Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law Annual Symposium - Professor Aaron Twerski and the Law of Torts: Duty, Design, and Conflicts

About the Symposium

This symposium is a celebration of the life and scholarship of Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Professor Twerski began his teaching career at Duquesne University in 1967. In the more than 50 years since then, Twerski’s scholarship has helped shape the modern law of torts. His work, as the co-Reporter of the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Product Liability (American Law Institute, 1998) along with numerous articles and casebooks, has covered the entire landscape of tort law. His insights combine wisdom, pragmatism, and a practical sense of justice. He was designated the R. Ammi Cutter Reporter by the American Law Institute for his work on the Restatement. He was also awarded the Prosser Award by the Torts Section of the American Association of Law Schools for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship and teaching of torts and compensation systems. The symposium will consider the influence of Professor Twerski on the law of torts, with panels on duty, product liability, mass torts, immunity, and conflicts.

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Sponsored by the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law and the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation.


Thursday, April 20: Conference Day I

9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (EDT)

Friday, April 21: Conference Day II

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Registration and Continental breakfast will be held on both days from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Please use the RSVP link to register to attend this event either in person at Brooklyn Law School or virtually, on Zoom. Virtual attendees will receive the Zoom link shortly before the event.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 18.


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