Reforming the Civil Justice System, a collection of articles edited by Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer, documents the liability explosion of the last quarter of the twentieth century. The book focuses on fundamental changes to the justice system in three areas: pre-trial settlements, the use of scientific evidence in trials, and the guidance juries receive before determining damage awards for pain and suffering. The authors explain the problems in each area, and propose solutions for reform. The articles also examine the changes in law schools as they continue to move from strictly professional schools to centers of legal and interdisciplinary scholarship.
Edited by Larry Kramer, Professor and Dean, Stanford Law School (NYU Press, 1996)