Michigan Law School to host symposium

The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform will host a free symposium focused on class-action litigation on March 15 and 16 in the University of Michigan Law School's South Hall, 701 S. State St., Ann Arbor.

The symposium, titled "The Future of Class-Action Litigation," is cosponsored by the University of Michigan Law School and the Ross School of Business, and will feature top legal scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.

"We are excited to host these prominent voices in the crucial debate over the future of class-action litigation," said Patrick Thronson, Editor-in-Chief of JLR. "We look forward to continuing our tradition of symposia that advance the debate on, and develop solutions to, today's crucial issues."

This year's event will include panels focusing on the impact of arbitration clauses on class-action lawsuits and the role of damages in mass-tort litigation, a special panel on securities class actions, and a concluding panel that will propose reforms to the rules of civil procedure that govern class-action litigation in the federal courts.

In addition, attendees will hear keynote addresses that address class-action litigation from business and policy perspectives.

The Journal of Law Reform, founded in 1968, publishes articles that advocate for reforms of domestic law. Work published in JLR has been cited in several U.S. Supreme Court decisions and decisions of all but one federal circuit court of appeals.

The symposium is open to the public. For more information, contact Max Hensley at hensleym@umich.edu.

Published: Thu, Mar 7, 2013

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