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The Law and Political Economy of Civil Procedure

Mar 12, 2024


Yale Law School (Rm 127) + Zoom

Time of Event:

Tuesday 04:10 ET

Please join the LPE Project on Tuesday, March 12 at 4:10-5:10 PM ET for The Law and Political Economy of Civil Procedure. Judith Resnik (Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School) will lead a conversation featuring Brooke Coleman, Luke Norris, and Danya Reda on developing an LPE approach to civil procedure. The panel will explore the relationship between procedural rules, democratic demands, and economic power, inequality, and marginalization. The panelists will also consider more broadly what the history of procedure says about the future and role of courts in efforts to construct a more democratic, egalitarian, and inclusive political economy.  

Brooke Coleman is the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Fredric C. Tausend Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. She is the co-editor of an anthology of critical legal perspectives, A Guide to Civil Procedure: Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives, and the lead author of an innovative civil procedure casebook, Learning Civil Procedure. Luke Norris is an Associate Professor of Law at University of Richmond. Professor Norris teaches and writes in the fields of civil procedure, labor law, and employment law. Danya Shocair Reda is an Assistant Professor at UMass Law. Professor Reda’s scholarship explores the relationship between procedure and inequality. Her research has examined the use of data in procedural and court reform, and the ways in which empirical claims may be used to reinforce existing hierarchies and justify reforms that enhance unequal access to the courts.