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Monday, October 31, 2016

Gifford Named Jacob A. France Professor of Torts at Maryland

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Don Gifford was named the Jacob A. France Professor of Torts at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law on October 27, 2016. The title had been held by Oscar Gray until his retirement, and Oscar remains the Jacob A. France Professor of Torts Emeritus. Don delivered a lecture entitled "The Stubborn Survival of the Steam-Locomotive Compensation System in the Century of Driverless Cars." He argued that changes in technology and the impact of technological changes on the economy were the most important determinants of change in tort law. He then explored why there was so little change in the fundamental substantive principles of tort law during the twentieth century and why the tort system had generally prevailed over attempts to enact alternative compensation systems. 

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Don is a thoughtful, innovative, and meticulous scholar. Much more important is that he has been a wonderful colleague and friend. It is an honor richly deserved

Posted by: WILLIAM REYNOLDS | Oct 31, 2016 12:22:55 PM

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