Faculty Workshops
Opting Out of Discovery


Opting Out of Discovery



Professor Jay Tidmarsh, of Notre Dame Law School, presented a working draft of his work Opting Out of Discovery. This work proposes a system in which both parties are provided an opportunity to opt out of the civil discovery system. This system immunizes any party who opts out from motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim or for summary judgment.


From University of Notre Dame Law School, “Professor Tidmarsh, an expert in complex civil litigation and civil procedure, joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School in 1989. He earned an A.B. with highest honors from Notre Dame in 1979 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1982. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, he practiced as a trial attorney with the Torts Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1982 to 1989. He served as a visiting professor of law at Michigan Law School in 2000 and at Harvard Law School in 2003. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Law Institute”.

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FIU Law, FIU Law Faculty Workshop Series, Jay Tidmarsh, civil discovery system


Civil Procedure | Law

Opting Out of Discovery