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WFU law professors participate in annual AALS conference

Michael Green, Wake Forest University law professor, will present Professor Dan B. Dobbs with the 2009 William L. Prosser award at the Association of American Law Schools’ Annual Conference Torts Section “Foreign Tort Law: Beyond Europe” on Friday, Jan. 9, in San Diego.

Dobbs is the Regents & Rosentiel Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law and a leader in the field of Torts for the past 45 years.

The Prosser award recognizes outstanding contributions to Torts scholarship, teaching and service. An expert in torts and remedies, Dobbs is the author of leading treatises in each area: The Law of Torts and The Law of Remedies. He is also the co-author of prominent Torts and Advanced Torts casebooks, as well as dozens of book chapters and articles on the comparative, procedural, substantive and remedial aspects of tort.

Green is a co-reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm. He is a co-author of one of the best selling Torts casebook and of a popular Products Liability texts.

As the new chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Diversity, Wake Forest’s School of Law Dean Blake Morant will lead the meeting of that committee during the AALS conference. And as a member of the faculty of the ABA’s New Deans’ Seminar, Morant will meet during AALS to help plan the seminar, which will be held in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in May.

Wake Forest law professor Kami C. Simmons is speaking Thursday, Jan. 8, at AALS as part of a panel on New Legal Realism, a term that has appeared more than 200 times in law review literature but has widely divergent meanings to different groups of scholars in different disciplines. The panel will examine the differences and similarities in the approaches to a new legal realism.