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Symposium: The Future of Discovery

The Vanderbilt Law Review and Professor Brian Fitzpatrick are pleased to announce the 2017 Vanderbilt Law Review Symposium: The Future of Discovery. This year’s Symposium will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Vanderbilt Law School. The Symposium will feature four panels of scholars discussing their recent work in the area of e-discovery, a keynote address delivered by U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm, and a round table discussion with sitting federal judges to consider advances in and future challenges of discovery. The Symposium is open to practicing attorneys, and up to 6.25 hours of CLE credit will be available for a fee of $50. For participants seeking CLE credit, cash and checks will be accepted on the day of the event.

Panelists presenting at the Symposium will include:

Robert Klonoff (Lewis & Clark Law School)
Linda Simard (Suffolk University Law School)
Jessica Erickson (Richmond School of Law)
Alexandra Lahav (UConn School of Law)
Paul Stancil (BYU Law School)
Martin Redish (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law)
Gordon McKee (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)
Brian Fitzpatrick (Vanderbilt University Law School)
Jonathan Nash (Emory University School of Law)
Joanna Shepherd (Emory University School of Law)
Jay Tidmarsh (Notre Dame Law School)
Sergio Campos (University of Miami School of Law)
Cheng Li (Mississippi State University)
David Rosenberg (Harvard Law School)

The following judges will be speaking and participating in the Symposium this year:

Judge Paul W. Grimm (U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland)
Judge Jeffrey Sutton (U.S. Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit)
Judge Amul Thapar (U.S. Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit)
Judge Julia Gibbons (U.S. Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit)
Judge Amy St. Eve (U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois)
Judge Gene E. K. Pratter (U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
Judge R. David Proctor (U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama)

Schedule:

Opening Remarks: 8:30 A.M. – 8:50 A.M.

Panel 1 (What Hath the 2015 Amendments Wrought?): 8:50 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.

Refreshment Break: 9:50 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Panel 2 (Is More Reform Needed?): 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Refreshment Break: 11:00 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

Panel 3 (Do We Need Requester Pays?): 11:15 A.M – 12:15 P.M.

Keynote Speaker & Lunch (Judge Paul W. Grimm): 12:15 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.

Judicial Round table: 1:45 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Refreshment Break: 3:00 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.

Panel 4 (Other Reform Ideas): 3:15 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.

Closing Remarks: 4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.