Stanford Law School Professor Robert Rabin is one of the towering figures of American tort law. His work -- from the tobacco controversy to the 9/11 compensation fund -- has influenced the way lawyers and scholars think about virtually all of the critical questions confronted in tort law.
On April 14 and 15 at the 17th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, “Festschrift for Robert Rabin,” lawyers and academics from across the country will gather to honor Professor Rabin and examine his work. The symposium will include presentations by law faculty members from Harvard, New York University and Yale, among others. Papers presented at the symposium also will be published in a special issue of DePaul Law Review.
The two-day Clifford Symposium will be held at the DePaul Center, Room 8005, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Register by phone at (312) 362-5292 or online at law.depaul.edu/clifford. The program has been approved for up to 6.5 hours of continuing legal education credit.
About the Clifford Symposium
In 1994, Robert A. Clifford (JD ’76) endowed a faculty chair in tort law and social policy. The chair gives meaningful expression to his belief that the civil justice system serves a number of vital interests in American society. The Clifford Chair at DePaul provides a vehicle for exploration of the civil justice system in an intellectually rigorous fashion. Professor Stephan Landsman currently holds the chair.
In addition to providing support for faculty research and teaching, the endowment makes possible an annual symposium addressing a timely issue in the civil justice area. The purpose of the symposium is to bring the latest scholarship and advances in legal practice to lawyers and scholars who specialize in tort law, civil justice and related fields.