National and international experts will discuss construction law at The Legal Academy

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Join us for the 2022 Arkansas Law Review Symposium on March 12.

the Arkansas Law Reviewwith the U of A School of Law and College of Engineering, presents Construction Law at the Legal Academy.

The directory Arkansas Law Review The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, in the EJ Ball Courtroom at the Law School.

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The symposium will bring together 17 nationally and internationally renowned academics, lawyers and construction industry professionals on topics including climate change and sustainability in the built environment; emerging technologies, collaborative structures, innovative risk management devices and alternative dispute resolution methods to solve legal problems; Building Liens Act; a comparative analysis of certain principles governing the complex and interdependent relations of the construction industry in the United States and in other common law countries; and the influence of economic analysis, relational contract, neo-formalism, and other competing contract theories on the development of law and the construction industry.

This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the University of Alberta Law School to provide national leadership to advance construction law research.

Attendance at the symposium is worth up to 6.5 continuing legal education credit hours, and the public is welcome to attend. Admission is free, but registration is required.

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March 12, 2022

  • 8h00-8h15. – Registration

  • 8h15-8h30 — Welcome/opening remarks
    Speakers: Acting Dean Allen, Taylor Spillers, Professor Carl Circo, Justin Gunderman

  • 8h30-10h — Design responsibility: professional responsibility, safety and social justice
    Panel: Marc Schneier, Shelby Green, John Folan, Mike Johnson

  • 10h00-10h10 – Break

  • 10:10-11:40 a.m. — Key contractual provisions and current issues
    Panel: Brian Perlberg, Ashlea Brown, Micah Hale, Mike Johnson, Dale Whitman, JB Cross

  • 11h40-11h50 – Break

  • 11h50-13h10 – Lunch
    Lunch will be offered to all registered participants; alternatively, interested persons are invited to register at the Arkansas Law Review Academy Luncheon, which is a separate ticketed event.

  • 1:10-2:10 p.m. – Keynote: “‘Construction Law’: Its Historical Origins and Twentieth-Century Emergence as a Major Field of Modern American and International Legal Practice”
    Keynote speaker: Phil Bruner

  • 2:10-3:10 p.m. — Keynote: “The English way to modern building law”
    Keynote Speaker: Sir Vivian Ramsey

  • 3:10-3:20 p.m. – Break

  • 3:20-4:50 p.m. — Teaching construction law: themes and techniques
    Panel: Andrea Boyack, Carl Circo, Harper Heckman, Richard Smith, Arlan Lewis, David Grace

  • 4:50 p.m.-5 p.m. — Closing remarks/Adjournment

About Arkansas Law Review: the Arkansas Law Review publishes relevant scholarship on notable national and international issues to stimulate informed discussion and provide intellectual and practical assistance to members of the legal community. The quarterly publication disseminates scientific and authoritative articles on important legal issues. Its editorial board serves the legal community in Arkansas and beyond by publishing scholarship of state, national, and international significance.

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