The Center on Civil Justice at New York University School of Law is dedicated to the study of the civil justice system in the United States and how it can continue to fulfill its purposes. The Center will draw on the unmatched strengths of the NYU Law faculty in the fields of procedure and complex litigation, as well as on a Board of Advisers consisting of leading practitioners and Judges, to identify the problems that most deserve further investigation and engagement, and to fill a void in scholarly and policy analysis.

Publications from 2016 Fall Conference: Rule 23 @ 50:

The Center on Civil Justice has published a transcript of the Oral History of Rule 23 panel from the 2016 conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Rule 23.  The transcript can be found here: PDF icon ICCVCJUS17.1-CCJ Rule 23@50 Booklet Project_RELEASE.pdf.

Additionally, NYU Law Review has published an issue of papers that were created for the conference.  The papers are viewable on the Law Review website here:

Aggregate Litigation Data Project:

Recently, the United States Senate overrode the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and blocked an attempt by the CFPB to obtain data from claims administrators.  The Center on Civil Justice remains commited to making public data that is currently held privately by claims administrators, and its work to do so is ongoing.  A recent news story on the Senate override mentions our ongoing efforts, and it can be found here.  

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