The 29th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law & Social Policy


At the end of the 28th Annual Clifford Symposium, I asked our distinguished faculty what the topic for the 29th Symposium ought to be. With surprising alacrity and unanimity, they urged the exploration of the development of “new torts.” The scholars invited to speak at this year’s Symposium have identified the broadest range of topics as relevant to our conversations. They have focused on individual harms, public nuisance, health care and medicine, the impact of technological innovation, and matters intimately connected to gender.

What is particularly remarkable in the Symposium faculty’s selection of topics is their mixing of the traditional and the innovative. Individual harms as old other extreme, cutting-edge activities in health care and technology are seen by our scholars as in need of serious examination, most particularly those involved with Artificial Intelligence. And, reflecting heightened social concern, our faculty has focused on a number of gender-related issues.

The mix of topics is rich and varied but, I suspect, will lead both participants and auditors back to core questions about the work that needs to be undertaken by judges, juries, lawyers and scholars to make sure that the rule of law is preserved and the pivotal mission of torts—to protect individuals from the wrongs done by others—is continued.

- Stephan Landsman, Director, Clifford Symposium


The 29th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law & Social Policy



The full symposium agenda can be viewed here.



Kenneth Abraham, University of Virginia

Anita Bernstein, Brooklyn Law School

Molly Brady, Harvard University

Ellie Bublick, University of Arizona

Bryan Choi, Ohio State University

Glenn Cohen, Harvard University

Rebecca Crootof, University of Richmond

Erik Encarnacion, University of Texas

Mark Geistfeld, New York University

John Goldberg, Harvard University

Douglas Kysar, Yale University

Stephan Landsman, DePaul University

Nicholson Price, University of Michigan

Robert Rabin, Stanford University

Anthony Sebok, Yeshiva University

Catherine Sharkey, New York University

Kenneth Simons, University of California, Irvine

Karen Tani, University of Pennsylvania

Cristina Tilley, University of Iowa

Deborah Tuerkheimer, Northwestern University

G. Edward White, University of Virginia

Benjamin Zipursky, Fordham University

Carly Zubrzycki, University of Connecticut



Register for this free CLE event by June 6 at

The Symposium will be presented in person and online. There is a room cap of 100 in-person attendees, and online participants will receive a link to view the presentation by InReach just ahead of the event. 

No proof of vaccination is required of in-person guests and masks are optional. However, DePaul is a mask-friendly university, and wearing a mask is highly recommended for all indoor spaces. These rules are subject to change in accordance with public health guidance.

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This program has been approved for up to 10.5 hours of general CLE credit:

Day 1: Up to 6.5 credits

Day 2: Up to 4.0 credits

Friday, June 9 at 8:00am to 1:30pm

DePaul Center (DPC)
1 E Jackson Blvd

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