Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Call for Papers: Arthur Miller Symposium, Oregon Law Review

The announcement below is a call for papers for a symposium hosted by the Oregon Law Review entitled “Miller’s Courts: Media, Rules, Policy, and the Future of Access to Justice,” to be held on April 13, 2012 at the University of Oregon White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon:

Arthur R. Miller is the archetypal law professor. Whether in the classroom or in the courtroom, Professor Miller is famous for his theatrical style, his quick wit, and his seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of civil procedure and copyright. Professor Miller co-authored Federal Practice and Procedure, the nation’s leading treatise in the field, and he has done extensive work in the areas of class actions, frivolous lawsuits, rulemaking, copyright, and privacy. An early “celebrity” jurist, Professor Miller was the first on-air legal reporter for Good Morning America and also hosted Miller’s Court, the first American television show dedicated to the exploration of legal issues and aimed at the nonlawyer American public. These diverse professional efforts share a common objective: increasing access to justice by empowering individuals in the civil system. Oregon Law Review is currently accepting submissions for the forthcoming Miller Symposium and special issue of our 90th volume. The Miller Symposium will provide a forum for a comprehensive inquiry into questions of access to justice in civil law with special emphasis on the areas within which Professor Miller has worked throughout his career: rulemaking, class actions, media and the law, technology and privacy, legal pedagogy, and procedural policy.

More details available here, and after the jump:

The symposium will include a panel discussion involving some of the nation’s most distinguished scholars, judges, and practitioners. Panelists will examine Professor Miller’s influence in civil procedure and his contributions to the current civil law landscape. Panelists will also discuss, more generally, current and future trends relating to access to the civil courts.

Submissions may focus on specific contributions of Professor Miller with respect to access to justice inside and outside of the legal academy, or they may speculate as to future trends and possible issues relating to access in the civil system.

Submissions should follow these guidelines:
• Papers of any length will be considered, but OLR’s editors will give preference to articles under 25,000 words.
• Submissions should include a cover letter and a copy of the author’s curriculum vitae. In the cover letter, the author should describe generally the purpose (e.g., tribute, essay, substantive analysis, etc.) of the article. OLR will give preference to substantive articles within the areas described above.
• Submissions may be mailed to our editorial office or may be e-mailed to the Articles Editors at [email protected].
• Submissions must be in MS Word format.
Submissions must be received by Monday, January 2, 2012.

Oregon Law Review
University of Oregon School of Law

Jennifer Reynolds, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
Laura Schulman, Symposium Editor, Oregon Law Review
Nadia Dahab, Editor in Chief, Oregon Law Review

Featured Speakers and Panelists
Arthur R. Miller, Professor, New York University School of Law
The Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The Honorable Ronald Gould, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The Honorable Diarmuid O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
David Hartman, Former Host, Good Morning America
Mary Kay Kane, Professor, Chancellor and Dean Emeritus, Hastings College of Law
Jack Friedenthal, Professor and Former Dean, The George Washington University Law School
Edward Cooper, Professor, University of Michigan School of Law; Reporter, U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
Harvey Saferstein, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.
Thiruvendran Vignarajah, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law; Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein
Michael Moffitt, Philip H. Knight Dean, University of Oregon School of Law
Dave Frohnmayer, President Emeritus, University of Oregon

Contact Oregon Professor Jennifer Reynolds ([email protected]) with any questions about the symposium.



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