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THE 2017 ANNUAL CLIFFORD SYMPOSIUM ON TORT LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY: THE IMPACT OF DARK MONEY ON JUDICIAL ELECTIONS AND JUDICIAL BEHAVIOR

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

THE 2017 ANNUAL CLIFFORD SYMPOSIUM ON TORT LAW AND...

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Type Remaining End Quantity
REGISTRATION April 20-21
Clifford Symposium Main Conference Room 8005
24 Registrations Apr 14, 2017 Free  
OVERFLOW ROOM REGISTRATION April 20-21
Registration for the Clifford Symposium Overflow Room 1
32 Registrations Apr 14, 2017 Free  
WEBCAST REGISTRATION April 20-21
The symposium can only be viewed live via the web on April 20-21. The link to the webcast will be emailed to all registrants on April 18th.
374 Registrations Apr 18, 2017 Free  

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The Impact of Dark Money on Judicial Elections and Judicial Behavior

 

In light of recent political events and the profound changes worked in the electoral landscape by the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., the symposium will explore one of the most pressing issues in civil justice today, maintaining the integrity of the judicial system in an era of virtually unrestricted campaign contributions. The issue will be examined from empirical, experiential and remedial perspectives. There will be two panels of empiricists asked to explore the impact of campaign contributions on who gets elected and how they conduct themselves once on the bench. Among the social scientists who will participate are leaders in the field, scholars who have been responsible for much of the key research on the impact of campaign financing.

 

Two panels will be devoted to legal perspectives on the question of judicial campaign contributions. One will consider possible remedies to the problems created by such contributions and will include distinguished scholars who have provided some of the most important analysis in the literature. The second panel will seek to provide a broader social overview. It will feature a former state Supreme Court judge turned law professor, an author who has traced the political contribution activity of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and one of the leading sociologists of law.

 

Finally, the symposium will feature a panel of judges who have had to deal with the challenges of big money campaigns, including former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler, former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, retired Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals, and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz.

 

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

 

9:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

10:00   Opening Remarks

 

  Jennifer Rosato Perea

  Dean, DePaul University College of Law

 

  Stephan Landsman

  Director, Clifford Symposium, DePaul University College of Law

 

10:15 SESSION I: EMPIRICAL PANEL 1

 

 Presenters:

 Alicia Bannon

 Sanford Gordon and Gregory Hunter

 Herbert Kritzer

 

 Discussant:

 Tom Tyler

 

12:00 LUNCH

 

1:15  SESSION II: EMPIRICAL PANEL 2

           Presenters:

Tracey George

Anthony Kreis

James Sample

 

Discussant:

Stephan Landsman

 

2:45  BREAK

 

3:15  SESSION III: JUDGES PANEL

 

Presenters:

Louis Butler, Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice

Oliver Diaz, Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice

Jonathan Lippman, Retired Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals

Marsha Ternus, Former Chief Justice, Iowa Supreme Court

 

Q and A

 

5:00    Day 1 Closing Remarks


 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

 

8:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:15   SESSION IV: REMEDIES

 

Presenters:

Dmitry Bam

Richard Briffault

Charles Geyh

Bradley Wendel

 

Discussant:

Robert Peck

 

11:00   BREAK

 

11:15  SESSION V: OVERVIEW

 

Presenters:

Marc Galanter

Michael Kang

Alyssa Katz

Penny White

 

Q and A

 

1:00    Day 2 Closing Remarks

 


 

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Chicago, IL 60604

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM (CDT)


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