Call for Papers:
The Akron Law Review is soliciting articles for a symposium issue that will explore the contours of the Erie doctrine after the Supreme Court’s decision in Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 130 S. Ct. 1431 (2010). The Court’s fractured opinion in Shady Grove raises many questions regarding the durability of the framework established in Hanna v. Plumer for resolving potential conflicts between Federal Rules and state law, or if the framework remains intact, how courts should apply that framework. In a symposium tentatively titled, Erie Under Advisement: The Doctrine After Shady Grove, the Akron Law Review seeks articles that discuss Shady Grove, the future implications of Shady Grove, and the Court’s treatment of the substantive rights prohibition of the Rules Enabling Act. More broadly, the symposium also aims to collect articles about other aspects of the future of the Erie doctrine.
The Akron Law Review will review articles on a rolling basis until October 15, 2010.
Articles should conform to The Bluebook citation format. We welcome articles of any length.
Please submit articles to: