The Pound Institute holds periodic Academic Symposia in conjunction with the nation’s top law schools in an effort to produce new empirical research supportive of the civil justice system. The academic papers prepared for the symposia are published in the co-sponsoring law schools' Law Reviews. Topics of recent and upcoming symposia include the "war" on the U.S. civil justice system, the future of redress for injured workers in light of changing employment law, mandatory arbitration, and medical malpractice. Symposia are CLE-accredited, and free to Pound Fellows, judges, academics, students and non-profits. Attorneys who are not Pound Fellows may attend for a nominal charge.
2017 - The Jury Trial and Remedy Guarantees: Fundamental Right or Paper Tiger?
cosponsored with the Oregon LawReview and the Oregon Jury Project
2016 - The Demise of the Grand Bargain: Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century
cosponsored with Rutgers Center for Risk & Responsibility and Northeastern University School of Law
2015 - The "War" on the U.S. Civil Justice System
cosponsored with Emory University School of Law
2005 - Medical Malpractice
cosponsored with Vanderbilt University Law School
2002 - Mandatory Arbitration
cosponsored with Duke University School of Law