Brian T. Fitzpatrick

Vanderbilt Law School

Professor of Law

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (16)

An Empirical Study of Class Action Settlements and Their Fee Awards

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 7, 2010, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-10, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-06
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 2,024 (5,184)
Citation 3

Abstract:

class actions, class action settlements, civil litigation, federal courts, civil procedure

An Empirical Study of Class Action Settlements and Their Fee Awards

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 811-846, 2010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Jan 2011
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 9 (516,069)
Citation 3

Abstract:

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Do Class Action Lawyers Make Too Little?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, 2010, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-31, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-21
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 665 (21,367)

Abstract:

Class actions, class action settlements, class action lawyers, attorney fees, civil procedure, law and economics, federal judges

3.

The End of Objector Blackmail?

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 62, 2009, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-24, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-31
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Abstract:

class actions, objectors, attorneys' fees, settlements

4.

The Politics of Merit Selection

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 74, 2009, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-22
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 418 (44,882)

Abstract:

merit selection, judicial selection, Missouri Plan, state courts, state judges

5.

Originalism and Summary Judgement

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 71, No. 5, p. 919, 2010, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-38, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-47
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2010
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 314 (72,551)

Abstract:

Originalism, Summary Judgment, Seventh Amendment, Jury, Common Law

6.

Is the Future of Affirmative Action Race Neutral?

A Nation of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act at Fifty, Samuel Bagenstos and Ellen Katz, eds., University of Michigan Press, 2014, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-11
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2014
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Abstract:

Affirmative Action, Race Neutral, Texas Ten Percent Plan

7.

The End of Class Actions?

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2015, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-2, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-5
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2015
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 259 (53,335)

Abstract:

class actions, arbitration, class action waivers, Supreme Court, securities fraud

8.

The Constitutionality of Jurisdiction-Stripping Legislation and the History of State Judicial Selection and Tenure

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 98, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-26, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-19
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Jun 2012
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 245 (79,439)

Abstract:

jurisdiction stripping, federal courts, originalism, judicial independence, state courts

9.

Twombly and Iqbal Reconsidered

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 4, 2012, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-25, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-18
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Jun 2012
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 152 (72,812)

Abstract:

notice pleading, activism, federal rules, Roberts court

10.

Can Michigan Universities Use Proxies for Race after the Ban on Racial Preferences?

Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 13, 2007, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-03
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 08 May 2008
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 142 (159,439)

Abstract:

affirmative action, racial discrimination, university admissions, equal protection clause, michigan civil rights initiative

11.

An Empirical Look at Compensation in Consumer Class Actions

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-3, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-6
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2015
Brian T. Fitzpatrick and Robert C. Gilbert
Vanderbilt Law School and Independent
Downloads 137 (88,524)

Abstract:

Class actions, consumer law, empirical studies, compensation, distributions

12.

Election as Appointment: The Tennessee Plan Reconsidered

Vanderbilt Research Paper No. 08-41, Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2008
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 125 (175,769)

Abstract:

merit selection, Tennessee Plan, judicial selection, constitutional law

13.

Errors, Omissions, and the Tennessee Plan

University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2008, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-49
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2009
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 110 (186,813)

Abstract:

Tennessee Plan, merit selection, judicial selection, constitutional law

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One-Way Fee Shifting after Summary Judgment

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-06
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Brian T. Fitzpatrick and Cameron T. Norris
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Abstract:

Discovery, Fee Shifting, Litigation, Civil Procedure, Law and Economics

15.

The Ideological Consequences of Selection: A Nationwide Study of the Methods of Selecting Judges

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-4
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2016
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Abstract:

judicial selection, judicial elections, merit selection, judges, campaign contributions

16.

The Hidden Question in Fisher

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2016, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-37
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Abstract:

affirmative action; Texas Ten Percent Plan; racial preferences; college admissions; race neutral