Upcoming Conferences

 

May 27, 2015

  • May 27
    Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for a conference on "Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change," organized by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. The conference will include papers and presentations by economists, philosophers, policy scholars, and lawyers on many aspects of the topic, such as: the effect of intra- and intergenerational inequality on the social cost of carbon or optimal mitigation pathways; the distributional effects of mitigation policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or REDD; how current integrated assessment models (IAMs) such as RICE, FUND or PAGE take account of distributional concerns, and how IAMs can be refined to better do so; how equity concerns should influence disaster aid or other efforts to reduce the effects of global warming; altruism and equity; the choice between utilitarian and equity-regarding (e.g., "prioritarian") social welfare functions as the normative basis for evaluating climate policies; and the relation between equity and corrective justice (compensatory) considerations with respect to climate policy. Please note space is limited and registration (free) is required. For registration, please go to the conference webpage at https://law.duke.edu/laweconomicsandpublicpolicy/conferences/climatechange/. Sponsored by by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at icc2015@law.duke.edu

May 28, 2015

  • May 28
    Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for a conference on "Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change," organized by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. The conference will include papers and presentations by economists, philosophers, policy scholars, and lawyers on many aspects of the topic, such as: the effect of intra- and intergenerational inequality on the social cost of carbon or optimal mitigation pathways; the distributional effects of mitigation policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or REDD; how current integrated assessment models (IAMs) such as RICE, FUND or PAGE take account of distributional concerns, and how IAMs can be refined to better do so; how equity concerns should influence disaster aid or other efforts to reduce the effects of global warming; altruism and equity; the choice between utilitarian and equity-regarding (e.g., "prioritarian") social welfare functions as the normative basis for evaluating climate policies; and the relation between equity and corrective justice (compensatory) considerations with respect to climate policy. Please note space is limited and registration (free) is required. For registration, please go to the conference webpage at https://law.duke.edu/laweconomicsandpublicpolicy/conferences/climatechange/. Sponsored by by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at icc2015@law.duke.edu

June 05, 2015

  • Jun 5
    Thoughts on Learning and Thinking in Law and Politics 9:00 AMLaw School 3000

    The Center on Democracy and the Rule of Law at the Duke Law School and the Department of Political Science is hosting a conference exploring the cognitive foundations of our understanding of law and the politics that give rise to it. If you would like to attend or participate please contact Mat McCubbins at mathew.mccubbins@duke.edu. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

October 15, 2015

  • Oct 15
    37th Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference 2:50 PMLaw School 3041

    This two day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning professionals and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate.

October 23, 2015

November 06, 2015

  • Nov 6
    Global Health Law Symposium 8:00 AMTBD

    The first annual Global Health Law Symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University, who directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He served as Associate Dean for Research at Georgetown Law from 2004 to 2008. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. There will also be several other speakers participating in panel discussions on lessons from the recent Ebola outbreak, current litigation in health and human rights, and the conflict between intellectual property rights and access to medicine. Sponsored by the Health Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, and the Duke Global Health Institute. For more information, please contact Dani Glazer at dani.glazer@duke.edu.

November 20, 2015

November 21, 2015

Conference Highlights

Criminal Justice Policy Symposium
The first Criminal Justice Policy Symposium, sponsored by the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and the Duke Law Innocence Project, was designed to raise awareness about current problems and propose solutions for the future. Panel discussions about policy changes with exonerees highlighted the event.

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