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Professor Linda Mullenix to speak at international consumer law conference in Brazil, November 16-17, 2010

Professor Linda Mullenix of the University of Texas School of Law will speak at an international conference on consumer law sponsored by Centro de Estudos de Direito Economico e Social, (CEDES) in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 16–17, 2010.

CEDES is a think tank headed by João Grandino Rodas, rector of the University of São Paulo and president of CEDES. It was created in February 2010 and aims to promote knowledge of legal, economic, and social development.

Mullenix will deliver two talks during the conference. On the first day, she will give an overview of consumer protection law in the United States; on the second day, she will speak about consumer class actions in the United States.

Participants at the conference include judges of the Brazilian Supreme Court; Brazil’s minister of justice; leading Brazilian scholars and other foreign professors; and Brazilian journalists. In addition, American Bar Association President Stephen Zack will address the conference.

About Linda Mullenix:

Linda S. Mullenix holds the Morris and Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy at Law School. She teaches Federal Civil Procedure, Mass Tort Litigation, and Current Issues in Class Action Litigation. She has been teaching since 1974 and is the author or co-author of ten books and numerous law review articles. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan School of Law.

Mullenix has been a long-standing contributor to the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases and is a regular columnist for the National Law Journal, writing on complex litigation. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.  Mullenix was a Supreme Court Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center from 1989 to 1990. In 2002, she was a scholar in residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. This year, Mullenix was elected to the newly-created Board of Directors of the Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

Related Links:

Professor Linda Mullenix elected to board of directors for new Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association

Professor Linda Mullenix Awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law in Italy

Contact: Laura Castro, UT Law Communications Office, 512-232-1229, lcastro@law.utexas.edu.

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