50 Years of Legal Scholarship: Celebrating the Work of Marshall S. Shapo

PLEASE NOTE: At this time we have decided to postpone the conference to a later date due to the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

April 17, 2020

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is proud to host a conference in honor of Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law. Shapo is a nationally renowned expert on torts and products liability law and has published prolifically on these topics during his impressive 50-year academic career. One book reviewer aptly described him as "[a] towering presence in American tort law."

During this day-long event, peer scholars from Northwestern Law and around the country will participate in panels covering the primary areas of Shapo’s work.

 

Agenda

8:30am-9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome Remarks – Dean Yuracko

9:15am-10:45am: Panel 1 – Constitutional Torts
Moderator: Sarah O'Rourke Schrup, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Sheldon H. Nahmod, Chicago-Kent College of Law
James E. Pfander, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Martin H. Redish, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Michael L. Wells, University of Georgia School of Law

10:45am-11:00am: Break

11:00am-12:30pm: Panel 2 – Law and Science
Moderator: Shari Seidman Diamond, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School
Michael Rustad, Suffolk University Law School
Wendy E. Wagner, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch and Keynote
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Law Offices

2:00pm-3:30pm: Panel 3 – General Torts
Moderator: James B. Speta, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Anita Bernstein, Brooklyn Law School
Robert L. Rabin, Stanford Law School
Catherine M. Sharkey, New York University School of Law

3:30pm-3:45pm: Break

3:45pm-5:15pm: Panel 4 – Products
Moderator: Peter C. DiCola, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Mary J. Davis, University of Kentucky College of Law
Mark Geistfeld, New York University School of Law
Andrew Popper, American University Washington College of Law

5:15pm: Reception