APR 10, 2009
9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 4.9.09
This symposium will integrate theory and legal practice in the area of forgiveness and reconciliation.
• The first panel features theorists who will discuss forgiveness and apology from the philosophical and social science perspectives.
• In the second panel, legal scholars will discuss forgiveness in the context of family law, with an emphasis on healing divorce; and therapeutic jurisprudence, moving from adversarialism to greater mutuality in the practice of law. In addition, an activist who promotes full disclosure in medical malpractice cases will speak about the actual and potential impact of his organization's approach on health care costs.
• Keynoter Jens Meierhenrich (Harvard) will share insights from his recent book, The Legacies of Law (Cambridge 2008) on the function of legal norms and institutions in the transition to and from apartheid in South Africa.
Susan DaicoffProfessor, Florida Coastal School of LawJulie Exline, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Psychology
Case Western Reserve UniversityCharles L. Griswold, Jr.Professor of Philosophy, Boston UniversitySolangel MaldonadoProfessor, Seton Hall University Law SchoolJens MeierhenrichAssistant Professor of Government and Social Studies
Harvard UniversityNick SmithAssociate Professor of Philosophy
University of New HampshireDoug WojcieszakFounder, The Sorry Works! Coalition