Welcome Back from Fall Break!

2017 Schwartz Lecture: Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor, Chief Counsel for the House Committee on the Judiciary, will present “Federal Tort Reform: Policy, Law and Practice.” he presentation will start at the level of general policy, addressing federal tort reform’s role in our representative republic within a separation of powers system. It will then discuss the legal framework that governs federal tort reform, including its basis in the original understanding of the Commerce Clause as set out in the Federalist Papers. It will conclude at the level of practice and discuss the nuts and bolts of modern federal tort reform, including specific legislative responses to particular problems, such as federal tort reform statutes facilitating public responses to the threats posed by terrorism, pandemics, and cyber-attacks. Join us for the lecture at 12:10 P.M. on Tuesday, October 17th, in Room 114.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Thursday, October 19th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 2
      • Researching Statutes with Ronald Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
  • Wednesday, October 25th
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn
      • Business Filings with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch & Lexis Points awarded; advance registration required.


Comments are closed.