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The Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture Series: A Conversation with The Honorable Rosalie Silberman Abella (Supreme Court of Canada)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fordham Law School Skadden Conference Center | Costantino Room | 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Please join us for a conversation with The Honorable Rosalie Silberman Abella, a distinguished jurist whose career is marked by a commitment to protecting human rights and upholding the values of equity and equality.Born in a displaced person’s camp in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1946, she and her family came to Canada as refugees in 1950. She earned her law degree at the University of Toronto and, after graduation, practiced civil and criminal litigation. In 1976, she became the youngest person appointed the judiciary in Canada, as a member of the Ontario Family Court. In 1992, she was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal; then, in 2004, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. She is the first Jewish woman appointed to the court

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Civil Litigation Reform in the Trump Era:  Threats and Opportunities

Friday, February 23, 2018  |  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fordham Law School Skadden Conference Center  |  Costantino Room 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

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. This one-day symposium will address 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

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