About the Seminar
Summary judgment long ago replaced trials as the primary method by which fact-bound disputes are resolved in American courts. When the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were first adopted, about ten percent of all federal civil cases went to trial; today less than one percent of those cases are tried. Over the same period use of summary judgment has expanded dramatically, not only in terms of the number and proportion of cases resolved by summary judgment, but more fundamentally in the types of questions which summary judgment is utilized to resolve. Our understanding of the summary judgment process, however, has lagged far behind the innovations in day-to-day summary judgment practice and has not kept up with the practical and doctrinal problems that have emerged. Join Professor Schnapper for a thought provoking discussion on his insights and thoughts on where the Court has been and where it is heading.

Speaker: Professor Eric Schnapper

This seminar is qualified for 1.0 MCLE credit hour, including up to 1.0 Employment & Labor Law Specialization credit.

This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE credit hour in North Carolina.

This seminar is Intermediate Level.

Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code if you completed the program in 2018: 181563ADO