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First Annual Civil Justice Symposium for Members and Staff: Congressional Oversight of the Civil Justice System

Event Date: Tuesday, June 14 to Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The Academy is pleased to be hositing its first annual Civil Justice Symposium.  The Symposium will feature a combination of lecture and panel discussions related to law and economics and the civil justice system.  Key legal and policy issues to be addresses include: 

Economics of Consumer Protection

Henry N. Butler, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center

Congressional Oversight of the Civil Justice System

This panel discussion will take up three issues ripe for congressional oversight includeing Use of Contingent Fee Lawyers by State Attorneys General, Class Action Cy Pres Awards, and Financing of Litigation by Third Party Investors. 

Walter W. Cohen, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP and Former Activing Attorney General of Pennsylvania

Martin H. Redish, Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy, Northwestern University

Paul Rubin, Sanuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics, Emory University

Member Perspectives on Legal Reform

Congressman Dan Boren

Congressman Trent Franks

Congressman Bob Goodlatte

 

 

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