April 11-12, 2014
Dockser Hall, 65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115
SPONSORED BY
Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Esq., '75
Founding and Managing Partner
All events take place in Dockser 250 unless otherwise noted.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 11, 2014

9:30 a.m. 

Conference Registration (Dockser Lobby)
Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.

Welcome

Dean Jeremy Paul, Northeastern University School of Law
Jeffrey Stempel, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Keynote Remarks
The Honorable Nancy Gertner, Professor of Practice, Harvard University School of Law

11:15 a.m.

Panel 1: The Rulemaking Process
Speakers: 
Brooke Coleman, Associate Professor, Seattle University School of Law A.
Benjamin Spencer, Professor, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Suja Thomas, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

12:30 p.m.

Lunch  (Dockser Commons)

Video remarks:
Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

2:00 p.m.

Panel 2: The Shape of Judicial Power
Speakers: 
Mark Brodin, Professor, Boston College Law School
Richard Freer, Professor, Emory University School of Law
Jeffrey Stempel, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Margaret Woo, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law

3:30 p.m.

Break 

3:45 p.m.

Panel 3: The Role of Pre-Trial Procedure
Speakers: 
The Honorable Mark Bennett, United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Elizabeth Schneider, Professor, Brooklyn Law School
Edward Sherman, Professor, Tulane University School of Law
Tobias Wolff, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception (Law School Commons)
Dockser Commons

Saturday, April 12, 2014

8:00 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast (Dockser Commons)

9:00 a.m. 

Panel 4: Equity/Aggregation
Speakers: 
Deborah Hensler, Professor, Stanford University School of Law
Rabbi Bernard Mehlman, Temple Israel of Boston
Rabbi Jeremy Morrison Temple Israel of Boston
Linda Mullenix, Professor, University of Texas School of Law
Doug Rendleman, Professor, Washington and Lee University School of Law

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. 

Panel 5: Perspectives on Trans-Substantivity
Speakers: 
Alexandra Lahav, Professor, University Of Connecticut School of Law
Margaret Kwoka ’07, Assistant Professor, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
David Marcus, Professor, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

12:30 p.m. 

Lunch (Dockser Commons)
Kimberly Kirkland ’90, Tribute to Steve Subrin

1:30 p.m.

Panel 6: Critiques of the Fourth Era with an Eye toward a Fifth 
Stephen Burbank, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Sean Farhang, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley
Thom Main ’94, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Judith Resnik, Professor, Yale University School of Law
Jeffrey Stempel, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Elizabeth Thornburg, Professor, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University

3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Margaret Woo, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
Joined by:
Steve Subrin, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law