Additional materials and updated reports will be added on a continuing basis. If you would like to contribute material to post on the Global Class Actions Exchange, please contact Professor Deborah Hensler at

The Cultural Analysis of Class Action Law by Catherine Piche, University of Montreal Law School

From the SSRN abstract by the author: "This article reviews the different theories of law and culture, and defines the concept and breadth of legal culture. It also discusses the relationship between law and culture, referring to the existing literature on the subject. Furthermore, it discusses how authors have connected culture to civil procedure, and why the concept of “modern legal culture” is important in the context of class action law. Its main thesis is the cultural construction of class action law."