March 16, 2006
Professor Douglas A. Kysar will deliver this year’s McGlinchey lecture entitled, "Risk, Litigation, and Disaster: Lessons from Katrina," at Tulane Law School on Friday, March 31, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 110. He is Professor of Law at Cornell University where he teaches and writes in the areas of tort law, products liability, environmental law, and sustainable development. He has been a visiting professor at Yale Law School, a visiting associate professor at Harvard Law School, and a visiting scholar at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.
Professor Kysar graduated magna cum laude in 1998 from Harvard Law School, where he received the Sears Prize and was a member of the Board of Student Advisors. Following law school, Professor Kysar clerked for the Hon. William G. Young, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, and practiced corporate law with Foley, Hoag, & Eliot in Boston before joining the faculty at Cornell in 2001. Professor Kysar's works have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, and the Boston College Law Review. Two of Professor Kysar's articles have been selected for presentation in the environmental law category of the Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum. In recognition of his teaching, Professor Kysar has twice been elected faculty commencement speaker at Cornell.
The McGlinchey Lecture was established in 1996 to honor the late Dermot S. McGlinchey, a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate and founder of the New Orleans law firm of McGlinchey Stafford. The McGlinchey Lecture is dedicated to the field of litigation and practice.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For info call: 865-5920.