Symposium on Concluding the Restatement (Third) of Torts

Symposium on Concluding the Restatement (Third) of Torts

The Southwestern Law Review and Southwestern’s Panish Civil Justice Program are co-sponsoring a symposium with The American Law Institute titled Concluding the Restatement (Third) of Torts.

From the event’s description:

The first panel will focus on the appropriate role of theory in the Restatement process. The second panel will address issues of medical malpractice, including the proper standard of liability and California’s MICRA cap on damages, recently raised for the first time since its enactment in 1975. The third panel will consider the controversial question of whether and how to recognize claims for medical monitoring in the context of the affirmative stance taken in the current draft of the Restatement. Panel four will discuss issues in damages; many of the most heated disputes in tort law concern the proper amount of compensation to be paid for tortious injuries. The symposium will conclude with a Reporters’ Roundtable, in which three sitting Restatement Reporters provide their analyses of key points from the day.

The symposium will begin will welcome remarks by Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court. The following ALI members will participate in various panels:

  • Mark A. Behrens of Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Martha E. Chamallas of The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • Darby Dickerson of Southwestern Law School
  • Nora Freeman Engstrom of Stanford Law School
  • Michael D. Green of Washington University School of Law
  • Mark A. Hall of Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Keith N. Hylton of Boston University School of Law
  • Gregory C. Keating of University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • Nina A. Kohn of Syracuse University College of Law
  • Philip G. Peters Jr. of University of Missouri School of Law
  • Christopher John Robinette of Southwestern Law School
  • Victor E. Schwartz of Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Anthony J. Sebok of Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University School of Law
  • Kenneth W. Simons of University of California Irvine School of Law

The symposium will take place on March 24. The full list of participants and agenda is available on the Southwestern Law School website.

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