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Lessons for a New Legal Framework for the 21st Century

November 19 - November 20

Center for Asian Law Presents, “Earthquakes, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Chemical Spills: Legal Responses to Disasters in the US and Asia.” 

Presented by the Center for Asian Law, this groundbreaking conference will bridge the worlds of scholarship and policy by bringing together legal academics, activists, policymakers, and lawyers to discuss the Bhopal toxic chemical disaster, the Sichuan earthquake, and the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown.

Panelists include the former Additional Solicitor General of India, the Attorney General of New Jersey, the Chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, a senior scholar who advises the government of China on disaster policy, and an attorney who represented a large group of victims of Hurricane Katrina. The conference’s keynote address will be delivered by Kenneth Feinberg, the world’s leading authority on disaster compensation.

This conference will be co-sponsored with Perry World House.

This program has been approved for 6.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $120 ($60 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.