March 21, 2008
Global Law Workshop
3:00 - 4:30 • Room 4042
Prof. Eric A. Feldman
Prof. Feldman of University of Pennsylvania Law School will examine conflict over injuries caused by medical care in Japan, using it as a window through which to view the relationship between tort law and its social, economic, and political context. Allegations of medical malpractice in Japan have been rapidly rising. What explains the increasing willingness of victims of malpractice to sue their medical providers? And what (if anything) does the acceleration of medical malpractice litigation suggest about the changing importance of the formal legal system in the lives of ordinary Japanese citizens?
The Global Law Workshop, organized this semester by Prof. Ralf Michaels, is Duke Law's speaker series in international and comparative law. It is a class students take for credit but all members of the Duke community are welcome.
To receive the paper which will be the topic of discussion, please contact Neylan Gurel at email@example.com.
Suing Doctors in Japan: Structure, Culture, and the Rise of Malpractice Litigation
March 21, 2008
Salzman analyzes strengths and predicts pitfalls on the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was signed into law on Dec. 16, 1974. On the 40th anniversary of that signing, Professor James Salzman reflects on the law’s effectiveness in an essay for Slate, concluding that the SDWA was groundbreaking in ways that may be taken for granted today, but also that it faces significant challenges going forward.
Rabiej co-authors Federal Appellate Procedure Manual
John K. Rabiej, director of Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies, has co-authored the new Federal Appellate Procedure Manual with Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both have extensive, first-hand experience in the rulemaking process.