writing workshop to hone your brief-writing skills, observe oral arguments and get practice tips from seasoned attorneys and sitting judges. This seminar is an ideal introduction to federal appellate practice, with specifics about Fifth Circuit procedures. http://www.baffc.org 

 

September 15, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Free CLE for ABA Members: 2015-2016 Supreme Court Preview

The next in the American Bar Association’s free Continuing Legal Education for its members will be a program entitled Supreme Court Preview: The 2015-2016 Term.  The webinar will be on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET. 

 

The speaker will be Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent for the New York Times.

 

The program offers 1.5 hours of CLE credit.  It is free for ABA members and $195 for non-members. 

September 3, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia, Supreme Court Cases | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)

Here is the announcement:

The UNLV School of Law and the Duke School of Law are hosting a conference Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary on September 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference may be the first effort to explore the critically important institution of magistrate judges from interdisciplinary, empirical, theoretical, and practical perspectives. This conference features political scientists, legal academics, statisticians, magistrate judges, district court judges, appellate court judges, and officers from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. Although the federal administration of justice is the subject of much academic study, the vital system of magistrate judges is often overlooked. Unlike many traditional academic conferences, this conference prioritizes participation by judges: multiple judges are featured on every panel, and every panel will elicit audience (especially judicial) participation in the form of comments and questions.

Academic participants include Christina Boyd (Georgia—Political Science), Tracey George (Vanderbilt), Mitu Gulati (Duke), Nancy King (Vanderbilt), Jack Knight (Duke), David Levi (Duke), Nancy Welsh,(Penn St) and Albert Yoon (Toronto). From UNLV, Dan Hamilton, Ann McGinley, Jeff Stempel and Jean Sternlight are participating. Federal judges who are panelists include Robert Collings (MA), Valerie Cooke (NV), Candy Dale (ID), Cam Ferenbach (NV), Michael Newman (OH), James O’Hara (KS), Philip Pro (NV), Johnnie Rawlinson (NV), and Neil Wake (AZ). Doug Lee and Tom Davis from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts are also presenting a paper.

The conference begins at noon on Friday, September 25 and ends at noon the following day. Registration information is available here. For additional information you may also contact Thomas Main, thomas.main@unlv.edu.

 

August 24, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia, Federal Courts | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

The Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop is happening at the University of California, Irvine School of Law on September 11-12, 2015. If you wish to present a paper, the deadline to submit abstracts is June 19, 2015. Howard Wasserman has posted the details over at PrawfsBlawg.

 

April 23, 2015 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

First Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: July 16-17, Seattle University

As we covered earlier, the first annual Civil Procedure Workshop is being held July 16-17 at Seattle University School of Law. You can find more details and registration information in the document linked below:

Download Seattle Civil Procedure Workshop Registration 

 

 

April 23, 2015 in Class Actions, Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)