Civil Procedure Workshop

May 19-20, 2023

We are excited to announce that the next Civil Procedure Workshop (CPW) will be hosted by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in downtown Chicago.

The CPW gives both emerging and established civil procedure scholars an opportunity to gather with colleagues and present their work to an expert audience. Scholars will present their papers in plenary and breakout sessions. Senior scholars will moderate the plenary sessions and lead the commentary. In addition to paper presentations, we intend to engage members of the judiciary in discussions about current developments in procedure. Our ongoing goal is for the CPW to strengthen the study of procedure as an academic discipline, and to deepen ties among the academy, rule makers, and the judiciary. We welcome all civil procedure scholars to attend. 

Call for Papers

Those wishing to present a paper for discussion should submit a two-page abstract by January 20, 2023. While we welcome papers from both emerging and senior scholars, preference may be given to those who have been teaching for less than ten years. Please submit your abstract online.

Papers (password send by email)


The CPW will provide meals for registrants. Participants must cover travel and lodging costs. We will provide information about reasonably priced hotels as the date approaches.

The following hotels offer a special conference rate: 

Warwick Allerton
701 N Michigan Ave


Register Here

                                                Civil Procedure Workshop

                                       Northwestern Pritzker School of Law



 Please enter the law school using the entrance at 375 East Chicago Avenue (north side).

Friday, May 19

8:15am: Breakfast available (Martin Atrium)

8:45-9:00am: Welcome (MC195)

9:00-11:00am: Plenary Session 1 (MC195)

11:00-11:15am: Break (Martin Atrium)

11:15am-12:15pm: Breakout Session 1 (Rooms TBA)

12:15-1:30pm: Lunch & Keynote Address from Professor Martin Redish (Martin Atrium)

1:30-3:15pm: Plenary Session 2 (MC195)

3:15-3:30pm: Break (Martin Atrium)

3:30-4:00pm: Presentation from Professor Judith Resnik (MC195)

4:00-5:00pm: Judges Panel (MC195)

6:00pm: Dinner at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 60 East Grand Avenue

Saturday, May 20

8:30am: Breakfast available (Martin Atrium)

9:00-11:00am: Plenary Session 3 (MC195)

11:00-11:15am: Break (Martin Atrium)

11:15am-12:15pm: Breakout Session 2 (Rooms TBA)

12:15-1:30pm: Lunch (Martin Atrium)


Please email or Professor Zachary Clopton at with questions regarding the conference.