Monday, August 26, 2013

Cincinnati College of Law Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Date: August 27, 2013                                              

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater (CCM)        

CLE:     2 hrs CLE credits approved for OH and KY

RSVP: Contact Mindy Lawson at      

The College of Law’s fall event schedule kicks off with the “75th Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” a panel discussion to be held on August 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.  A star-studded panel of judges, academics, politicians, lawyers, and business people will come together to discuss the impact of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the importance of this anniversary. The panel will be taking a wide angle view of what the rules were designed to achieve, how they have been applied, what is happening now, and what the future of the Federal Rules might be.  Arthur R. Miller, University Professor at New York University, the nation’s leading scholar in the field of American civil procedure and coauthor with the late Charles Wright of Federal Practice and Procedure, will moderate this event.

Confirmed Panelists:

Thomas Y. Allman, Senior V.P., General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, BASF Corporation (retired)
Hon. Michael R. Barrett, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Hon. Susan J. Dlott, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Al Gerhardstein, Partner, Gerhardstein and Branch Co., LPA
Hon. Nancy Gertner (ret.), Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Hon. Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio
Hon. Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, D.C.
Victor E. Schwartz, Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Senator Bill Seitz, 8th District, Ohio Senate
David A. Singleton, Executive Director, Ohio Justice and Policy Center
Michael E. Solimine, Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Carolyn A. Taggart, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Suja A. Thomas, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
John Vail, Vice President and Senior Litigation Counsel, Center for Constitutional Litigation, Washington, DC
A reception will follow.

Sponsor: College of Law

Co-Sponsors: John W. Peck Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Dayton Chapter