Co-sponsored with the Law and Business Program, this conference drew judges, practitioners, and scholars from around the world to discuss global trends in class action litigation.
This workshop was organized by evidence scholar Ed Cheng, who established and hosts the “Excited Utterance” evidence law podcast, with the help of Alex Nunn of the University of Arkansas, Julia Simon-Kerr of the University of Connecticut and Maggie Wittlin of the University of Nebraska. It featured presentations on evidence of wrongful convictions, forensic weapon identification, character impeachment, brain-based memory detection, legal proof, burden of proof, corroboration and other topics.
New Voices in Civil Justice WorkshopThe Branstetter New Voices Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice. Junior scholars are selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. The New Voices format maximizes collegial interaction and feedback. Paper authors do not deliver prepared "presentations." Rather, all participants read the selected papers prior to the session, and at each workshop, a senior faculty member provides a brief overview and commentary on the paper. Open and interactive discussion immediately follows.