KU News Release

Nov. 9, 2011
Contact: Mindie Paget, School of Law, 785-864-9205

KU law symposium to explore state of arbitration law

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LAWRENCE — Legal scholars from universities across the nation will explore the state of arbitration law during the 2011 Kansas Law Review symposium.

“Perspectives on the Current State of Arbitration Law” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Stinson Morrison Lecture Hall in 104 Green Hall. The symposium is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Arbitration is an alternative to litigation in resolving disputes. The parties present their evidence and arguments to a neutral arbitrator, much as they would to a judge or jury.

Presenters will cover a range of topics, including arbitration ethics, the future of class action arbitration in the wake of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, an examination of Supreme Court arbitration jurisprudence, and due process standards for arbitration.

Presenters include:

• Kristen Blankley, assistant professor of law, University of Nebraska College of Law

• David Horton, associate professor of law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

• Richard Reuben, James Lewis Parks Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

• Jeffrey Stempel, Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

• Thomas Stipanowich, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and professor of law, Pepperdine University School of Law

• Maureen Weston, professor of law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Papers presented at the symposium will be published in the Kansas Law Review, vol. 60, issue 4 (April 2011).

The law school will offer 5.5 hours of continuing legal education credit for Kansas and Missouri. There is no charge. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Please RSVP to KansasLawReview@gmail.com and indicate whether you wish to download the CLE materials from the website or receive a paper copy at the symposium.

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