The Lessons from Woburn Project is a resource for anyone wishing to learn about A Civil Action and the case of Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al. This web site hosts a variety of resources for research related to the Woburn case. Included in these resources are links to other web sites as well as a variety of materials that can only be found on this site. On January 30, 1999, many of those closest with the trial gathered together to discuss the case and its aftermath. more >The main web page for the conference can be found here: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/acivilaction/
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This web site hosts a variety of resources for research related to the Woburn case. Included in these resources are links to other web sites as well as a variety of materials that can only be found on this site.
Among the resources unique to this site, is the record of our January 30th conference which brought together many of the case's major figures.
New! See the video of our conference sessions!
This site holds the record of that conference. Currently, the full record of the conference is not available, but in the coming weeks it will be. Click here for currently available conference resources.
Speaking at the conference were:
|Michael Keating||Defense Attorney|
|William J. Cheeseman||Defense Attorney|
|Charles Nesson||Plaintiff's Attorney|
|Jan Schlichtmann||Plaintiff's Attorney|
|Steven Zaillian||Director, A Civil Action|
|Mark Stoler||Director of Environment, Health and Safety, W. R. Grace & Co|
|Jerome Facher||Defense Attorney|
|Jonathan Harr||Author, A Civil Action|
|Dan Kennedy||Writer, Boston Phoenix|
|Kevin Conway||plaintiff's Attorney|
|John Drobinski||Expert Witness, Plaintiffs|
|Bill Crowley||Plaintiff's Attorney|
The multi-media archive from the conference
Lists of conference attendees
The original web pages describing the conference
In its continued effort to foster civic engagement and education on the internet, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the Films for Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law are collaborating to launch the Lessons from Woburn project. The goal is at once to open a public dialogue on the moral and political issues raised by the book and movie versions of A Civil Action, and to use both the book and movie as tools to teach multiple levels of law to many people—from those who want to know what a civil action is to law students who need to know how to file one. Please see our complete overview.
The Films for Justice Institute is located at <>Seattle University Law School. Its mission is to encourage the training of ethical lawyers through visual media.
Henry Wigglesworth is a Professor of Legal Writing at Seattle University School of Law, a Co-Director of the Films for Justice Institute, and has been closely involved with the Lessons from Woburn Project.
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Last updated March 27, 2013