2006 Spring Symposium
New York Law School’s Center for Professional Values and Practice held its special symposium on the Plaintiffs Bar in the spring of 2006. The symposium featured keynote speaker Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, who spoke on "The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Plaintiffs' Bar to the Rescue."
Eminent speakers from around the nation—practicing lawyers and leading scholars—spoke on an array of topics:
The written contributions from this symposium were collected and published in a special symposium issue of the New York Law School Law Review. Individual articles are available for download by clicking on the titles below.
|Introduction||Anita Bernstein, Marc Galanter, & Tanina Rostain|
|How Social Hierarchies Within the Personal Injury Bar Affect Case Screening Decisions||Mary Nell Trautner|
|How the Spider Catches the Fly: Referral Networks in the Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Bar||Sara Parikh|
|Texas Plaintiffs' Practice in the Age of Tort Reform: Survival of the Fittest – It's Even More True Now||Stephen Daniels & Joanne Martin|
|Blame it on the Bee Gees: The Attack on Trial Lawyers and Civil Justice||Robert S. Peck & John Vail|
|How the Plaintiffs' Bar Bars Plaintiffs||Richard L. Abel|
|Separating the Criminals from the Community: Procedural Remedies for "Innocent Owners" in Public Housing Authorities||Sarah N. Kelly|
|III. Case Comments|
|Bahnken v. New York City Fire Department||Bryanne Kelleher|
|Tracinda Corp. v. DaimlerChrysler AG||Keith Martorana|
|Burda Media, Inc. v. Viertel||Aaron F. Miner|
|People v. Williams||David A. Smiley|