The Pound Institute is committed to producing new empirical research supportive of the civil justice system. To do this, the Institute collaborates with the nation’s top law schools in identifying academics working on cutting-edge legal research across the country, and invites them to prepare research for Academic Symposia. The papers prepared for the Symposia are published in the co-sponsoring law schools’ Law Reviews. Relevant topics have included state constitutional civil jury trial and remedy guarantees; the “war” on the U.S. civil justice system; the future of redress for injured workers in light of changing employment law; mandatory arbitration; and medical malpractice. The Symposia are CLE-accredited and are free to Pound Fellows, judges, academics, students, and nonprofits. Other attorneys may attend for a nominal fee.
Class Actions, Mass Torts, and MDLs: The Next 50 Years
Cosponsored with the Lewis & Clark Law School
The Jury Trial and Remedy Guarantees: Fundamental Rights or Paper Tigers?
Cosponsored with the Oregon Law Review and the Oregon Jury Project
The Demise of the Grand Bargain: Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century
Cosponsored with the Northeastern University School of Law and Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility.
The “War” on the U.S. Civil Justice System
Cosponsored with the Emory University School of Law
2005 – Cosponsored with Vanderbilt University Law School
Cosponsored with Duke University School of Law