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Charles Silver, Roy W. and Eugenia C. MacDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure

Professor Charles Silver testified before House subcommittee on the impact of litigation on prosperity

On May 24, 2011, Professor Charles Silver testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee. The title of the hearing was “Can We Sue Our Way to Prosperity?: Litigation’s Effect on America’s Global Competitiveness.” Silver discussed how civil justice mechanisms in the United States contribute to prosperity by protecting legal rights and enforcing legal obligations.


Malpractice lawsuits study by Professors Bill Sage and Charles Silver cited in the New York Times

A study cowritten by two Law School professors, William Sage and Charles Silver, “Do the Elderly Fare in Medical Malpractice Litigation, Before and After Tort Reform? Evidence from Texas, 1988-2007,” was cited in a recent New York Times article about the effects of Texas’s tort reform laws on lawyers and patients.


Opinion: Susan Klein and Charles Silver on Criminal Probe into Gulf Oil Spill in Huffington Post

Professor Susan Klein, Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law, and Professor Charles Silver, holder of the Roy W. and Eugenia C. MacDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure, have written an opinion piece in Huffington Post on the controversy surrounding the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal probe into the recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast.