Mass-Tort MDL Certificate


Details on the fall 2021 certificate course coming soon!

Duke Law School’s Mass-Tort MDL Certificate Program and the Advanced Certificate Program provide a unique opportunity to gain practical insight, network with key players, and advance your ability to take on leadership roles in multidistrict litigation. Registration details for the 2021 course are forthcoming.

Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the program carries on his legacy with the involvement of many leading MDL practitioners and judges, including Elizabeth Cabraser, founding partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and lecturer at Berkley Law, Paul Geller, managing partner of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton office, Chris Seeger, founding partner of Seeger Weiss, and Hon. Vaughn Walker, arbitrator, mediator, special discovery master, and former U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California.

If you have specific questions about this program, please email Lora Beth Farmer at To receive information about registration, special announcements, and updates regarding the 2021 program, subscribe to our email list.

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