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Fall 2024 Reading Group

Advanced Topics in Civil Procedure

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure

Exam Type: No Exam

We will read and discuss both classic and new scholarly articles on a range of procedural issues. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL), preclusion, conflicts of law, the globalization of American litigation and cross-border litigation, litigation financing, and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Our emphasis will be on more theoretical papers. The goals of the reading group are to enhance students’ knowledge of a variety of procedural topics; to consider different theoretical approaches to the field of procedure; and to examine what makes a piece of scholarship more or less successful. There is no exam or formal writing requirement, but students are expected to read each session’s paper and to submit one question for discussion prior to each session.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD.