New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop

Vanderbilt Law School's Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program will hold its 2017 New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop May 10, 2017 at Vanderbilt Law School.

2017 Call for Papers

The Branstetter Program draws on a multimillion-dollar endowment to support research and curriculum in civil litigation and dispute resolution. Held annually, the Branstetter New Voices Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice.

Each year, junior scholars are selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. Past participants are listed below by year.

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.


2016 New Voices in Civil Justice WorkshopThe 2016 junior participants included:

Selected junior participants in the past have included:

2015 - May 10-11

  • Anna Carpenter, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Zachary Clopton, Cornell Law School (then at University of Chicago Law School as a Public Law Fellow)
  • Charles Korsmo, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Minor Myers, Brooklyn Law School 
  • Colleen Shanahan, Temple university Beasley School of Law (then at Georgetown University Law Center as a visiting associate professor of law)

2014 - May 13

2013 - May 6-7

2012 - May 7

2011 (began as an annual event) - April 29

  • Nora Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School
  • Maria Glover, Georgetown Law School (then at Harvard Law School (Climenko Fellow))
  • Margaret Lemos, Duke Law School (then at Cardozo School of Law)
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow

2006 (original event)

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