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    Annual Clifford Tort Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy: The Opioid Crisis

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    Annual Clifford Tort Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy: The Opioid Crisis

    “The Opioid Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here?” is the topic of the 2020 Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy at DePaul University College of Law.

    Academics from around the country will gather for the two-day program to discuss how the multi-district litigation process works with mass torts and solutions including public nuisance and criminal sanctions. The topic is particularly timely given the coronavirus that impacts world health issues and how a nation recovers.

    DePaul Law School Professor Stephan Landsman, organizer and director of the symposium, will lead the discussion among more than two dozen law school faculty, medical experts and national policy scholars including Kenneth Feinberg who has served as mediator on several high-profile international crises including serving as Special Master of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Also attending are Northwestern University School of Law Professor Zachary Clopton, Yale University Law School Professor Abbe Gluck and Harvard University Law Professor William Rubenstein.

    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 8.25 hours of CLE credit.  Registration is required. Seating is limited at DePaul where the program will be held at One E. Jackson, Room 8005, Chicago.

    Other topics over the past 25 year included “Patient Safety: How Might the Law Help?”, “The Impact of Dark Money on Judicial Elections and Judicial Behavior” and “Privacy, Data Theft and Corporate Responsibility.”

    To register go to or call 312-362-8372.