Multidistrict Litigation Focus of Louisiana Law Review’s Annual Symposium

The Louisiana Law Review’s 2013 symposium, Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation’s MDL Laboratory, will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.  Admission is free. 6.0 hours of Louisiana CLE credits are available. Click here for the brochure and registration information. The deadline to pre-register is March 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Lewis or Justin Marocco.

The procedural landscape of multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been rapidly evolving and become a critical focal point of complex litigation. MDL cases have generated a vast array of procedural and administrative innovations aimed not only at efficient management of massive numbers of cases, but also forging new pathways to global settlements. The Eastern District of Louisiana has been the source of many of these innovations, offering path making approaches to managing, administering, and ultimately resolving some of the most complicated disputes in the nation. How have these innovations come to be, and what do they mean for the future of MDL in Louisiana and the nation? The Louisiana Law Review is proud to bring together leading federal judges, attorneys and scholars to explore these questions. 

Presenters include the following: Honorable Lee Rosenthal, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Honorable Eldon Fallon,United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Honorable Stanwood Duval, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Francis McGovern, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law; Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein, LLP; Samuel Issacharoff, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Teddy Rave, Furman Fellow, NYU School of Law; Calvin Fayard, Fayard & Honeycutt, APC; Patrick Juneau, Juneau David, APLC; Jeremy Grabill, Phelps Dunbar LLP; Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley, LLC; Leonard Davis, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLP and Herman Gerel, LLP; and Philip Garrett, Philip Garrett, CPA. 

The Louisiana Law Review was established to encourage legal scholarship in the student body, act as an incentive to and provide a method of training in individual research, contribute to the development of the law by scholarly criticism and analysis, foster the study of civil and comparative law, and serve the bar of the state by comments on and discussion of current cases and legal problems. It is edited by a board of student editors, with faculty cooperation. The Law Review selects student editors by considering first-year academic performance and participation in an annual writing competition.