Legal scholars to address philosophical issues raised by fiduciary law

Internationally renowned scholars will convene at DePaul University College of Law to identify and address issues in fiduciary law on July 19 and 20, 2013. Fiduciary law is one of the most important yet one of the least analyzed areas of private law. This conference will bring unprecedented attention to this neglected area of legal and philosophical inquiry. Conference participants will address foundational issues in fiduciary law, including the nature of the fiduciary relationship, the content of the fiduciary duty of loyalty, the place of fiduciary law in equity, and fiduciary theories of government and international order.

Andrew Gold
Professor Andrew Gold of DePaul University College of Law and Professor Paul Miller of McGill University Faculty of Law are co-organizers of the conference. The conference papers will be published in a book, Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


Conference Participants/Contributors

Richard Brooks, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Evan Criddle, Associate Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Hanoch Dagan, Professor of Law and former Dean, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

Deborah DeMott, David F. Cavers Professor of Law, Duke Law

Avihay Dorfman, Lecturer in Law, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

Hon. James Edelman, Justice, Supreme Court of Western Australia

Evan Fox-Decent, Associate Professor of Law, McGill University Faculty of Law

Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law and Michaels Faculty Research Scholar, Boston University School of Law

Martin Gelter, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Joshua Getzler, Professor of Law and Legal History, University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Andrew Gold, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

Michele Graziadei, Professor of Law, University of Turin Faculty of Law

Sharon Hannes, Professor of Law and Director, Tel Aviv-Berkeley Executive LL.M. Program, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

Genevieve Helleringer, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Ethan Leib, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Daniel Markovits, Guido Calabresi Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Paul Miller, Assistant Professor of Law, McGill University Faculty of Law

James Penner, Professor of Law, University College London Faculty of Laws

David L. Ponet, Parliamentary Specialist at UNICEF

Irit Samet, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London School of Law

Michael Serota, Criminal Code Reform Attorney

Robert Sitkoff, John L. Gray Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

D. Gordon Smith, Associate Dean and Glen L. Farr Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School

Henry Smith, Fessenden Professor of Law and Director, Project on the Foundations of Private Law, Harvard Law School

Lionel Smith, James McGill Professor of Law, and Director, Paul-Andre Crepeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, McGill University Faculty of Law

For more information about the Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law conference, please contact the director of events at lawevents@depaul.edu.

Download the conference schedule.