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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, March 3, 2008

Widener Law School Hosts the First CrimTorts Conference

About 75 people gathered on Widener’s Harrisburg campus Monday, Feb. 25 for the first national conference on “Crimtorts,” the expanding middle ground between criminal and tort law.

A host of distinguished academics and legal experts explored the novel concept, including Professors Thomas H. Koenig and Michael L. Rustad, the men who coined the Crimtorts term. Crimtorts represents the blurring line between tort law and the criminal law principles of punishment and deterrence.

“There has been a defacto crimtort regime enacted in the states,” said Rustad, the Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law and Co-Director of Intellectual Property Concentration at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston. [Mark Godsey]

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