As a founding member from North America, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law Catherine Sharkey attended and presented remarks at the inaugural meeting and first academic conference of the World Tort Law Society. The conference took place from September 14th through 18th in Harbin, China.
The World Tort Law Society was jointly founded by the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL) with the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law and the Research Centre for Civil and Commercial Jurisprudence, Renmin University, Beijing, China. The society has an invited membership of about 25 leading tort scholars from around the world. According to the ETL's website, the society hopes to provide a forum for the discussion of current tort law issues on a global scale.
Products liability was the topic of the inaugural conference, for which Sharkey presented a case study on liability for tainted blood products in the United States and Canada.
The second academic conference, which will address liability for motor vehicle accidents, will take place in Vienna, Austria, in the summer of 2015.
Posted on October 16, 2013