Posts filed under ‘Torts’

Call for Papers: Product Safety, Consumers’ Health and Liability Law: New Challenges Posed by R&D, IT, Constitutions and Integrated Markets

A call for papers have been issued for a conference titled “Product Safety, Consumers’ Health and Liability Law: New Challenges Posed by R&D, IT, Constitutions and Integrated Markets,” which will take place June 8-9, 2017 in Quebec City.

Although primarily anchored in the field of law, this intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary Conference seeks to highlight the interpenetration of product liability and product safety within, for instance, the evaluation of defect, causation, defenses, regulators’ legal boundaries in assessing product safety or the analysis of scientific evidence in the adjudication process.

Submissions are due by December 9, 2016.

Click here for more information including a list of potential topics.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Torts. 


November 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Tort Law and Social Policy

DePaul University College of Law will host the 22nd Annual Clifford Symposium In Tort Law And Social Policy.  This year’s Clifford Symposium will focus on the question of data theft and corporate responsibility.  The event will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Click here for more information.

Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Law & Public Policy; Torts.

April 19, 2016 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

Michael Rustad Interviewed for the Corporate Crime Reporter

Michael Rustad was interviewed for the Corporate Crime Reporter on the Death of Tort Law by Fine Print Contract. To read the full article, click here.

Topics: Faculty in the News; Contracts; Torts.

March 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: AALS Section on Insurance Law

The AALS Section on Insurance Law and the AALS section on Tort Law will hold a program on the Unavoidable Intersection of Torts and Insurance during the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York. The program will feature a panel of leading researchers on the intersection of torts and insurance. Panelists scheduled to participate include: Kent Syverud (Washington University School of Law), Tom Baker (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Nora Engstrom (Stanford Law School).  They are looking to add one additional panelist through this Call for Papers.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 6, 2013. Decisions will be announced by Friday, September 27, 2013.  For more details, go here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Torts

May 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm Leave a comment

Call for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Law Schools announce the 14th session of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

Yale/Stanford/Harvard Law Schools announce the 14th session of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Yale Law School on June 14-15, 2013 and seek submissions for its meeting.

The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, rotating at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. Ten to twelve scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal philosophy, and gender and race theory, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute resolution law in the next. For the upcoming 2013 meeting, the topics will cover these areas of the law:

– Corporate and Securities Law
– Antitrust
– Bankruptcy
– Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
– Property
– Intellectual Property
– Taxation
– Torts
– Law and Policy Implementation
– International Law

Electronic submissions should be sent to The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2013. Please note on the cover letter which topic your paper falls under.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Ian Ayres at Yale Law School (, Joseph Bankman at Stanford Law School ( or Adriaan Lani at Harvard law School (

Topics: Scholarship;  Antitrust; Intellectual property Law; Torts; Tax Law; International Law; Calls for Papers

January 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

AALS Workshop on Torts, Environment and Disaster

Tort scholarship and tort practice has been concerned with large-scale losses since the advent of the class action. Recent events, such as the attacks of 9/11 and the BP oil spill, have illustrated that the tools of aggregate litigation may not be enough to handle the job of ascertaining both responsibility and compensation after a disaster. The Torts and Compensation Law Section will take advantage of its joint meeting with the Environmental Law Section to provide a fresh look at the special problem that disasters pose for tort law in the 21st Century.  This workshop will be held at the AALS mid-year meeting, June 8- 12, 2012 in Berkeley, California.  For more details, go here.

Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Torts; Environmental Law

May 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

Workshop on Torts, Environment and Disaster

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is hosting a Workshop on Torts, Environment and Disaster as part of the 2012 AALS Mid-Year Meeting.  The workshop will be held on June 8-10, 2012 in Berkeley, CA.

Registration may be completed online.  For more information, go here.

Topics: Conferences and Symposia; Environmental Law; Torts

March 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

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