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2014 Spring Symposium

Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that, in addition to hosting the Spring 2014 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, it will host a symposium on the morning of April 10, 2014 to commemorate the Honorable Mark R. Kravitz, United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. Judge Kravitz served as a federal judge until his death in October 2012. In addition, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Judge Kravitz to the Standing Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure in 2001. Chief Justice Roberts appointed Judge Kravitz Chair of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules in 2007, and then appointed Judge Kravitz Chair of the Standing Committee in 2011. During his time as Chair of the Advisory Committee Judge Kravitz oversaw the revision of Rule 56 in 2010. In attendance at this symposium will be judges, law professors, and attorneys who had the privilege of working with Judge Kravitz. Participants will be discussing substantive legal issues surrounding the work of the Advisory Committee and presenting tributes to Judge Kravitz’s life and work. At this symposium Dean Robert Klonoff, who is a Member of the Rules Committee, will present a tribute from Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Dean Klonoff and Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to host the following symposium contributors and participants:

  • Elizabeth Cabraser, Member of the Rules Committee and Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and Peter Keisler, Member of the Rules Committee and Partner at Sidley Austin have co-authored a tribute.
  • The Honorable David Campbell, Chair of the Rules Committee and U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona will moderate a panel on applying federal rules in practice.
  • Chuck Cooper, Member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and attorney has contributed a tribute.
  • Professor Ed Cooper, Reporter for the Rules Committee and Professor at University of Michigan Law School has submitted an article.
  • Professor Ed Brunet, Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School has contributed an essay to the symposium responding to Professor Cooper’s article.
  • The Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Director of the Federal Judicial Center and U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California has contributed a tribute.
  • Professor Rick Marcus, Associate Reporter for the Rules Committee and professor at U.C. Hastings Law School has submitted an article.
  • The Honorable Lee Rosenthal, former Chair of the Standing Committee and the Rules Committee, and U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, and Professor Steven Gensler, former Member of the Rules Committee and Professor at University of Oklahoma College of Law have co-authored an article.
  • The Honorable Anthony Scirica, former Chair of the Standing Committee, former Member of the Rules Committee, and Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has contributed a tribute.
  • The Honorable Jeffrey Sutton, Chair of the Standing Committee and Judge for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will moderate a panel on the rulemaking process.
  • The Honorable Diane Wood, Former Member of the Standing Committee and Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has submitted an article.

The Law School wishes to thank Judge Jeremy Fogel and the Federal Judicial Center for planning and co-sponsoring this event.

Judge Kravitz Symposium Schedule

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and introduction from Dean Klonoff
8:45 – 8:50 Tribute by Chief Justice John G. Roberts (read by Dean Klonoff)
8:50 – 9:00 Chuck Cooper Tribute
9:00 – 9:10 Judge Fogel Tribute
9:15 – 10:15 Panel on the Rulemaking Process
  • Moderator: Judge Sutton
  • Prof. Marcus
  • Prof. Cooper
  • Prof. Brunet
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 10:40 Elizabeth Cabraser and Peter Keisler Tribute
10:40 – 11:45 Panel on Applying the Rules
  • Moderator: Judge Campbell
  • Prof. Gensler
  • Judge Rosenthal
  • Judge Wood
11:50 – 12:00 Judge Scirica Tribute

Symposium Authors

The authors’ pre-publication, original manuscripts are available for preview below.

Edward H. Cooper
Revising Civil Rule 56: Judge Mark R. Kravitz and the Rules Enabling Act

Richard Marcus
How to Steer an Ocean Liner

Diane P. Wood
Back to the Basics of Erie

Lee H. Rosenthal & Steven S. Gensler
Right-Sizing the Civil Rules

Edward Brunet
The Civil Rules Commitee and Rule 56

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