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04.03.09| Fri
Against Settlement: 25 Years Later
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School
Sponsor: Fordham Law Review; Fordham Conflict Resolution and ADR Program
CLE Credits: 0
Tel: 212.636-6945
Email: cle@law.fordham.edu

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE PLEASE REGISTER AT DOOR.

The Fordham Law Review presents
Against Settlement: Twenty-Five Years Later


Friday | April 3, 2009
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School | McNally Amphitheatre
140 West 62nd Street | New York, NY 10023

In 1984, Owen Fiss provocatively argued that the ADR movement overvalued settlement, that adjudication serves a purpose greater than dispute resolution, and that "[c]ivil litigation is an instrument for using state power to bring a recalcitrant reality closer to our chosen ideals." Against Settlement, 93 Yale L.J. 1073 (1984). What do we make of his arguments twenty-five years later? In the intervening years, the dispute resolution field has matured, public interest lawyering has changed, aggregate litigation has grown with comprehensive resolution as an expected endgame, and global perspectives on litigation have become more prominent, shedding new light on the arguments Fiss raised.

The Fordham Law Review has assembled a remarkable group – many of the nation’s leading voices in ADR, complex litigation, and public interest lawyering – for a one-day symposium to reconsider questions of settlement and adjudication in civil litigation.

Program Schedule:

8:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:00 WELCOME

Prof. Howard Erichson
Fordham Law


9:15–10:45 SESSION 1

Prof. John Bronsteen
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Prof. Samuel Issacharoff
New York University School of Law

Moderator: Prof. Matthew Diller
Fordham Law


10:45–11:00 BREAK


11:00–12:30 SESSION 2

Kenneth Feinberg, Esq.
Feinberg Rozen, LLP

Prof. Susan Sturm
Columbia University School of Law

Hon. Jack Weinstein
Eastern District of New York

Moderator: Prof. Michael M. Martin
Fordham Law


12:30–2:00 LUNCH


2:00–3:30 SESSION 3

Prof. Amy Cohen
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Prof. Michael Moffitt
University of Oregon School of Law

Prof. Jacqueline Nolan-Haley
Fordham Law

Moderator: Prof. Beth Schwartz
Fordham Law


3:30–3:45 BREAK


3:45–4:30 REMARKS: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEA

Introduction: Dean William Michael Treanor
Fordham Law

Prof. Owen Fiss
Yale Law School


4:30–5:15 DISCUSSION

All participants

Moderator: Prof. Howard Erichson
Fordham Law


5:15 COCKTAIL RECEPTION


This symposium is co-sponsored by the Fordham Conflict Resolution and ADR Program.


Registration Fee:This event is free and open to the public ($10 fee for lunch)

Additional information: symposiumeditor@gmail.com

Location: James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham University School of Law, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE PLEASE REGISTER AT DOOR.


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