Trial by Jury or Trial by Motion? Summary Judgment, Iqbal, and Employment Discrimination

Program

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

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8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Professor Marcey Grigsby & Professor Arthur S. Leonard, New York Law School

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel I: A View From the Bench – The Judges’ Perspective on Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Cases

  • The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • The Honorable Bernice B. Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • The Honorable Nancy Gertner (Retired), Harvard Law School
  • The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Richard T. Seymour (Moderator), Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel II: Problems With Litigating Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Cases

  • Professor Deborah Eisenberg, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Professor Ann C. McGinley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Professor Scott A. Moss, University of Colorado Law School
  • David L. Lee, Law Offices of David L. Lee
  • Professor Minna Kotkin (Moderator), Brooklyn Law School

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Lunch with Keynote Speaker The Honorable Denny R. Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel III: The Interplay of Pleading Standards & Summary Judgment

  • The Honorable Nancy Gertner (Retired), Harvard Law School
  • Elizabeth Grossman, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Professor Suzette Malveaux, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
  • Professor Elizabeth Schneider, Brooklyn Law School
  • Professor Suja A. Thomas (Moderator), University of Illinois College of Law

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Q&A and Final Remarks

  • The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • Professor Joseph A. Seiner, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Rebecca M. Hamburg (Moderator), Program Director, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception sponsored by the New York Law School Labor and Employment Law Society