Authors

Stephen Subrin

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In this article I comment on four themes in the work of Stephen Burbank and Edward Purcell, two of the leading scholars of American civil procedure and procedural reform: (1) the relationship of substantive and procedural law; (2) the place of politics in procedural reform; (3) the difficulty of reliably predicting consequences of procedural reform; and (4) challenges that the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) and similar reforms present for law professors, both in their roles as researchers and writers, and as teachers of would-be lawyers.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1-1-2008

Keywords

civil procedure, procedural reform, Civil Procedure

Original Citation

Originally published in University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 156, No. 6, pp. 2151-2160, June 2008., Copyright 2008 University of Pennsylvania Law Review

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