The Conservative Case for Class Actions—and the Liberal Case Against Them

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/12/20
11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Location
Petterino\'s

Hosted by
Chicago Federalist Society



The Conservative Case for Class Actions—and the Liberal Case Against Them

Chicago Federalist Society

Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Professor Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School will debate Professor Marty Redish of Northwestern Law School on Professor Fitzpatrick’s new book: The Conservative Case for Class Actions (University of Chicago Press). As the book title suggests, Professor Fitzpatrick will make the case for class actions from the conservative perspective, but Professor Redish will make the case against class actions from the liberal perspective. Class action lawyer Brian Murray will moderate. Please join us for this provocative and counterintuitive event!

About the Speakers

Brian Fitzpatrick is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN. He graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School, clerked on the Ninth Circuit for Diarmuid O’Scannlain, and on the Supreme Court for Anontin Scalia. He has studied class actions since joining Vanderbilt in 2007. His 2010 peer-reviewed article, An Empirical Study of Class Actions and Their Fee Awards, is still the most comprehensive empirical study of class action settlements in federal court.

Martin Redish is the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He is the author of 17 books, including Wholesale Justice: Constitutional Democracy and the Problem of the Class Action Lawsuit (Stanford Press; 2009), and over 100 scholarly articles. He is regularly included on Hein Online’s list of the 20 most cited legal scholars of all time, and in 2016 was included in a St. Thomas Law School study as one of the top 20 scholars for impact on judicial decision making. He has testified before congressional committees on numerous occasions, including on the subject of class action reform.

Brian Murray is an attorney with Rathje Woodward LLC. Before that, he was a partner in an AmLaw 10 law firm, where he worked for more than 15 years. He graduated first in his class from the Notre Dame Law School, clerked on the Ninth Circuit for Diarmuid O’Scannlain, and on the Supreme Court for Antonin Scalia. He concentrates his practice in the areas of class actions and complex commercial litigation, and teaches in those areas at the University of Chicago Law School.

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Program
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Q&A

$35 Members/$40 non-members
($40/$50 after March 9, 2020)
$25 Students (with ID)

Plated lunch will be served. 
Enter on Randolph Street for Petterino’s Banquets (lower level).
Space is limited. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone not pre-registered.

 

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