Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law Hosts Symposium to Discuss Relationship Between Insurance and Legal Regulation


WHAT: Legislation and court decisions impact and influence the meaning of insurance arrangements in society. Insurance also exerts a regulatory force over its subjects and acts as a form of governance beyond the state. “The Relationship Between Insurance and Legal Regulation: Normative, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives” brings together academics, lawyers and regulators and offers empirical, legal, normative, theoretical, and historical perspectives on the relationship between insurance and legal regulation.

How does law regulate insurance? How does insurance regulate law? Leading scholars of insurance law and policy will consider these questions that impact consumers, insurance companies, regulators, and society at large.

WHO: Featured speakers are:

Kenneth Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Ronen Avraham
University of Texas School of Law
Tom Baker
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michelle Boardman
George Mason University School of Law
Jay Feinman
Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Allison Hoffman
UCLA School of Law
David Hyman
University of Illinois College of Law
Peter Kochenburger
University of Connecticut School of Law
Kyle Logue
University of Michigan Law School
Patricia McCoy
Boston College Law School
Adam Scales
Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Daniel Schwarcz
University of Minnesota Law School
Charles Silver
University of Texas School of Law
Jeffrey Stempel
UNLV Boyd School of Law
Rick Swedloff
Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Shauhin Talesh
UC Irvine School of Law
Jennifer Wriggins
University of Maine School of Law

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, 8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CLE credit offered.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1131.

More details, including conference schedule:

About UC Irvine School of Law

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University of California, Irvine School of Law Contact: Colleen Taricani, Assistant Dean for Communications, (949) 824-3063,