UC Law lecture examines challenge of sexual torts

Jonathan Cardi, professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, will discuss the topic “A Negligence Claim for Rape” at his upcoming College of Law lecture. This event, the 2023 Schwartz Lecture in Torts, will be held at 12:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the College of Law (2925 Campus Green Drive). The lecture is free and open to the public. However, registration is appreciated. Attendees can register via the registration button below.  A reception will be held after the lecture.  

CLE: Application has been submitted to OH and KY for 1.0 hour of CLE. Approval is expected.

The Schwartz Lecture in Torts is made possible by the generous support of Victor Schwartz.  

About the Lecture

In a recent article co-authored with Professor Martha Chamallas, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, Professor Cardi both praised and critiqued the recent addition to the Restatement (Third) of Torts of a new section specifically addressing sexual torts. Although the new Restatement provision is intended to make it easier for victims of sexual misconduct to recover damages, the authors argued that placing sexual wrongs under the general rubric of intentional torts is likely to reduce the impact of the new tort. They propose a different analytical framework that would permit recovery by analogy to negligence rather than to intentional tort claims.

About the Lecturer

Wake Forest School of Law professor Jonathan Cardi poses outside the Worrell Professional Center on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Prof. Jonathan Cardi

Jonathan Cardi joined the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Law in 2010. Professor Cardi specializes in tort law, the law of remedies, and the intersection of race and the law. He is co-author of casebooks in torts, products liability and remedies, as well as two commercial outlines. He also is co-editor of a book entitled Critical Race Realism. Professor Cardi is a member of the American Law Institute, serving as Associate Reporter of the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Intentional Torts and as advisor to the Restatements of Torts Remedies and Concluding Provisions. Professor Cardi received his BA from Harvard and his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law. After graduating law school, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Alan Norris, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before working as a litigator at the Washington D.C. law firm, Arnold & Porter. Prior to joining Wake Forest Law, Professor Cardi was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he taught for eight years.

About the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Founded in 1833, the University of Cincinnati College of Law has the distinction of being the first law school west of the Alleghenies. From humble beginnings 175 years ago in a room above Timothy Walker’s law offices to its home today, Cincinnati Law has been on the leading edge of legal education. Thousands of lawyers have graduated from the law school, and about one-third practice in the Greater Cincinnati community, working in all areas of the law. For more information about the College of Law, visit www.law.uc.edu.

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