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August 25, 2004

Press Contact: Allegra Young, UT Law, (512) 917-9159

Professor Linda S. Mullenix to Discuss Class Action Lawsuits in New York City, New Orleans

AUSTIN, Texas — Professor Linda S. Mullenix, a leading expert in mass tort, complex, and class action litigation at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, will be a featured speaker at the American Bar Association's 8th Annual National Institute on Class Actions. This program will be held on Oct. 15 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, and on Oct. 29 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. The program is open to the public on a registration and fee required basis.

Linda S. Mullenix holds the Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the Law School. She is the author of nine books including State Class Action Practice and Procedure (CCH 2000), Understanding Federal Courts (Matthew Bender 1998), Mass Tort Litigation (West Group 1996), Federal Courts in the Twenty-First Century (Lexis-Matthew Bender 1996), and Moore's Federal Practice (2d and 3d eds.). She is a contributing editor and writer for Preview of Supreme Court Cases and a regular columnist on complex litigation for the National Law Journal. Professor Mullenix is a member of the American Law Institute, Associate Reporter for the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, a consultative member of the Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Complex Litigation Project. She has written hundreds of articles published in Cornell Law Review, Georgetown University Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.

The 8th Annual National Institute on Class Actions is presented by the Class Actions Derivative Suits Committee, the Mass Tort Committee and the Products Liability Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education. Attendance at the program requires the payment of a fee and registration, both of which may be accomplished at the ABA web site.

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