Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Richard R. Lee Endowed Professor of Law

P.O. Box 0116

Dallas, TX 75275

United States

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Sanctifying Secrecy: The Mythology of the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 158, 1993-1994
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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privilege, attorney-client privilege, discovery, corporations, litigation ethics

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Fast, Cheap & Out of Control: Lessons from the Icann Dispute Resolution Process

Journal of Small & Emerging Business Law, Vol. 7, 2001
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Oct 2002
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Downloads 552 (60,160)
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ICANN, UDRP, dispute resolution, online dispute resolution, technology, internet, due process, privatization

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Metaphors Matter: How Images of Battle, Sports and Sex Shape the Adversary System

Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, Vol. 10, p. 225, 1995
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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adversary system, metaphor, war, sports, sex, ethics, battle

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Going Private: Technology, Due Process, and Internet Dispute Resolution

University of California at Davis Law Review, December 2000
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Sep 2000
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Judicial Hellholes, Lawsuit Climates, and Bad Social Science: Lessons from West Virginia

West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2009
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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judicial hellhole, lawsuit climate, tort reform, medical monitoring, mass tort, joinder, forum non conveniens, rhetoric, lawsuit crisis, empirical data

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Observing Online Courts: Lessons from the Pandemic

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 486
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2020
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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COVID, courts, online, Zoom, family law, judges, pro se

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The Curious Appellate Judge: Ethical Limits on Independent Research

Review of Litigation, Vol. 28, p. 133, 2008, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 00-32
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2014
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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ethics, judicial ethics, judicial notice, due process

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Jury Instructions: A Persistent Failure to Communicate

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 67, p. 120, 1998-1999
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Aug 2007
Walter W. Steele and Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Downloads 273 (135,099)
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juries, jury instructions, empirical research, language, plain english

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Just Say 'No Fishing': The Lure of Metaphor

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 2006
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 12 Apr 2006
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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discovery, civil procedure, pleadings, legal history, law and humanities

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Saving Civil Justice: Judging Civil Justice

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 85, 2010, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 86
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Civil Justice, Court Funding, Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Case Management, Comparative Procedure

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Twitter and the #So-Called Judge

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 365
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 07 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2017
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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twitter, judges, ethics, politics

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Designer Trials

Journal of Dispute Resolution, 2006, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 7
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Apr 2006
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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arbitration, jury waiver, dispute resolution, litigation, civil procedure, due process, class action

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Cognitive Bias, the 'Band of Experts,' and the Anti-Litigation Narrative

65 DePaul Law Review 755 (2016), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 266
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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discovery, federal rules of civil procedure, amendment, cognitive bias, Supreme Court, civil procedure

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(Un)Conscious Judging

76 Washington & Lee Law Review 1567 (2019), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 417
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 02 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2020
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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judges, courts, inference, pre-trial procedure, discovery, cognitive psychology, implicit bias, cultural cognition, judicial education, civil procedure

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Learning the 'How' of the Law: Teaching Procedure and Legal Education

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 51(1), 45-91, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 82/2014, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 15-24
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2016
Flinders University - School of Law, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law, Queen's University Faculty of Law, Oxford Brookes University and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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procedure, legal education, civil procedure, law teaching, Canada, Australia, United States, Israel, England

Defining Civil Disputes: Lessons from Two Jurisdictions

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2011, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 567, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 94
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
Elizabeth G. Thornburg and Camille Cameron
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and University of Melbourne - Law School
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United States, Australia, civil disputes, litigation

Defining Civil Disputes: Lessons from Two Jurisdictions

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Elizabeth G. Thornburg and Camille Cameron
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law
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Civil Disputes, Case Management, United States, Australia

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Law, Facts, and Power

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 114, No. 1, 2010, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 56
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2010
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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pleadings, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, courts, Iqbal, Twombly

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Contracting With Tortfeasors: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses and Personal Injury Claims

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 67, p. 253, 2004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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arbitration, torts, personal injury, contracts, procedure, discovery, jury, class action

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Giving the 'Haves' a Little More: Considering the 1998 Discovery Proposals

SMU Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 229, 1999
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2018
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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discovery, federal rules, sanctions

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A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy

51 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 93 (2013), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 140
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2014
Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifo' and Camille Cameron
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, Queen's University Faculty of Law, Leicester Law School and Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law
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civil procedure, legal education, teaching, scholarship, comparative law

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Litigating the Zero-Sum Game: The Effect of Institutional Reform Litigation on Absent Parties

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 66, p. 843, 1987
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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equity, interest balancing, desegregation, Supreme Court

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Rethinking Work Product

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1515, 1991
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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discovery, work product, privilege, deposition, interrogatory, federal rules

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Interlocutory Review of Discovery Orders: An Idea Whose Time has Come

Southwestern Law Journal, Vol. 44, p. 1045, 1990-1991
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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discovery, appeal, review, mandamus

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Work Product Rejected: A Reply to Professor Allen

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 957, 1992
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Aug 2007
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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work product, privilege, discovery, litigation, law & economics

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The Power and the Process: Instructions and the Civil Jury

In the Fordham Law Review, Vol. 66, April 1998.
Posted: 04 Nov 1998
Elizabeth G. Thornburg
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

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