2019 Academic Symposium
A CLE-accredited academic symposium for attorneys, law professors and students, judges and law clerks, and public officials.
Co-sponsored by the National Civil Justice Institute and Lewis & Clark Law School
November 1 & 2 at Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland, OR 97219
Program Agenda / Paper Drafts / Faculty Bios / Donors / Support the Symposium
- State Class Actions and Other Aggregation Procedures
- The Future of Mass Torts
- Collective Preclusion: Inaccessible Arbitration
- The Roles of Attorneys in MDLs
- Class Action Objectors/Rule 23 Amendments
- Cy Pres and Class Action Settlements
- Deregulation and Private Enforcement
- Class Actions and Social Justice Reform
- Interlocutory Appeals
JUDICIAL & ACADEMIC FACULTY
- Faculty Conference Chair: Prof. Robert Klonoff (Lewis & Clark)
- Prof. Lynn Baker (Texas)
- Hon. Thomas A. Balmer (OR)
- Prof. Robert Bone (Texas)
- Prof. Zachary Clopton (Northwestern)
- Prof. Joshua Davis (San Francisco)
- Hon. Robert M. Dow, Jr. (ND-IL)
- Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick (Vanderbilt)
- Hon. Robert B. Freedman (Ca. Superior) (ret.)
- Stephanie Garlock (Yale 2020)
- Hon. David R. Herndon (SD-IL) (ret.)
- Prof. Samuel Issacharoff (NYU)
- Prof. Alexandra Lahav (Connecticut)
- Prof. David Marcus (UCLA)
- Prof. Arthur Miller (NYU)
- Dean Alan Morrison (GW)
- Prof. David Noll (Rutgers)
- Prof. Theodore Rave (Houston)
- Prof. Judith Resnik (Yale)
- Prof. Briana Rosenbaum (Tennessee)
- Prof. Adam Steinman (Alabama)
- Prof. Elizabeth Thornburg (SMU)
- Jennie Lee Anderson, Esq.
- Lori Andrus, Esq.
- Jennifer Bennett, Esq.
- Elizabeth Cabraser, Esq.
- Sarah Crooks, Esq.
- Sindhu Daniel, Esq.
- Brian Devine, Esq.
- Stephen Herman, Esq.
- Jocelyn Larkin, Esq.
- Gerson Smoger, Esq.
- David Sugerman, Esq.
Fees and Registration
Free to judges and law clerks, academics, law students, public officials, and Fellows of NCJI. All others:
• $250 – full symposium
• $150 – 1 day
Aggregate litigation provides vital mechanisms for the enforcement of individual rights, and is especially valuable when smaller amounts of money are at stake for individual litigants. Consolidated proceedings offer the possibility of access to justice with reduced transactional costs and less strain on public resources. As a result, consolidated multi-district litigation cases now comprise nearly 40% of the federal civil caseload, with large numbers of claims involving pharmaceutical and other products liability, environmental exposure actions, and mass accident and disaster cases. Decreased access to federal courts—through procedural hurdles like challenges to jurisdiction, “plausibility” pleading, and forced arbitration—have posed challenges to litigants who need resolution of their claims.
This academic symposium will bring together distinguished academics, judges, and practitioners to consider the present status, current challenges, and possible future outcomes for class actions, mass torts, and multi-district litigation.
The National Civil Justice Institute is a national legal think tank created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.
Lewis & Clark Law School
Lewis & Clark Law School is considered a top law school in the greater Northwest region of the United States, and specifically in the Pacific Northwest. Affiliated with Lewis & Clark College, the law school is located on a separate campus, adjacent to the college and to the beautiful Tryon Creek State Park. For more information on Lewis & Clark Law School, please visit law.lclark.edu.