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CLIFFORD SYMPOSIUM: Judge Weinstein's Impact on Civil Justice in America

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DePaul Chicago, IL 60604

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clifsympcover20th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law & Social Policy

The 2014 Clifford Symposium will explore Judge Jack Weinstein’s impact on a broad range of topics in civil justice, from torts, civil procedure and the law of evidence, to broader notions about what it means to be a judge and to seek justice in America’s courts.

Special Video Address | April 24, 2014

Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This program has been approved for up to 9.75 hours of CLE credit.

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45 Opening Remarks

  • Stephan Landsman, Robert A. Clifford Professor of Tort Law and Social Policy
  • Gregory Mark, Dean, DePaul University College of Law
  • Robert Clifford, Principal and Founder, Clifford Law Offices

10:00 Special Video Address:
JACK WEINSTEIN AND THE LAW: A FELLOW JURIST’S PERSPECTIVE
The Honorable Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

10:30 Group Session I: JUDGE WEINSTEIN AND PROCEDURE

Presenters:

  • Howard Erichson -The Anti-Proceduralist Judge
  • Alexandra Lahav - Participation and Procedure
  • David Marcus - Two Models of the Litigation in Civil Litigation
  • Linda Mullenix - Competing Values: The Tension Between Litigation Autonomy and Collective Redress
  • Adam Zimmerman - The Global Convergence of Global Settlements

Discussant: Catherine Sharkey

12:30 Lunch

1:15 Group Session II: JUDGE WEINSTEIN AND TORTS

Presenters:

  • John Goldberg - Judging on the Edge: Mass Torts or Mass Equity?
  • James Hackney - Judge Weinstein and the Construction of Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History
  • Robert Rabin - Judge Weinstein and the World of Tort in Historical Perspective
  • Catherine Sharkey - The BP Oil Spill Settlement: Judge Weinstein’s Legacy

Discussant: Kenneth Feinberg - Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: How Judge Weinstein Tailors the Law to Meet the Challenges

3:15 Break

3:30 Group Session III: JUDGE WEINSTEIN AND EVIDENCE

Presenters:

  • David Faigman - Organized Common Sense: Judge Jack Weinstein’s Uncommonly Sensible Approach to Expert Evidence
  • Richard Friedman - Jack Weinstein, Hearsay Reform and the Missing Link
  • Jennifer Mnookin - Evidence in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Discussant: Stephan Landsman

5:00 Concluding Remarks

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Remarks by Judge Weinstein
Mass Litigations and Disasters Require the Integration and Coordination of Our Legal Systems

9:30 Group Session IV: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PROFESSION

Presenters:

  • Kenneth Feinberg
  • John Gleeson
  • Judith Kaye
  • Brian Martinotti
  • Shira Scheindlin

Discussant: Stephan Landsman

11:30 Break

11:45 Group Session V: PERSPECTIVES FROM ACADEMIA

Presenters:

  • Susan Bandes - Empathy and Article III: Judge Weinstein, Cases and Controversies
  • Anita Bernstein - The Feminist Jurisprudence of Jack B. Weinstein
  • Shari Diamond - What a (Very) Smart Judge Knows About Juries
  • Jeffrey Morris - Leadership from the District Court: The Impact of the Much Respected, Much Reversed, Jack Weinstein on the Law
  • Elizabeth Schneider - Procedure as Substance
  • Tom Tyler - The Psychology of Aggregation: Promise and Potential Pitfalls

Discussant: Stephan Landsman

1:30 Concluding Remarks