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September 5, 2007

Professors Mullenix and Westbrook to deliver reports at XIII World Congress on Procedural Law in Brazil

University of Texas law professors Linda Mullenix and Jay Westbrook will participate in the meeting of the XIII World Congress on Procedural Law in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, from September 16—20, 2007.

For the past two years, Mullenix has served as the General Reporter for common law countries on a portion of the program dealing with class action litigation. She has prepared a general report for common law countries, and will be doing a presentation at the conference.

Westbrook will make a presentation as the General Reporter on Insolvency Law for the common law countries.

The Congress meets every four years. For a description of this conference, please visit:

About Professor Mullenix

Linda S. Mullenix holds the Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy at The University of Texas School of Law. 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 numerous law journals.

Professor Mullenix teaches federal civil procedure, mass tort litigation, current issues in class action litigation, class action litigation in a global context, and state class action procedure. She has been a college and law professor since 1974, and has taught complex litigation, federal courts, conflicts, professional responsibility, and civil justice reform.

About Professor Westbrook

One of the nation’s most distinguished scholars in the field of bankruptcy, Jay L. Westbrook has been a pioneer in this area in two respects: empirical research and international/comparative studies. He holds the Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Business Law.

Professor Westbrook also teaches and writes in commercial law and international business litigation. He practiced in all these areas for more than a decade with Surrey & Morse (now part of Jones, Day) in Washington, D.C., where he was a partner, before joining the faculty in 1980.

He is co-author of The Law of Debtors and Creditors (Aspen, 5th ed., 2005), As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America (Oxford, 1989), and The Fragile Middle Class (Yale, 2000).

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