2015 Symposium Papers

The papers contained herein are drafts prepared for the October 15, 2015 Pound/Emory Law Symposium.  The final versions will appear in Vol. 65, No. 6 of Emory Law Journal, to be published in 2016.

Keynote Address: "The Invention and Vulnerabilities of Democratic Courts"
Prof. Judith Resnik, Yale Law School
Based on the following texts:
Diffusing Disputes: The Public in the Private of Arbitration, the Private in Courts, and the Erasure of Rights
Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms

The Role of Litigation in American Democracy 
Prof. Alexandra D. Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law

Where Have All the Cases Gone? The Strange Success of Tort Reform Revisited
Prof. Stephen Daniels, American Bar Foundation
Prof. Joanne Martin, American Bar Endowment 

Exodus from and Transformation of American Civil Litigation
Prof. Richard D. Freer, Emory University School of Law

Class Warfare: The Disappearance of Low-Income Litigants from the Civil Docket
Prof. Myriam Gilles, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

The Role of Influence in the Arc of Tort “Reform”
A presentation by Prof. Georgene Vairo, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles based on her prior work.

Class Actions in the Year 2025: A Prognosis
Prof. Robert H. Klonoff, Lewis & Clark Law School 

A Common Law for the Age of Regulations
Prof. Catherine M. Sharkey, New York University School of Law