Thursday, August 21, 2014

          Forum Selection Clauses After Atlantic Marine Symposium

          Papers presented during the symposium, coordinated by Professor Scott Dodson and others, will be published in Hastings Law Journal.
          Sample alt tag.
          If you have a cell phone or a credit card, if you have flown on an airplane, or if you have parked a car in a public garage, you likely have agreed to litigate certain disputes in the vendor’s chosen forum.

          UC Hastings and Hastings Law Journal are co-hosting a symposium on Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. United States District Court, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that held forum-selection clauses to be enforceable under Section 1404(a)'s authorization of venue transfer. The symposium will bring renowned scholars from across the country to discuss the decision and its implications.

          >> Click here to register. <<

          “The Court’s decision in Atlantic Marine is important for virtually everyone engaged in civil litigation,” says UC Hastings Professor Scott Dodson, who helped organize the symposium. “Forum-selection clauses are ubiquitous. If you have a cell phone or a credit card, if you have flown on an airplane, or if you have parked a car in a public garage, you likely have agreed to litigate certain disputes in the vendor’s chosen forum. This symposium will explore how those agreements can, and whether those agreements should, be enforced.”

          “Professor Dodson has helped assemble a remarkable group for this symposium,” noted Professor Geoff Hazard. “The prominence of the panels reflects the high reputation UC Hastings has in the area of civil procedure.”

          Panelists include some of the most important procedure scholars in the nation. From UC Hastings, participants include Dodson, Professor Rick Marcus, and Professor and Emerita Dean & Chancellor Mary Kay Kane. Jim Wagstaffe, an adjunct professor at UC Hastings and a partner at the firm Kerr & Wagstaffe, will offer concluding remarks.

          The symposium is free and open to faculty, students, practitioners, and judges, and will be held in the LBM from 1:00–4:30pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. A reception for all attendees will immediately follow.

          ##

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Wednesday, September 28, 2016

          UC Hastings Visiting Scholar Professor Chen Taihe Fights for Human Rights and the Jury System

          After suffering detention in his homeland of China during the infamous “709 Crackdown,” Professor Chen hopes to start anew in the U.S. and prove that the American jury system is one of the best in the world.
          Monday, September 26, 2016

          New Faculty: Welcoming Nationally-Renowned Health Law Scholar Tim Greaney

          Greaney is co-author of the nation’s leading health law casebook, as well as a treatise and hornbook on health law. He has also published over 60 articles and chapters concerning antitrust law and health care law and policy, is regularly cited in the media, and has testified as an authority in these areas before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Senate.
          Thursday, September 22, 2016

          Mascot Tryouts?

          After 138 years of teaching law and producing first-class legal scholarship, we began to wonder if perhaps we are just a little too focused. Maybe we should look a little more like other institutions, with athletics programs and school mascots?
          Thursday, September 22, 2016

          Race and Policing Panel at UC Hastings

          Panel includes San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, SFPD Interim Chief Toney Chaplin, UC Berkeley Prof. Nikki Jones, Former Director of the DOJ’s Community Service Relations Service Grande Lum, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, and UC Hastings Prof. Hadar Aviram.
          Wednesday, September 21, 2016

          Why Mozilla’s Head of Social Strategy Is Getting a Law Degree at UC Hastings

          Maura Tuohy enrolled in the MSL for Business and Technology Professionals to help forge an ethical future for tech.
          Go to News Archive