Kanter, Kohn Both Speak at Harvard Law on Nov. 10, 2017

Posted on Thursday 11/2/2017

On Nov. 10, 2017, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and Director of the Disability Law and Policy Program Arlene Kanter and Associate Dean for Research and Online Education and David M. Levy L’48 Professor of Law Nina Kohn will share their expertise—in disability law and fiduciary law, respectively—at Harvard Law School. 

Kanter will deliver the lecture “The Difference a Treaty Can Make: The Case for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” at noon in the Morgan Courtroom as part of the Harvard Project on Disability, a comparative and international law initiative to advance understanding regarding disability law, policy, and education around the world. During her sabbatical from the College of Law, Kanter is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law. 

Kohn will be speaking as a part of a conference entitled “Fiduciary Law: Charting the Field,” taking place on November 10 and 11. The conference has been organized by the editors of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Eds. Evan J. Criddle, Paul B. Miller, and Robert H. Sitkoff, 2018).

Discussing “Surrogate Decision-Making,” Kohn will join fellow panelists John Goldberg, Benjamin Chen, and Evan Criddle in an afternoon session on November 10. The wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conference will cover fiduciary law from several perspectives, including the “duty of loyalty,” “duty of care,” Islamic law, Indian law, English common law, European civil law, investment advice, agency law, and bankruptcy and insolvency.