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

International Collaborative Research Network Established

An International Collaborative Research Network (ICRN) has been established under the umbrella of the US Law & Society Association to conduct comparative case studies of class action and mass non-class litigation. The ICRN is co-chaired by Profs. Deborah Hensler (Stanford Law School), Christopher Hodges (Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies) and Ianika Tzankova (Univeristy of Tilburg). Using a common research protocol, researchers from 10 countries are interviewing lawyers and judges and reviewing legal documents to construct case study narratives of the "law in action," to provide a basis for cross-national comparative analysis. Preliminary results will be presented at the annual conference of the Law & Society association, June 2 -5 2011 in San Francisco. Law faculty interested in joining the network should contact Prof. Hensler at