Duke Law’s Mass Tort MDL Certificate Course will be held virtually on Nov. 7-8, 2022. Hosted by the Bolch Judicial Institute, this course is open to current law students and Duke Law faculty, who may attend all or part of the program free of charge (students are not eligible for the certificate).
Since its founding by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern in 2019, the course has achieved a reputation for excellence, stemming from the quality and content of the panels and the instructors’ willingness to speak candidly about their own work.
“[The course] covered material that I have not seen covered in similar programs,” remarked one participant after the 2021 course. “The panels were outstanding. Very rarely have I seen many of the top echelon of the MDL practice in one program.”
The course consists of nine sessions — including an interactive breakout session tailored to plaintiff attorneys, defense attorneys, and judges — that cover topics from the initial motion for transfer to navigating the intricacies of settlement. All sessions are taught by leading judges, attorney practitioners, and scholars in the field. Among the more than 40 course faculty are several Duke Law alumni, including Prof. David Ichel, Corey Lee, Kelly Moore, Hon. Paul Grimm, Hon. George Hanks, and Hon. Robin Rosenberg. Click here to download the finalized agenda with sessions, times, and faculty.
To register as a Duke Law student or faculty member, email Lora Beth Farmer at email@example.com.