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27th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy

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

Academics from around the country gathered for the two-day program to discuss the mark 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, Chair and director of the symposium, led 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.

2021 27th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy at DePaul University College
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, offered introductory remarks at the 27th Annual Clifford Tort Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy. DePaul Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea along with Symposium Chair DePaul Professor Stephan Landsman (top left) also offered their comments Thursday (June 3) on the opening day of the two-day webinar.

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices who endowed the Tort Law and Social Policy Chair in 1994 at DePaul, offered introductory remarks along with DePaul Law School Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea.

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?”

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