Penn Law School to Hold Symposium on Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 26, 2007

University of Pennsylvania Law School to Hold Symposium on Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

WHAT:Perspectives on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

WHEN:Nov. 30 -Dec. 1, 2007

WHERE:University of Pennsylvania Law School

34th and Chestnut Sts.

Friday, Nov. 30

 2-2:15 p.m.   Introductory Remarks

 2:15-3:45 p.m. CAFA in Historical and Social Context

Geoffrey Hazard, Penn Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law

Stephen Burbank, Penn Law

Edward Purcell, New York Law School

Stephen Subrin, Northeastern University School of Law

 4-5:30 p.m. CAFA and Jurisdictional Policy

David Shapiro, Harvard Law School

Richard Marcus, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Chief Judge Anthony Scirica, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Tobias Barrington Wolff, Penn Law  

Saturday, Dec. 1

 8:30-10 a.m. CAFA and Regulatory Policy

Catherine Struve, Penn Law

Samuel Isaacharoff, New York University Law School

Richard Nagareda, Vanderbilt University Law School

William Rubenstein, Harvard Law School

Catherine Sharkey, New York University Law School

 10:15-11:45 a.m. CAFA and Federalism

Arthur Miller New York University Law School

Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

Suzanne Sherry, Vanderbilt University Law School

Linda Silberman, New York University Law School  

 Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch

 1:30-3 p.m. The Impact of CAFA on the Legal Profession

Deborah Hensler, Stanford Law School

Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

John Coffee, Columbia Law School

Howard Erichson, Seton Hall University Law School  

 3:15-4:45 p.m.The Impact of CAFA on the Federal Courts

Stephen Burbank, Penn Law

Kevin Clermont, Cornell Law School

Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell Law School

Emery Lee, Federal Judicial Center

Judge Lee Rosenthal, United States

District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Thomas Willging, Federal Judicial Center