Freer discusses Supreme Court’s ground-breaking personal jurisdiction decisions
Emory Law’s Professor of Law Richard D. Freer was one of 13 panelists for the Oct. 14 symposium “Personal Jurisdiction for the 21st Century: The Implications of McIntyre and Goodyear Dunlop Tires,” presented by the South Carolina Law Review at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
The event focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 decision in two cases: J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, stream of commerce-specific jurisdiction, and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, general jurisdiction. The cases represented the Court's first efforts in the field of personal jurisdiction in more than 20 years.
Freer presented the paper “Justice Brennan’s Ironic Legacy in Personal Jurisdiction.” Keynote speaker for the symposium was Arthur R. Miller, University Professor at New York University School of Law. In addition to Professor Freer, other principal presenters were Lea Brilmayer, Howard M. Holtzman Professor of International Law at Yale Law School; Linda J. Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law at NYU; Allan R. Stein, Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law-Camden; and Adam N. Steinman, Professor of Law and Michael J. Zimmer Fellow at Seton Hall Law School. Commenters on papers included Dean Wendy C. Perdue, of the University of Richmond, and Professor Paul Carrington of Duke Law School.
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