Time: All Day
No other living scholar in the field of Civil Procedure has reached more broadly or had greater impact than Professor Stephen Burbank. In 1982, Professor Burbank published “The Rules Enabling Act of 1934,” an exhaustively researched account of the passage of the statute that would lead to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. If Professor Burbank had never published another article, his position in the firmament of the field of procedure would have been secure.
But, of course, Professor Burbank went on to become one of the most prolific legal scholars of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is the author or co-author of four books and over one hundred law review articles and book chapters that span a remarkable breadth of study and methodology. Professor Burbank’s work covers both American and international procedure alongside conflict of laws and judicial administration. He was also among the first wave of scholars to embrace rigorous interdisciplinary approaches to legal scholarship, including historical, empirical, and comparative methods.
This year, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law present a festschrift honoring Professor Burbank’s scholarship. The Festschrift is an honored tradition in American academic life. Its purpose is to celebrate the work of a great scholar through contributions from colleagues and former students. These original works of scholarship celebrate Professor Burbank by exploring and building on the most important themes of his work, illustrating how today’s cutting-edge scholarship can trace its lineage back to his body of academic work.
Reflecting its honoree’s career, this symposium brings together leading scholars in civil procedure and judicial administration along with renowned jurists and highlights new scholarship in international and comparative procedure and interdisciplinary approaches. This symposium also looks forward to the future of the field and new avenues of inquiry inspired by Professor Burbank’s work.
This program has been approved for 8.5 total CLE credits (7.0 substantive credit and 1.5 ethics credit) for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit must register for CLE credit and make a payment via the online CLE registration link in the amount of $340.00 ($170.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form.
Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.
DAY 1 – Friday, February 12
DAY 2 – Saturday, February 13