Thursday, September 23, 2021

Fall 2021 Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshops

Now that the calendar has officially turned to fall, we have two new installments of the Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshop to announce.  This semester, they’re happening on Tuesdays at 3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT. Here’s the Fall 2021 lineup:

October 12, 2021: Howard Wasserman & Rocky Rhodes -- Texas S.B.8

November 9, 2021: Linda Mullenix -- Sanctions

 

 

September 23, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Summer 2021 Civil Procedure Workshop Works-In-Progress Series

There’s still time to submit papers for the next installment of the Civil Procedure Workshop’s online works-in-progress series, which is happening on Thursday, August 12 (1:00-3:00pm eastern time). But you’ll need to act fast. Here’s a quick reminder from the organizers Pam Bookman, Brooke Coleman, and Dave Marcus:

If you would like to present a paper (regardless of what you indicated on the original form), please upload your paper using this form by Thursday, July 29.  Please note that we will be putting presenters into groups on Friday, July 30, and so we will not be accepting late submissions. This is meant to be a real workshop format, so feel free to submit earlier stage drafts.  However long your submission is, please include a note on the document you submit identifying the 10 pages that readers should focus on in anticipation of the presentation.  The original post is reprinted below.

Here’s the initial announcement, which includes the registration link:

The organizers of the Civil Procedure Workshop (“CPW”), an annual gathering of civil procedure scholars, look forward to an in-person gathering at Northwestern University in May 2022.  In the meanwhile, we invite all interested in civil procedure scholarship to participate in an online works-in-progress series the CPW has scheduled for July 15, 2021, and August 12, 2021.  Both sessions will proceed from 1:00-3:00 pm east coast.  Anyone who wishes to present a paper on a topic related to civil procedure is welcome and encouraged to do so.  We will organize participants into small discussion groups, to enable all authors to present their work and receive feedback from colleagues.   

Authors are encouraged to present their work in whatever form it takes.  Full drafts are welcome, but so too are shorter summaries or partially completed papers.   

Those who do not wish to present their work are also encouraged to attend.  We hope that these sessions will give colleagues a chance to gather, if only online, and continue to support our national community of procedure scholars that many of us enjoy so much.    

Please register for the works-in-progress series here.  

You are encouraged to attend both sessions and are welcome to present at one, both, or neither.  If you plan to present your work, we ask that you submit your paper to the organizers by July 1, 2021, for the July 15 session, and by July 29, 2021, for the August 12 session, to give organizers a chance to assemble groups and distribute papers to participants.  If you are presenting a full draft, we ask that you also identify a ten-page excerpt that readers can particularly focus on in advance of the discussions. 

 

Hope to see y’all there!

 

 

 

 

July 28, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Law & Contemporary Problems Issue in Honor of Francis McGovern: Innovations in Complex Litigation and Settlement

Duke’s Law & Contemporary Problems has published an issue in honor of Francis McGovern, Innovations in Complex Litigation and Settlement. Here are the details and links to the symposium contributions:

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July 27, 2021 in Class Actions, Conferences/Symposia, Mass Torts, MDLs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 26, 2021

AALS Federal Courts Section - Call for Nominations: Best Untenured Article on Federal Jurisdiction

Here is the announcement:

The AALS Section on Federal Courts is pleased to announce the 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 2022 AALS Annual Meeting.

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, 2021 (date of actual publication determines eligibility). Eligible authors are those who, at the close of nominations (i.e., as of September 15, 2021), are untenured, full-time faculty members at AALS member or affiliate schools, and have not previously won the award. Nominations (and questions about the award) should be directed to Prof. Leah Litman at the University of Michigan Law School (lmlitman@umich.edu). Without exception, all nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on September 15, 2021. Nominations will be reviewed by a prize committee comprised of Professors Curt Bradley (University of Chicago), Maggie Gardner (Cornell), Leah Litman (Michigan), Joanna Schwartz (UCLA), and Diego Zambrano (Stanford), with the result announced at the Federal Courts section program at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting.

 

 

 

July 26, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Federal Courts, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 12, 2021

Zoom Celebration of Judge Jack Weinstein (Wednesday 7/14)

NYU Law School’s Center on Civil Justice is hosting a Zoom celebration of the life of Judge Jack Weinstein, on Wednesday, July 14th, 2:30pm-4:30pm (EDT). Details here.

Confirmed speakers include: Sheila Birnbaum (Dechert), Elizabeth Cabraser (Leiff Cabraser), Hon. Denise Cote (SDNY), Marc Falkoff (NIU), Ken Feinberg (Feinberg Law Offices), Hon. John Gleeson (Debevoise), John Goldberg (Harvard), Samuel Issacharoff (NYU), Troy McKenzie (NYU), Chris Seeger (Seeger Weiss), and Adam Zimmerman (Loyola).

Here’s the link to register.

 

 

 

 

July 12, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Juries, Voir Dire, Batson, and Beyond: Achieving Fairness in Civil Jury Trials (Pound Civil Justice Institute Webcast, 7/17/2021)

The Pound Civil Justice Institute’s 2021 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges will be held by webcast on Saturday, July 17 (11:00 am – 5:30 pm EDT). The topic is “Juries, Voir Dire, Batson, and Beyond: Achieving Fairness in Civil Jury Trials,” and it will feature papers by Valerie Hans and Shari Diamond.

Academics who wish to attend can register here (deadline: July 8). Here is the full program:

Download 2021 Forum Agenda

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Recent Scholarship, State Courts | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 28, 2021

Reminder: Summer 2021 Civil Procedure Workshop Works-In-Progress Series

Just a quick reminder that the first of two online civil procedure works-in-progress sessions will be happening on July 15. If you’d like to present, the deadline to upload your paper is this Thursday, July 1. Here’s the form to do so.

(H/T: Pam Bookman, Brooke Coleman & Dave Marcus)

 

 

 

June 28, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Civil Procedure Workshop Summer 2021 Works-In-Progress Series (July 15 & August 12)

Pam Bookman, Brooke Coleman, and Dave Marcus have announced the CPW’s online works-in-progress series for summer 2021. Here are the details:

The organizers of the Civil Procedure Workshop (“CPW”), an annual gathering of civil procedure scholars, look forward to an in-person gathering at Northwestern University in May 2022.  In the meanwhile, we invite all interested in civil procedure scholarship to participate in an online works-in-progress series the CPW has scheduled for July 15, 2021, and August 12, 2021.  Both sessions will proceed from 1:00-3:00 pm east coast.  Anyone who wishes to present a paper on a topic related to civil procedure is welcome and encouraged to do so.  We will organize participants into small discussion groups, to enable all authors to present their work and receive feedback from colleagues. 

Authors are encouraged to present their work in whatever form it takes.  Full drafts are welcome, but so too are shorter summaries or partially completed papers. 

Those who do not wish to present their work are also encouraged to attend.  We hope that these sessions will give colleagues a chance to a gather, if only online, and continue to support our national community of procedure scholars that many of us enjoy so much.  

Please register for the works-in-progress series here.

You are encouraged to attend both sessions and are welcome to present at one, both, or neither.  If you plan to present your work, we ask that you submit your paper to the organizers by July 1, 2021, for the July 15 session, and by July 29, 2021, for the August 12 session, to give organizers a chance to assemble groups and distribute papers to participants.  If you are presenting a full draft, we ask that you also submit a ten-page excerpt that readers can particularly focus on in advance of the discussions.

 

 

 

April 27, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Virtual Event: Unpacking Iqbal (April 15, 2021)

Below are the details for Unpacking Iqbal, which will be co-hosted by the Chicago-Kent MLSA with the MLSA at UIUC and Georgetown:

When: Apr 15 (Thu), 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CDT

Where: Zoom, register here: https://lu.ma/qgugl5o3   

Ashcroft v. Iqbal is known as the seminal case that every 1L agonizes over because it transformed the pleading standard starting in 2008. But this case goes beyond pleading standards. It is intertwined with questions surrounding qualified immunity, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and carries a holding that eerily resembles a rationale for blatant racism and discrimination. We have invited panel speakers Professor Alexander Reinert (who argued the case in front of the Supreme Court) and Professor Shirin Sinnar to discuss the impact that Iqbal has had on the entire American litigation system for ethnic and racial minorities.

 

Unpacking Iqbal

 

H/T: Greg Reilly

 

 

 

 

 

April 14, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Twombly/Iqbal | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Stetson Law Review Virtual Symposium: "Civil Procedure Transformation After Fifteen Years of the Roberts Court" (April 9, 2021)

Here is the announcement and registration details:

Stetson Law Review is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 Virtual Symposium: Civil Procedure Transformation After Fifteen Years of the Roberts Court.  The Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, April 9 from 1-4:30 p.m. Panels will discuss the Roberts Court’s transformative influence on personal jurisdiction doctrine, court access and choice, as well as the adjudication process. More information on the panels and panelists can be found at https://www2.stetson.edu/law-review/symposia/.

The event will be held over Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email lrmarked@law.stetson.edu or register directly at https://lnkd.in/eggmuJM.

 

 

 

April 6, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Emory & Oxford Zoom Series: "Quo Vadis civil justice? Filling the gaps in civil justice in the U.S. and Europe" (March 26, April 30, May 28)

Here is the announcement (H/T Rich Freer):

Emory University School of Law and The University of Oxford’s Center for Socio-Legal Studies Swiss Re Programme for Civil Justice Systems are hosting a three-part Zoom event titled, Quo Vadis civil justice? Filling the gaps in civil justice in the U.S. and Europe. The first event is this Friday, March 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time. The others will follow, respectively, in April and May. The link to register for Friday’s event is below.

The ‘Filling the Gaps’ series will gather lawmakers, policymakers, scholars, business representatives and legal practitioners who will offer insights into the seismic shift the contemporary civil justice systems in Europe and the U.S. are experiencing. They will reflect on the search for just, efficient, and effective civil justice mechanisms, trace the trajectories of reforms, assess the reasons for differences in trajectories, and attempt to answer the perennial question: can we learn from one another?

Panels

Panel 1: Current Trends in Civil Litigation

March 26, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (EDT)

The panel discussion explores developments in civil litigation. The recent trends in civil litigation in the U.S. have been the subject of some concern in academia and legal practice. The civil process and courthouses are affected by the growing pressures towards better case management and the omnipresent goal of efficiency. Some key elements of the ‘American procedural exceptionalism’ lost a great deal of their potency. European civil justice policy, while also under pressure from the efficiency advocates, continues to focus on encouraging more litigation. Reforms across Europe reflect movements towards some elements of the American-style (or common law-style) litigation. European lawmakers are looking into, or have already established, new mechanisms encouraging litigation, both on an individual and collective basis.

Speakers

Mary Anne Bobinski (Dean of Emory School of Law)
Christopher Hodges (University of Oxford)
Magdalena Tulibacka (Emory Law)
Sean Farhang (Berkeley Law, University of California)
Richard Freer (Emory Law)
Xandra Kramer (Erasmus School of Law, Rotterrdam)
Malgorzata Posnow-Wurm (European Commission)
John Sorabji (University College London Faculty of Law)
Stefaan Voet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

To register, please click here.

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March 24, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, International/Comparative Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 15, 2021

Emory Law Conference on Federal Diversity Jurisdiction (Friday, March 19)

Emory Law School’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance is hosting a conference on federal diversity jurisdiction this Friday, March 19 (11:20am – 5:40pm Eastern Time).

Here’s the link to register: https://emorylaw.wufoo.com/forms/conference-on-federal-diversity-jurisdiction/

(H/T: Jonathan Nash)

March 15, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Federal Courts, Subject Matter Jurisdiction | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Private Enforcement & Environmental Law: Civil Society Organizations, Public Interests, and Accountability (Online Workshop, Friday 3/12/2021)

Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the University of Chicago Law School are hosting an online workshop tomorrow (Friday 3/12, 8:15 am – 2:45 pm EST), Private Enforcement & Environmental Law: Civil Society Organizations, Public Interests, and Accountability.

Here’s the registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5bIbkK03QyCy2u_mZge5yQ

More details on this flyer:

Download AD - Private Enforcement Workshop March 12 2021

(H/T: Zach Clopton)

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 5, 2021

Today: Alabama Law Review Virtual Symposium, Ten Years of the Supreme Court's Personal Jurisdiction Revival

It’s not too late to register for the Alabama Law Review’s virtual symposium (via Zoom), Ten Years of the Supreme Court’s Personal Jurisdiction Revival. The program will run from 9:00am–3:30pm central time. You can register here.

Hope to see you all soon!

 

 

March 5, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Supreme Court Cases | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshop Resumes Tuesday, March 2

The Spring 2021 Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshop resumes this Tuesday, March 2, at 3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT. Beth Burch will discuss Multi-District Litigation.

Hope to see folks there!

 

 

 

March 1, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Mass Torts, MDLs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 26, 2021

Alabama Law Review Virtual Symposium (Friday, March 5): Ten Years of the Supreme Court's Personal Jurisdiction Revival

Next Friday, March 5, the Alabama Law Review will be hosting a virtual symposium (via Zoom) entitled Ten Years of the Supreme Court’s Personal Jurisdiction Revival. The program will run from 9:00am–3:30pm central time. You can register here if you would like to attend. Here is the announcement:

Personal jurisdiction—a court’s power to make binding judgments regarding the parties or property involved in a lawsuit—is a threshold issue in every civil action. It is also a matter of constitutional due process in which the Supreme Court, at various points in its history, has been deeply involved. However, for more than twenty years during the 1990s and 2000s, the Court remained silent—even as the nature of civil litigation, commerce, and society itself changed dramatically. That silence ended in 2011, with Goodyear and McIntyre, commencing a significant period of renewed interest by the Court. Ten years later, judges, lawyers, and legal scholars alike are continuing to analyze and debate the ramifications of these decisions.

On Friday, March 5, the Alabama Law Review will host a virtual symposium from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. CST. The symposium, entitled Ten Years of the Supreme Court’s Personal Jurisdiction Revival, will explore the Court’s recent decisions and the questions they raise going forward. The symposium will feature renowned scholars, including a keynote address by Arthur Miller of New York University School of Law, and experienced practitioners, including Sean Marotta and Deepak Gupta, who argued the Ford cases—the Supreme Court’s latest foray into personal jurisdiction—this Term.

Other speakers include Robin Effron, Rich Freer, Maggie Gardner, Alexandra Lahav, Alan Morrison, Larry Solum & Max Crema, and Ben Spencer, as well as Alabama litigators Greg Cook, Diandra “Fu” Debrosse, Kim Martin, and Dave Wirtes.

Hope everyone can join us. It should be a fun, stimulating event. And maybe the Supreme Court itself will add to the excitement by handing down its decision in Ford next week too! (Can’t make any promises on that, though.) 

 

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Legal Tech and the Future of Civil Justice

Stanford Law School is hosting a four-session virtual conference entitled Legal Tech and the Future of Civil Justice. The second installment happens tomorrow (February 17) at 9:00am PST. More details and registration info here.

(H/T David Engstrom)

 

 

February 16, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Festschrift for Steve Burbank (Feb. 12 & 13, 2021): Civil Procedure, Judicial Administration, and the Future of the Field

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Journal of Constitutional Law are hosting a Festschrift in Honor of Steve Burbank entitled Civil Procedure, Judicial Administration, and the Future of the Field. It will be held virtually on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13.

Details are on the following flyer:

Download Law Review Symposium 2021

You can register here.

(H/T: Tobias Wolff & Andrew Bradt)

 

 

February 3, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 1, 2021

Spring 2021 Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshops

With the new year comes three new monthly installments of the Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshop. This semester, they’re happening on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT. Here’s the lineup, which starts tomorrow:  

February 2, 2021: Pamela Bookman & David Noll -- Ad Hoc Procedure

March 2, 2021: Beth Burch -- Multi-District Litigation

April 6, 2021: David Engstrom & Jonah Gelbach -- Legal Tech

May 4, 2021: Open Discussion --- Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct.

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 29, 2021

Call for Submissions: SEALS Works-In-Progress Series

Below is the call for submissions for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Works-In-Progress series, which will occur at the 2021 SEALS Annual Conference (July 26 - August 1, Amelia Island, Florida).

The deadline to submit an abstract is February 5, 2021.

Download 2021 Works-in-Progress Letter (Second Revision)

(H/T: Lou Virelli)

 

 

 

 

 

January 29, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)