Monday, March 26, 2018

Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018

The University of Connecticut School of Law and Insurance Law Center invite you to a conference on

“Pricing Litigation Risk in the 21st Century”

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9 to 2

Please join us for a first of its kind conference on measuring and managing litigation risk.  Bringing together thought leaders in law, finance, insurance, and economics, from practice and academia, this conference will explore new approaches to evaluating litigation risk, including the latest tools available such as digital and data analytics, artificial intelligence, and game theory.  We will examine the methods for evaluating risk currently in use, explore new approaches, and consider what limitations constrain our ability to evaluate and quantify litigation risk.

Panel Topics Include:

  • Current Methods: Perspectives from Law Firms, Finance, and Insurance
  • Innovations: Probability Theory and Data Analytics
  • New Directions, Possibilities and Critique


  • David Abrams, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Natalie Chairamonte, Vice President, Sovereign Insurance
  • Andrew Cohen, Vice President, Burford Capital
  • Eric Falkenberry, Partner, DLA Piper
  • James Heavner, Senior Vice President, Director of Litigation, The Hartford
  • Daniel Martin Katz, Associate Professor, Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent Law
  • William Narwold, Partner, Motley Rice
  • Elizabeth Sacksteder, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Selvyn Seidel, CEO, Fulbrook Capital Management
  • Kathryn Spier, Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Marc Victor, President, Litigation Risk Analysis

To register, please visit

Registration is required by April 23. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Registration is free of charge, parking $3/day. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance.  Eligible for CT CLE credit.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Papers

The Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at Stanford Law School.  Here's the blurb from its tireless organizers:

We are excited to announce the fourth annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be held Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California on November 9-10, 2018.

The CPW 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 ongoing goal is for the CPW to strengthen the study of procedure as an academic discipline, and to deepen ties among the academy, rulemakers, and the judiciary.

Confirmed participants for 2018 include the Hon. Diane Wood, Janet Alexander, Elizabeth Burch, Margaret Lemos, David Engstrom, Myriam Gilles, and Deborah Hensler. We welcome all civil procedure scholars to attend. Those wishing to present a paper for discussion should submit a two-page abstract by March 23, 2018.

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 May 4, 2018. Please send all submissions or related questions to Norman Spaulding.

The CPW 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.

Norman Spaulding (Stanford), [email protected]

Dave Marcus (Arizona), [email protected]

Liz Porter (UW), [email protected]

Brooke Coleman (Seattle U), [email protected]

March 6, 2018 in Conferences, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)