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Law Review Symposium


Friday, April 16, 2010
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
School of Law Atrium
9:00 - 9:10 Opening Address
Introduction by Andrew Benton, President of Pepperdine University, and Richard L. Cupp
9:10 - 11:00 Panel One: Current Global Impact of U.S. Tort Law
 -Moderated by Robert F. Cochran Jr. (Pepperdine School of Law)
Michael Green: Forming and Deforming American Torts Law (the Role of the Jury) 
Ellen Pryor: Peculiar Risk in American Tort Law
Michael L. Rustad: Torts as Consumer Watchdog—Beauty or Beast?

Victor Schwartz: Exporting United States Tort Law: Make Sure that it is Authentic, Needed, and that Importers Learn from Our Mistakes
Marshall Shapo: The State of American Tort Law: States of Argument

11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:45 Panel Two: International View of U.S. Tort Law
- Moderated by The Honorable Allen Linden

Peter Cane: Where is US Tort Law in the Antipodes?
Bruce Feldthusen: What the US Taught Me About the Recovery of Pure Economic Loss in Negligence - And How Canada Can Now Repay the Favour.
Jane Stapleton: US Torts: a Great Example or a Terrible Warning to the European Union?
International Students: Comments on the Impact of US Tort Law in Their Countries.

12:45 - 2:00 Lunch Honoring Allen Linden (Welcome by Dean Starr)
- Introduction from Lewis Klar
The Honorable Allen Linden: Keynote Speaker
2:05 - 5:00

Panel Three: The Future of American Influence on Global Tort Law

Part I 2:00-3:35
- Moderated by Anthony Miller (Pepperdine University School of Law)

Roger Alford: Using Domestic Tort Law to Inform the Alien Tort Statute
Michael Bidart: Some Thoughts on How American Tort Law has Made the World a Better Place
John Goldberg: Forum and Function: Lessons from U.S. Tort Law
Robert L. Rabin: Harms From Exposure to Toxic Substances: The Limits of Liability Law

Break 3:35 - 3:45

Part II 3:45 - 5:00 
- Moderated by Andrew Klein (Indiana University School of Law)

Ellen Bublick: Can the Tort Law Save Anyone? Aligning Private Liability with Public Safety Pressure Points
Richard Cupp: Evaluating International Tobacco Litigation as a United States Tort Law Export
Stephen Sugarman: Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Can Nations Learn From Each Other?