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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We are delighted to announce our next virtual lecture of a brand-new series.
Our second lecture will be given by Professor Tom Baker on 22nd May 2020 on The Restatement of Liability Insurance.
In May 2019 the American Law Institute published the Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance, a project ten years in the making that represented the influential ALI’s first foray into the insurance field. Tom Baker, the Reporter for the Restatement, will explain the ALI and its Restatements, and he will offer his views on why this Restatement appears so vexing to some leaders in the insurance industry.
Tom Baker is the William Maul Measey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is on the faculty of the Law School and the Wharton School of Business. He is the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s recently published Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance. He has conducted research on many topics in the insurance field, including property and casualty insurance, health insurance, the behavioural economics of insurance, and the historical development of insurance ideas and institutions. His most recent completed research project examined the rise of the insurance runoff market. His current research focuses on cyber insurance, aggregate insurance litigation, and the regulation of automated financial decision support. From 1997 to 2008 he was the inaugural Connecticut Mutual Professor and Director of the Insurance Law Centre at the University of Connecticut. In August 2013 he received the Robert B. McKay award, a lifetime scholarly achievement award given by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. His B.A. and J.D. are from Harvard University.