Section 001, Spring 2020
Section Description Provided by Instructor
The predominant modes of aggregating and centralizing similar claims, competing cases, and common issues for unitary management and adjudication have expanded from the “traditional” class action to mass torts and the emerging phenomenon of multidistrict litigation, or “MDLs”. This seminar will explore the organizational, choice-of-law, trial, and settlement issues arising in these forms of aggregate litigation, the central role of the trial judge as activist case manager, and the litigation strategies of plaintiffs’ counsel, defense counsel, and in-house counsel. We will utilize contemporary examples of each form of litigation, follow important cases in real time, and gain strategic and practical insights from guest speakers who are leading the prosecution and defense of major cases.
R 2:20 pm-4:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit