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Demise of the Grand Bargain

The Demise of the Grand Bargain: Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century

Friday, September 23, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This conference will re-examine The Grand Bargain in light of evolving legal doctrine, a changed labor market, and changing politics. How well is the workers’ compensation system serving its original purposes of swift, sure, and efficient remedies? Does an employer-based insurance scheme for workplace injuries supplanting tort remedies remain desirable? How does the common law command of a remedy for every legal wrong affect the architecture of workers’ compensation systems? What responsibilities should employers and employees bear in this system? What are the ramifications of a move towards universal health insurance? Responses to these questions can inform debates occurring now in courts and legislatures across America.

Lunch will be served. There is also a reception from 4:00-5:00 pm immediately following the program. All are welcome to attend.

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.0 hours of total CLE credit.

Faculty: Leslie I. Boden, Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
John F. Burton, Jr., Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (emeritus)
George W. Conk, Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Charles R. Davoli, Practitioner; Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Michael C. Duff, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law
Price V. Fishback, Professor of Economics, University of Arizona, Department of Economics
Hon. Dan Friedman, Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals and Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Maryland School of Law
Monica Galizzi, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts
Justin R. Long, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
James Lynch, Chief Actuary, Insurance Information Institute
Alison D. Morantz, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Robert L. Rabin, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Robert T. Reville, President, CEO, Praedicat, Inc.
Adam Scales, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
Emily A. Spieler, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Hon. David B. Torrey, Workers’ Compensation Judge, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Robert F. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School