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Agenda

​Thursday, June 3, 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Jennifer Rosato Perea, Dean and Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
  • Stephan Landsman, Director, Clifford Symposium, DePaul University College of Law
  • Robert Clifford, Founder, Clifford Law Offices

SESSION 1: PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHANGING PROCEDURE

  • Virtual JuriesValerie Hans, Cornell University

  • High Tech Dispute Resolution: Lessons from Psychology for a Post COVID-19 Era - Jennifer Robbennolt, University of Illinois and  Jean Sternlight, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Procedural Justice in COVID-19 Era Courts - Justin Sevier, Florida State University

  • The Psychology of Remote InteractionTess Wilkinson-Ryan, University of Pennsylvania

    DISCUSSANT:  Shari Diamond, Northwestern University American Bar Foundation

SESSION 2: THE CHANGING FACE OF CIVIL LITIGATION

  • An Innovation in Access to Justice: Opportunity Lost - Stephen Daniels, American Bar Foundation

  •  FutureLitigation: From Day in Court to Data Governance - David Freeman Engstrom, Stanford University

  • Son of the Vanishing Trial Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Our New Normal? How COVID Accelerated Pre-Pandemic Trends in State Court Civil Litigation - Paula Hannaford-Agor, National Center for State Courts

  • COVID-19 and the Multiple Worlds of LitigationHerbert Kritzer, University of Minnesota

    DISCUSSANT:  Honorable Lorna Schofield, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

SESSION 3: THE COVID CHALLENGE TO INSURANCE

  • What History Can Tell Us About the Future of Insurance and Litigation After COVID-19 - Kenneth Abraham, University of Virginia, and Tom Baker, University of Pennsylvania
  • How a Pandemic Plus Recession Foretell the Post-Employment-Based Horizon of Health InsuranceAllison K. Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania

  • The Role of Insurance Regulators in Resolving Widespread Coverage Disputes  - Dan Schwarcz, University of Minnesota

  • Racial Inequality, COVID-19, and Health and Unemployment Insurance: Lessons Learned and Pathways Forward  - Shauhin Talesh, University of California, Irvine

        DISCUSSANT:  Nora Freeman Engstrom, Stanford University

Friday, June 4, 2021

SESSION 4: TORT LAW IN THE WAKE OF PANDEMIC

  • The Future of InjuryAnne Bloom, University of California, Berkeley

  • Bad Medicine: Why Liability Shields and Tort Reform Were the First Thing Policymakers Reached for in the COVID Pandemic - Anthony Sebok, Yeshiva University

  • Tort Law’s New QuarantinismSierra Stubbs, Yale University and John Fabian Witt, Yale University

  • The PREP Act: Past, Present, and FutureAllison M. Whelan, Covington & Burling LLP

    DISCUSSANT:  Robert Rabin, Stanford University

SESSION 5: GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY AND (IN)COMPETENCE

  • Incapacity and Responsibility in the Time of COVIDSeth Davis, University of California, Berkeley

  • Government Failure in the Age of COVID-19David Hyman, Georgetown University

  • How the Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine in the Age of COVID-19 Threatens Workplace SafetyCatherine Sharkey, New York University

  • Responsive Analysis: More Than One Way to Stop a Virus: Integrating Public and Private Governance Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Timothy Lytton, Georgia State University

    DISCUSSANT:  Stephan Landsman, DePaul University College of Law

    Concluding Remarks