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Class Actions, Mass Torts, and MDLs: The Next 50 Years Symposium

Date: November 1 - November 2 Location: Law Campus

  • Joshua Jay Elliott

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Class Actions, Mass Torts, and MDLs: The Next 50 Years

An academic symposium for attorneys, law professors and students, judges and law clerks, and public officials.

This symposium is cosponsored by the Pound Civil Justice Institute and Lewis & Clark Law School.


  • The Current State of State Court Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation
  • The Future of Mass Torts
  • Collective Preclusion: Inaccessible Arbitration
  • The Roles of Attorneys in MDLs
  • The Class Action Objectors/Rule 23 Amendments
  • Cy Pres and Class Action Settlements
  • Deregulation and Private Enforcement
  • Class Actions and Social Justice Reform


  • Faculty Conference Chair: Prof. Robert Klonoff (Lewis & Clark)
  • Prof. Lynn Baker (Texas) 
  • Prof. Robert Bone (Texas)
  • Prof. Andrew Bradt (Berkeley)
  • Prof. Zachary Clopton (Cornell)
  • Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick (Vanderbilt)
  • Prof. Samuel Issacharoff (NYU)
  • Prof. Alexandra Lahav (Connecticut)
  • Prof. David Marcus (UCLA)
  • Prof. Arthur Miller (NYU)
  • Prof. David Noll (Rutgers)
  • Prof. Theodore Rave (Houston)
  • Prof. Adam Steinman (Alabama)
  • Prof. Judith Resnik (Yale)
  • Hon. Robert M. Dow, Jr. (ND-IL)

Fees and Registration:

Free to judges, academics, law students, public officials, and Fellows of the Pound Institute. All others:
$250 - full symposium
$150 - 1 day
*CLE Accredited
Register here 


Limited paid parking will be available on campus. Public transportation is encouraged.


For more information, please contact Ronna Craig at 503-768-6716 or 

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