Toxic Tort Symposium Details

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September 23, 2014 Symposium (Click Here for additional information)

Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization

This Conference will address local, national and international responses to Toxic Torts via robust presentations and discussions.  The first panel, Toxic Torts Liability features four prominent speakers in the field.  They will examine the latest development in torts law in the United States and abroad.  The second panel, Environmental Justice Responses to Toxic Torts will focus on the various forms of responses from scholars and community organizations in addressing the impact of toxic torts. The third panel, Human Rights Responses to Toxic Torts will broaden the conference with discussion on various projects organized at various levels to address the international human rights dimension.

Breakfast and Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks: 9:15 a.m.  

  • Andrew Klein, Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law
  • Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Reid E. Dodge and Tim Cochren, Indiana Law Review

Toxic Torts Liability Panel: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Andrew Klein, Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law
  • Prof. Dr. Nguyễn Như Phát, Director, Institute of State and Law, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
  • Dr. Nguyen Bich Thao, Vietnam National University Faculty of Law, Interpreter
  • Michael D. Green, Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair, Wake Forrest University School of Law
  • Steven C. Gold, Professor of Law and Judge Raymond J. Dearie Scholar, Rutgers School of Law-Newark

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Introduction by Professor Frank Sullivan, former Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Barton R. Peterson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company; former Mayor of Indianapolis

Environmental Justice Responses to Toxic Torts Panel: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Carlton Waterhouse, Professor of Law and Dean’s Fellow
  • Eric Dannenmaier, Professor of Law, Dean’s Fellow and Grimes Fellow; Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
  • Eduardo Rhodes, Professor Emeritus, IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs
  • Leigh Evans, Chief Executive Officer Leigh R. Evans Mapleton – Fall Creek Development Corporation
  • Kim Ferraro, Staff Attorney and Director of Water Policy, Hoosier Environmental Council

Human Rights Responses to Toxic Torts Panel: 2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

  • Fran Quigley, Clinical Professor and Director, Health and Human Rights Clinic, IU McKinney School of Law
  • Charles Bailey, Director, Agent Orange in Vietnam Program, The Aspen Institute
  • Susan Hammond, Director, War Legacies Project
  • George Edwards, Professor and Director, Program in International Human Rights Law, IU McKinney School of Law

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