• 2015 Symposium

Who Knows?

Law in an Information Society

A Festschrift in Honor of Richard Craswell

We live in a time when information—about costs, parties, alternatives, and laws—is more important than ever before. This symposium brings together 25 leading scholars in law and economics, contracts, commercial law, antitrust law, and other topics relating to how litigants, regulators, and policymakers can use information to inform their decisionmaking.

Registration is free thanks to the generous support of the Stanford Law School, as well as our law firm sponsors.


Friday,  February 6, 2015

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Opening Lunch (Paul Brest Hall)
Appointing Extremists, by Matthew L. Spitzer, Northwestern University School of Law

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Panel 1 (Law School Room 290)
The Rule of Probabilities, by Ian Ayres, Yale Law School, and Barry Nalebuff, Yale School of Management
Avery W. Katz, Columbia Law School
Lewis A. Kornhauser, New York University School of Law
Eric L. Talley, UC Berkeley School of Law

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Panel 2 (Law School Room 290)
Information and the Aim of Adjudication: Truth or Consequences?, by Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
Victor P. Goldberg, Columbia Law School
Yair Listokin, Yale Law School
Ariel Porat, Tel Aviv University and University of Chicago Law School

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Paul Brest Hall)
Dinner and Program in honor of Richard Craswell

Saturday,  February 7, 2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Panel 3 (Law School Room 290)
Regulating for Rationality, by Alan Schwartz, Yale Law School
Gregory Keating, USC Gould School of Law
Robert E. Scott, Columbia Law School
Lauren E. Willis, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Law School Room 290)
Debiasing Through Law and the First Amendment, by Christine Jolls, Yale Law School
Ryan Calo, University of Washington School of Law
Margaret Jane Radin, University of Michigan Law School
Seana Shiffrin, UCLA School of Law

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch (Paul Brest Hall)
Observable and Verifiable Information from an Economic and Legal Perspective, by Richard R.W. Brooks, Columbia Law School

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Law School Room 290)
What Do People Know (and Think They Know) About Contract Formation?, by Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and David A. Hoffman, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard Law School
Mark G. Kelman, Stanford Law School
Zev Eigen, Northwestern University School of Law


Contact president@stanfordlawreview.org with any questions.


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