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Inaugural Robert A. Clifford Scholar-in-Residence at DePaul University College of Law Virtual Event

On February 16, 2021, Zachary D. Clopton, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor, will be named the Inaugural Robert A. Clifford Scholar-in-Residence at DePaul University College of Law virtual event.

Clopton’s presentation – “Multi-District Litigation (MDL) as Category”—will take place from 12-1p.m. CT on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The event will feature an introduction by Robert A. Clifford, commentary from Stanford Law Professor Nora Freeman Engstrom and reflections from Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. of the Northern District of Illinois.

This event is held online and registration is free. DePaul College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider and this presentation is worth one CLE credit. You must register by February 15th to attend, and will receive an event link prior to the presentation. To learn more, click here.

In 1994, Robert A. Clifford (JD ’76) endowed the Clifford Chair in Tort Law & Social Policy at DePaul College of Law. The faculty chair gives meaningful expression to his belief that the civil justice system serves a number of vital interests in American society, and it provides a vehicle for exploration of the civil justice system in an intellectually rigorous fashion.

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 academics and practicing lawyers who specialize in tort law, civil justice and related fields.

The Clifford Scholar-in-Residence Program builds on Clifford’s vision by promoting and furthering the discussion of civil justice issues that impact all Americans. A cornerstone of the Program is a presentation to the entire legal community by a rising civil justice scholar, as well as a response from a senior commentator.

“It always has been highly important to me throughout my legal career to give back to the community.” -Robert Clifford

To register for the free virtual event click here.

For further information, please contact Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909 (cell).