Today marks the beginning of SCOTUSblog's symposium on the future of class action lawsuits.

In the wake of several recent decisions from the Court "“ such as Wal-Mart v. Dukes, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, and Smith v. Bayer "“ involving class actions,  SCOTUSblog has solicited posts from experts in the field as to the effects that these decisions (as well as others relating to class actions) will have on cases that are currently pending in the lower courts, as well as the future of class action lawsuits more generally.

We are grateful to our contributors, who are listed below, for their hard work:

  • Elizabeth Burch, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Sergio Campos, University of Miami School of Law
  • Sarah Crawford, National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Scott Dodson, William & Mary Law School
  • Allan Erbsen, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Maria Glover, Harvard Law School
  • J. Russell Jackson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Paul Karlsgodt, Baker Hostetler
  • Charles Silver, University of Texas Law School
  • Andrew J. Trask, McGuire Woods

Next week we will publish responses to this week's posts on the blog's home page.  To view all of the posts in the series at once, select "Special Features" from our dropdown menu at the top of the page, then select "Class Action."

This is the fourth symposium of our summer series.  Our first three symposia have covered Arizona v. United States, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and same-sex marriage.  Our fifth and final symposium of the summer will discuss the impact of recent arbitration decisions at the Court.

Posted in Class Actions, Featured

Recommended Citation: Kiera Flynn, Class action symposium (Updated), SCOTUSblog (Aug. 30, 2011, 2:44 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/08/class-action-symposium/