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Monday, December 03, 2007

Crimtorts Symposium

Widener is going to host an interesting symposium on February 25 about the intersection of criminal law and torts.  The symposium seeks to address the assimilation of criminal-law concepts of punishment and deterrence into tort law, and the effect of that assimilation on the tort system.
The line-up of speakers is quite good, and I'm looking forward to moderating one of the panels.  My colleague Chris Robinette is organizing it; contact him if you have questions.
I find the subject particularly interesting because I encountered some of the symposium's themes in constructing casebook chapters on tort and criminal liability arising out of sporting events.  The distinctions between assumed risks of sports and tortious acts, and between tortious acts and criminal ones are extremely vague, and the panels should give me some ideas about how to approach those issues. 
All those interested in criminal law or torts should find something useful at the symposium; please take the time to say hello if you're able to make it.

Posted by Michael Dimino on December 3, 2007 at 02:08 PM in Criminal Law, Torts | Permalink


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Looks interesting. Here's a paper of mine arguing that we should have the same rules for punishing corporations in punitive damages and criminal law.

Posted by: Chris | Dec 3, 2007 3:34:19 PM

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