Dispute Resolution Concentration please join us for our next Faculty Forum!


Monday, April 12, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm


via Zoom

Please join us for our next Faculty Forum!

Monday, April 12, 2021


Zoom link provided belowProfessors Jeff Stempel, Thom Main & David McClure


“Snap removal” is a litigation tactic where parties attempt to remove a case from state to federal court before there is service on a forum state defendant.  Whether judges allow snap removal depends on their interpretation of 28 U.S.C. § 1441(b)(2), which provides that a case “may not be removed if any of the parties in interest properly joined and served as defendants is a citizen of the State in which such action is brought.”  Cases involving this provision present a stark choice for judges in interpreting the statute:  Will textualism or purposivism prevail?  

In their presentation, Professors Stempel, Main, and McClure will share the two articles they have authored on snap removal.  They will discuss snap removal’s history, theoretical underpinnings, and public policy implications.  They will also describe the surprising findings of their empirical study of federal judges who have ruled on this heavily-debated issue.

Student attendance will count toward the Dispute Resolution Concentration! 


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