Civil Litigation Reform in the Trump Era—Video Now Available!

Civil Litigation Reform in the Trump Era:  Threats and Opportunities

In the first year of the Trump presidency, several litigation reform bills passed the House of Representatives. The fate of these bills remains uncertain, but the set of issues they raise will not disappear anytime soon. Legal reform advocates see an opportune moment to pursue an aggressive reform agenda, while critics view the bills as threats to civil justice. In addition, the Trump administration has been at the center of a swirl of litigation, raising issues about the role and processes of civil justice. The Fordham Law Review‘s spring symposium addressed the prospects of civil litigation reform in the Trump era, taking seriously both the threat to the justice system and the opportunities for improving the litigation process.

Speakers: Mark Behrens, John Beisner, Andrew Bradt, Stephen Burbank, Scott Dodson, Howard Erichson, Sean Farhang, Jonah Gelbach, Maria Glover, Deborah Hensler, Alexandra Lahav, Judge Lee Rosenthal

Panel 1: Welcome & Understanding the Landscape

Panel 2: Understanding the Current Legislative Proposals

Panel 3: Multidistrict Litigation Reform

Panel 4: The Bigger Picture & Closing Thoughts