Conference Announcement on Judge Made Risk Regulation

Conference on Judge Made Risk Regulation

On the 9th and 10th of February 2017, the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall) and Erasmus School of Law’s research programme Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort organized a two-day colloquium on ‘judge made risk regulation’, financed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). During this two-day colloquium the potential and limits of judicial risk regulation as a mechanism to redress (alleged) regulatory failures in the context of health and environmental risks has been assessed. The conference was a great success. We thank all participants for visiting our conference.

The organizing committee consisted of:

Prof. dr. M.G. Faure

Prof. dr. I. Giesen

Dr. E.R. de Jong

Prof. dr. P. Mascini

Thursday 9 February 2017

Utrecht, Achter Sint Pieter 200, room: De Raadzaal

09:30 – 10:00             Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:15             Welcome and opening by Prof. Ivo Giesen

10:15 – 11:15              Prof. Jenny Steele, York University, (Brief comment by Dr. Dyson)

11:15 – 12:15              Dr. Matt Dyson, Oxford University, The Risks and Benefits of Tort as Risk. (Brief comment by Prof. Steele)

12:15 – 13:15             Lunch

13:15 – 14:15              Prof. Liz Fisher, Oxford University, Against Wishful Thinking: Constitutionalism, Co-Production and Risk Regulation. (Brief comment by Prof. Faure)

14:15 – 15:15              Prof. Carl Cranor, University of California, Riverside, U.S. Toxic Tort Litigation with Alternatives for Improving Compensation. (Brief comment by Prof. Lee)

15:15 – 15:30             Coffee

15:30 – 16:30              Prof. Maria Lee, University College London, The Sources and Challenges of Norm Generation in Tort Law. (Brief comment by prof. Cranor)

16:30 – 17:30             General discussion

17:30 – 18:30              Drinks

Friday 10 February 2017

Utrecht, Janskerkhof 2-3, room: 0.13

09:45 – 10:00             Coffee

10:00 – 11:00              Prof. Doug Kysar, Yale Law School, The Public Life of Private Law: Tort Law as a Risk Regulatory Mechanism. (Brief comment by Dr. De Jong)

11:00 – 12:00              Dr. Elbert de Jong, Utrecht University, Paralyzed Regulators and Restrained Courts. (Brief comment by Prof. Kysar)

12:00 – 13:00             Lunch

13:00 – 14:00              Prof. Marc Loth, Tilburg University, The Civil Court as Risk Regulator: the Issue of its Legitimacy. (Brief comment by Dr. Van Zeben)

14:00 – 15:00              Dr. Josephine van Zeben, Oxford University, A Law and Economics Perspective on Judicial Risk Regulation. (Brief comment by Prof. Loth)