2014 Thrower Symposium



Emory Law Journal
presents

THE 2014 RANDOLPH W. THROWER SYMPOSIUM

AMERICAN DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN 2020:
THE DEATH OF GROUP VINDICATION OF THE LAW?

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
1301 CLIFTON ROAD
ATLANTA, GEORGIA

 

The Randolph W. Thrower Symposium is part of an endowed lecture series sponsored by Mr. Thrower's family and hosted by the Emory Law Journal and Emory University School of Law.

Arthur R. Miller, University Professor at New York University School of Law, will deliver the keynote speech.

Recently, the Supreme Court has cut back on the ability of parties to press claims collectively. Starting with Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp., running through AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, and continuing this year with Comcast Corp. v. Behrend and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the Court has transformed the manner in which individuals may press their claims. Pushing beyond the scope of past symposia on differing methods of dispute resolution, the symposium will focus on the implications of a system that shuts out consumers and other citizens from collective vindication of their contractual and other economic rights. Explored through the framework of class actions, mass arbitrations, and global settlements, these broad implications will emerge as answers to underlying questions regarding the efficiency, manageability, and even desirability of this potential extinction of group actions. To that end, the 2014 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium presented by the Emory Law Journal will bring together the leading scholars and practitioners in the realm of complex litigation as it relates to this potentially tectonic shift in our legal system.

The Symposium is free and open to the public. For members of the Georgia Bar, it is an excellent and inexpensive opportunity to obtain CLE credit. The $65 registration fee covers five general CLE credits, parking, breakfast, lunch, and a reception after the event. The registration fee is waived for clerks and judges.

Click here for the symposium schedule.

Online registration is now closed. Registration by cash or check is available the day of the symposium.

Click here for parking information.

For more information, please email us at thrower(at)law.emory.edu.