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Federal Tort Reform: Policy, Law and Practice (Lecture)

October 17, 2017 12:10pm
UC College of Law, Room 114

Speaker: Paul Taylor

The 2017 Schwartz Lecture will feature Paul Taylor, Chief Counsel in the House Committee on the Judiciary. He will present "Federal Tort Reform: POlicy, Law and Practice. 

About the lecture:

The 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.

CLE: 1


About the Speaker:

Paul B. Taylor is Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice