Indiana Law Review event to feature international experts discussing toxic torts issues

  • Aug. 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a first-of-its-kind U.S.-Vietnamese academic event, the Indiana Law Review will partner with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Institute of State and Law to host a symposium on issues involving toxic torts.

The symposium, "Liability, Rights and Remedies in Toxic Torts: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization," will take place Sept. 23 at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. This will be the first time a delegation from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences will participate at a U.S. law school's symposium.

McKinney School of Law is at 530 W. New York St., on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences is the foremost government agency within Vietnam that undertakes studies of fundamental issues in the fields of social sciences, providing scientific evidence for the government of Vietnam in developing guidelines, strategies, plans and policies to serve Vietnam's dynamic development. The academy also provides post-graduate education and training in the social sciences, which includes law.

This symposium's presentations and discussions will address local, national and international responses to issues involving toxic torts. The first panel, "Toxic Torts Liability," will feature four prominent speakers in the field who will examine the latest developments 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 discussion on various projects organized at several levels to address the international human rights dimension.

The symposium will feature such nationally and globally renowned speakers as:

  • Michael D. Green, Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair, Wake Forest University School of Law 
  • Steven C. Gold, professor of law and Judge Raymond J. Dearie Scholar, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
  • Professor Nguyễn Như Phát, director, Institute of State and Law, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
  • Nguyen Bich Thao, Vietnam National University Faculty of Law, interpreter
  • Susan Hammond, director, War Legacies Project
  • Andrew Klein, dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Carlton Waterhouse, professor of law and dean fellow, IU McKinney School of Law
  • Eric Dannenmaier, professor of law, Dean's Fellow and Grimes Fellow; director, Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Program, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Fran Quigley, clinical professor and director, Health and Human Rights Clinic, IU McKinney School of Law
  • George Edwards, Carl M. Gray Professor of Law and director, Program in International Human Rights Law, IU McKinney School of Law

The Indiana Law Review is honored to be part of such an historical occasion and invites all to attend. For additional information relating to the symposium, contact Tim Cochren, symposium editor, at twcochre@iupui.edu or 812-582-1163.

About IU McKinney

 

Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, IU McKinney School of Law has enjoyed great success in preparing students for legal careers for more than 100 years, as evidenced by the presence of alumni in the judiciary and other branches of government, business, civic leadership, and law practice. The school's 11,000 graduates are located in every state in the nation and several foreign countries. More information is available at mckinneylaw.iu.edu.

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Symposium speakers include Andrew Klein, dean, McKinney School of Law.

Symposium speakers include Andrew Klein, dean, McKinney School of Law.

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