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 (34)

1.

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

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

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Do Class Actions Deter Wrongdoing?

The Class Action Effect (Catherine Piché, ed., Éditions Yvon Blais, Montreal, 2018), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-40
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2018
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Deterrence, Class Actions, Empirical Studies, Law and Economics, Litigation

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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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class actions, objectors, attorneys' fees, settlements

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The Ironic History of Rule 23

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-41
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Aug 2017
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Class Actions, History, Federal Rules, Rulemaking, Litigation

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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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Affirmative Action, Race Neutral, Texas Ten Percent Plan

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

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

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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 Gilbert
Vanderbilt Law School and Independent
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Class actions, consumer law, empirical studies, compensation, distributions

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

11.

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
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notice pleading, activism, federal rules, Roberts court

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

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 6, 2017, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-4
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 29 May 2018
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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judicial selection, judicial elections, merit selection, judges, campaign contributions

13.

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

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Can and Should the New Third-Party Litigation Financing Come to Class Actions?

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 19.1 (2018), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-07
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Feb 2018
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Class actions, third party litigation finance, law and economics, discovery, risk

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Agency Costs in Third-Party Litigation Finance Reconsidered

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 23-45
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Dec 2023
Brian T. Fitzpatrick and William Marra
Vanderbilt Law School and Independent
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third party litigation financing, agency costs, law and economics, contingency fees

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

17.

Scalia in the Casebooks

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 84, 2017, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-01
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Jan 2018
Brian T. Fitzpatrick and Paulson Varghese
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students
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United States Supreme Court, empirical studies, Scalia, Alito, casebooks, seniority

18.

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

19.

A Fiduciary Judge's Guide to Awarding Fees In Class Actions

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 21-11
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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class actions, attorneys’ fees, law and economics, empirical, fiduciary

20.

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
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merit selection, Tennessee Plan, judicial selection, constitutional law

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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
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Tennessee Plan, merit selection, judicial selection, constitutional law

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Distributing Attorney Fees in Multidistrict Litigation

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-51, Journal of Legal Analysis
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2020
Edward K. Cheng, Paul H. Edelman and Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt Law School
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Attorney Fees, Fair Division, Lodestar, Complex Litigation, Mass Torts, Bayesian Methods, Optimization

23.

Why Class Actions Are Something both Liberals and Conservatives Can Love

73 Vand. L. Rev. 1147 (2020), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-31
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 May 2020
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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class actions, conservative, libertarian, politics, private enforcement

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The Indian Securities Fraud Class Action: Is Class Arbitration the Answer?

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2020, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-17
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2020
Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Randall S. Thomas and Randall S. Thomas
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
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Deregulation and Private Enforcement

24 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 685 (2020), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-33
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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class actions, conservative, private enforcement, regulation, administrative law, libertarian

26.

Many Minds, Many MDL Judges

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 21-27, Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 84, No. 107-119, 2021
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2021
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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MDL, Condorcet, interlocutory appeals, judicial panels, mass torts

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Justice Scalia and Class Actions: A Loving Critique

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 5, 2017, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-42
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Aug 2017
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Class Actions, Justice Scalia, Arbitration, Conservative, Libertarian

28.

The Discovery Tax

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-39
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Aug 2018
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Discovery, fee shifting, litigation, civil procedure, law and economics

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Strict Scrutiny of Facially Race-Neutral State Action and the Texas Ten Percent Plan

Baylor Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 23-05
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2023
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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affirmative action, strict scrutiny, equal protection, race neutral, racial preferences

30.

Can the Class Action Be Made Business Friendly?

24 New Zealand Bus. L. Q. 169 (2018), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-32
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2020
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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class actions, business, corporations, reform, New Zealand

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Objector Blackmail Update: What Have the 2018 Amendments Done?

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-39
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2021
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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class actions, settlement, objectors, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, rulemaking

32.

Judicial Selection and Ideology

Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2017, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 23-07
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Mar 2023
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Judicial selection, judicial elections, merit selection, ideology, politics

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Originalism and Natural Law

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 4, 2011
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Feb 2024
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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originalism, natural law

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A Tribute to Justice Scalia: Why Bad Cases Make Bad Methodology

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2016
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Feb 2024
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
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Justice Scalia,