2017 Kravitz Symposium

The Third Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium

"Should We Praise Litigation?"

 

UCONN School of Law
Starr Reading Room
Hartford, CT

 

Friday, December 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

The Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows were pleased to hold the Third Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium on the Administration of Justice.

 

American society is infamously litigious and adversarial.  This symposium explored whether this is a good or a bad thing from the perspective of litigation involving citizens, businesses, consumers, and shareholders. Continuing with Judge Kravitz's interest in the vanishing trial, we went back to first principles and asked what is it about the litigation system (and trials in particular) that benefits Americans, and has the trend to curb the "litigation explosion" gone too far? 

 

The symposium featured a discussion of a book written by Professor Alexandra Lahav, “In Praise of Litigation.”  Judge Janet Bond Arterton moderated the program with a panel that included UCONN School of Law Professor Lahav, UCONN School of Law Professor Peter Siegelman, and Columbia Law School Professor Olatunde Johnson. 

 

Click here to view the Program from this event.

Click here to read the bio for Hon. Janet Bond Arterton.

Click here to read the bio for Professor Alexandra Lahav.

Click here to read the bio for Professor Peter Siegelman.

Click here to read the bio for Professor Olatunde Johnson. 

 

Attorneys admitted in Connecticut may claim up to 2.0 CT CLE hours if they attended this event.

 

Tim Fisher, Dean of UCONN School of Law, welcomes attendees to the 3rd Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium, "Should We Praise Litigation?".

Professor Alexandra D. Lahav discusses her book, In Praise of Litigation, prior to the panel discussion.

CBF President, James T. (Tim) Shearin, greets attendees UCONN School of Law Dean Timothy S. Fisher and Quinnipiac University School of Law Dean Jennifer G. Brown.

Hon. Janet Bond Arterton moderates a panel including Uconn School of Law Professors Alexandra D. Lahav and Peter Siegelman and Columbia Law School Professor and Vice Dean Olatunde Johnson.