Duke Law's Advanced Certificate in Mass Tort MDL


May 25-26, 2023 at Duke Law School


Duke Law’s Advanced Certificate in Mass Tort MDL will be held at Duke Law on May 25, 2023, prior to the McGovern Symposium on May 26, 2023. The course’s highly interactive, seminar format offers participants an in-depth exploration of concepts introduced in the regular Mass Tort MDL Certificate course. Judges, academics, and practitioners will cover several key areas of MDLs, including an in-depth survey of the evolution of MDLs, settlement and resolution, and ethical considerations.

Anticipated sessions for the advanced certificate are:

  • Session 1: In-depth history of MDLs; Phases of the MDL
  • Session 2: Small Group Breakouts – Strategic considerations and practical guidance
  • Session 3: Ethical issues that have become troublesome

This year, attendance at the McGovern Symposium is required to receive the certificate. Details about the agenda, course faculty, and registration are forthcoming. Click here to subscribe to email updates on this program.

Chatham House Rule: To encourage frank discussions, the conference is held under the Chatham House Rule: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Thank you 2023 program sponsors!

Founding Contributors
Chris Seeger
David Bernick

Details regarding sponsorships are coming soon!
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.