Law & Economics Center

6th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues, November 2011

Event Date: Sunday, November 13 to Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Location: Mason Inn and Conference Center 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

The civil justice system in the United States is in a constant state of flux.  Changes occur at both the state and federal levels, through both legislative and judicial actions.  At the same time, judges face a constant barrage of new and innovative legal theories and procedural maneuvers.  The goal of the annual symposium is to provide a platform that gives judges a systematic review and critique of the most important civil justice issues of the day.

The program begins with registration, reception and dinner on Sunday, November 13, runs all day Monday, November 14 and concludes by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15. Lodging and all class sessions will be at the Mason Inn and Conference Center on George Mason University's main campus in Fairfax, Virginia.

Symposium Transcript

SUNDAY, November 13

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 Reception and Dinner

MONDAY, November 14

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Boxwoods Restaurant
8:00 – 9:10 a.m. Emerging Civil Justice Issues
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. ALI's New Principles of Aggregate Litigation
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch
1:00 – 2:20 p.m. The Future of Climate Change Litigation After AEP v. Connecticut
2:40 – 4:00 p.m. Third Party Litigation Financing
4:20 – 5:30 The Expanding Role of State AGs in Enforcing Federal Statutes
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Reception

Dinner on your own
TUESDAY, November 15

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Boxwoods Restaurant
8:00 – 9:40 a.m. Privacy Enforcement Under State Consumer Protection Acts
10:00 – 11:40 a.m. Medical Liability Reform: An Issue for the States, the Feds, or Neither?
11:40 – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon Presentation: Class Actions in the Wake of Dukes v. Walmart
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Developments in Products Liability: Generic Drug Litigation
2:30 p.m. Adjourn



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