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 2023Clifford.eventbrite.com.
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