21st Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy: The Supreme Court, Business and Civil Justice

The United State Supreme Court’s rulings on corporate interests and business entities, its resulting influence on matters of corporate law, regulation and a wide array of civil justice issues were addressed at this year’s Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, which was held at DePaul in April. Twenty-two scholars from around the country discussed what the symposium termed “dramatically altered federal civil procedure and the changing tort law landscape.” 

In 1994, Robert A. Clifford (JD ’76) endowed a faculty chair in tort law and social policy at DePaul. 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 lawyers and scholars who specialize in tort law, civil justice and related fields. Emeritus Professor Stephan Landsman is the current organizer and director of the symposium.