- Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh, with Dr. Sasha Volokh, plus live callers
- What: Philosophy in Action Talk Radio: Dr. Sasha Volokh on Taking Stock of Tort Law
- When: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 6 pm PT / 7 pm MT / 8 pm CT / 9 pm ET
- Where: Philosophy in Action’s Live Studio
What is tort law? What are its basic principles? What are some of the most interesting debates in tort law? Do some torts conflict with freedom of speech? What, if any, proposals for tort reform are worthy of support? In this interview, law professor Sasha Volokh will help us understand the nature, value, and limitations of tort law.
Alexander “Sasha” Volokh is an assistant professor of law at Emory Law School. He was born in Kiev and emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1975. He graduated from UCLA with degrees in mathematics/economics and English/world literature and from Harvard with a J.D. (law) and a Ph.D. in economics. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit and for Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Samuel Alito. He has also worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in D.C. and at the Reason Public Policy Institute. He teaches Torts, Administrative Law, Law and Economics, Privatization, and other courses.
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If you miss the live broadcast, you’ll find the audio from the episode posted here: 7 November 2012: Dr. Sasha Volokh on Taking Stock of Tort Law.
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