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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Awesome Civil Recourse Conference at FSU

My apologies for the brief delay in getting notice of this exciting conference up to you all, but FSU is hosting yet another all-star conference this spring, this one organized by the FSU Law Review and my colleague, the inimitable Curtis Bridgeman. The information appears below and after the jump. I plan on being there and may have a small role in trying to keep Jason Solomon in line during his panel.

Come to the 'Hassee in February.  It'll likely be warmer then than wherever you're reading this now, and more importantly,  this will be a stellar set of conversations, all slated to appear in the FSU law review.

Symposium on Civil Recourse Theory

February 11-12 , 2011
at the Florida State University College of Law

Tallahassee, Florida

Presented by the Florida State University Law Review.

Civil recourse theory is an account of private law (property, contract and especially
tort) according to which the primary purpose of private law is to empower victims to
confront publicly those who have wronged them and enlist the state’s help in addressing those wrongs. This event brings together some of the world’s top scholars in private law to discuss this emerging area of legal philosophy.

Click here to register for the symposium. 



Friday, February 11

9-9:10 a.m. – Welcome
Dean Don Weidner, Florida State University College of Law

9:10-10:40 a.m. – Civil Recourse vs. Corrective Justice
Jules Coleman, Yale Law School
Arthur Ripstein, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Ernest Weinrib, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Political Theory of Recourse
John Goldberg, Harvard Law School
Heidi Hurd, University of Illinois College of Law
Jason Solomon, William & Mary Law School

12:30-1:50 p.m. – Lunch

1:50-3:10 p.m. – Contracts and Civil Recourse
Jody Kraus, University of Virginia School of Law
Andrew Gold, DePaul University College of Law
Curtis Bridgeman, Florida State University College of Law

3:30-5 p.m. – Relational Duties
Ben Zipursky, Fordham University School of Law
Stephen and Julian Darwall, Yale University Law School and New York University
Nate Oman, William & Mary Law School

7 p.m. – Dinner

Saturday, February 12

9-10:30 a.m. – Recourse, Revenge, Redress, Remedy
Emily Sherwin, Cornell University Law School
Tony Sebok, Cardozo School of Law
Gabe Mendlow, Yale University Law School

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Recourse and Justice
John Gardner, Oxford University
Stephen Perry, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Scott Hershovitz, University of Michigan Law School

An informal lunch will be provided after the last panel.


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