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    Annual Clifford Tort Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy on COVID Crisis

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    Annual Clifford Tort Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy on COVID Crisis

    “Civil Litigation in a Post-COVID 19 World” is the topic of the 2021 27th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy at DePaul University College of Law that will be held as a virtual program on the web June 3-4, 2021.

    Academics from around the country have gathered for a two-day program to discuss the mark that the pandemic has had on the work of lawyers, courtroom procedures, and views on government. They will examine the psychological and procedural effects of the methods COVID produced as well as social safety nets through insurance and the application of tort law.

    DePaul Law School Professor Stephan Landsman, organizer, and director of the symposium, will lead the discussion among more than two dozen law school faculty, experts, and national policy scholars including Shari Diamond, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Nora Freeman Engstrom and Robert Rabin, Stanford Law School; Jennifer Robbernnolt, University of Illinois College of Law; Sierra Stubbs and John Fabian Witt, Yale Law School; and the Hon. Lorna Schofield, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

    Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices who endowed the tort law and social policy chair in 1994 at DePaul, will offer introductory remarks along with DePaul Law School Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea.

    Each speaker writes a thought-intensive article that appears in a special edition of the DePaul University School of Law Review. The Clifford Symposium is free and open to the public and offers up to nine hours of CLE credit. Registration is required.

    To register for one or both dates go here or call 312-362-8372.

    Other topics over the past quarter-century included “Patient Safety: How Might the Law Help?”, “The Impact of Dark Money on Judicial Elections and Judicial Behavior” and “The Opioid Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?”