CLE - 26th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy Webinar


The darkest days of America’s opioid crisis may be behind us. For the first time in four years American life spans are rising—apart from the effects of COVID-19—as opioid deaths decline. We have, however, a long way to go, both to heal a sorely damaged community and learn from the catastrophe. At the 26th Clifford Symposium, some of America’s leading experts will consider the legal and public health implications of the scourge and our response to it. The symposium will begin with reports from the front lines of the opioid litigation by those intimately involved in the matter. It will then turn to consideration of the procedural mechanism that has framed our primary response to the crisis—multi-district litigation. Symposium faculty will then consider some of the substantive legal tools being used or considered to address the problem and those who caused it, most particularly tort claims (especially public nuisance) and criminal sanctions. The symposium will then examine a range of public health initiatives to assist in the nation’s recovery. Finally, a number of prior litigation experiences (especially the tobacco imbroglio) will be examined as signposts to where our responses may lead us.


The Clifford Symposium Webinar is free and open to the public. This is a two day webinar event.  Registration must be completed no later than Wednesday May 27, 2020. 

Click to register for one or both dates. Registration can also be made by phone at 312-362-8372.

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This program has been approved for up to 7.00 hours of CLE credits

This is a two day affair.

Day 1 – up to 4.50 General CLE credits

Day 2 – up to 2.50 General CLE credits





Friday, May 29, 2020 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

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Workshops & Conferences, Speaker/Presenters


College of Law, (All) College of Law



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