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    30th Annual Clifford Tort Symposium Discusses “Industrywide Deadly Conduct”

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    30th Annual Clifford Tort Symposium Discusses “Industrywide Deadly Conduct”

    The topic of the 2024 Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy is “The Legacy of Industrywide Deadly Conduct.” The free two-day program will be offered as a webinar and a live event at DePaul University College of Law June 6-7.

    Academics from around the country will gather to discuss the impact of entire American industries that have united in a coordinated and sustained effort to advance their financial interests by knowingly promoting products with deadly consequences for enormous numbers of individuals exposed to them. The three industries involved in these activities have been asbestos manufacturers, tobacco sellers, and opioid purveyors.

    DePaul Law School Professor Stephan Landsman, Director of the symposium, will offer introductory remarks. Various panels will be conducted over the two days among more than two dozen law school faculty including professors Robert Rabin, Stanford Law School, John C.P. Goldberg, Harvard Law School, and Rachel Rothschild, University of Michigan Law School.

    Each speaker writes a thought-intensive article that will appear in a special edition of the DePaul University School of Law Review. Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, endowed the tort law and social policy chair in 1994 at DePaul Law School, his alma mater. Since then, it has produced the most-quoted law reviews in courts nationwide on tort topics.

    The Clifford Symposium is free and open to the public and offers up to 10.5 hours of general CLE credit. In-person attendance is limited at the DePaul Conference Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., 8th Floor, Chicago. The program also will be offered as a webinar. Registration is required. To register, please click here.

    Other topics over the past quarter century have included “Civil Litigation in a Post-COVID World,” “New Torts,” and “Privacy, Data Theft, and Corporate Responsibility.”

    For further information, click here, or contact Nicole Pinkey at