I’m thrilled to be participating in the “Grand Bargain Symposium” that will be held at Rutgers-Camden Law School on September 23. It is probably not a surprise that in light of the scathing reports on the present state of workers’ compensation by NPR/ProPublica some academic attention has been attracted, and symposium features a wonderful lineup of academics and policy thinkers who will be speaking on these issues. (Some loud former Teamster from Laramie will be there too).
Paper presenters and discussants will consider the history of workers’ compensation, WC in its economic and risk management aspect, how changes in workers’ compensation can implicate state and federal constitutions, and new models of remedies for workplace injury. i will be a discussant on the “new models” panel and will be pondering (among other things) whether and what tort law has to say about the future of workers’ compensation in the United States.
It will be nice to be back in my old stomping grounds in metro Philadelphia.