LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Risk, Injury, Liability, and Insurance

Event Date: Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2, 2014

Location: Hawks Cay Florida Keys Resort, 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050

Program Description: The goal of the Workshop for Law Professors on Risk, Injury, Liability, and Insurance is to introduce law professors to these four concepts, provide clarity on how they are interrelated, and give guidance on how to use these concepts in their research and teaching.  The topics covered by this workshop include Risk and Risk Aversion; Mechanisms for Dealing with Risk; Compensating Wage Differentials; The Economics of Accidents; The Economics of Insurance; Tort Law and Incentives; Risk, Insurance and Tort Law; The Economics of Tort Damages; Loss Spreading, Shifting, and the Economic Consequences of Twentieth Century Doctrinal Expansion; Risk Regulation; The Economics of Tort Litigation; and Tort versus Contract. Enrollment is limited to 24 professors.

Lecturers for this Workshop include:

  • Henry N. Butler, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law, and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center, 
  • Eric A. Helland, Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College, and
  • Jonathan Klick, Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania.

This Workshop also features a dinner talk from Robert Cusumano, former General Counsel and Secretary at ACE Limited.

Terms and Conditions:  Refundable Deposit: Accepted applicants must make a $500 deposit bonding their attendance within 30 days of acceptance.  For each workshop, the deposit is refunded within 30 days after successful completion of the workshop.

Due to the nature of our funding, we can only accept applications from the United States and Canada.



For More Information, Contact: Jeff Smith
Coordinator, Henry G. Manne Programs