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UNB law to host the 2019 Law of Obligations Conference

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on May 8, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law is hosting the 2019 Law of Obligations Conference on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11.

The event will see scholars and legal professionals from across North America and the United Kingdom discuss issues of contracts, torts and restitution, with an emphasis on how the law of obligations can help ensure access to justice.

Hilary Young, a UNB law faculty member and conference organizer, sees the event as an important platform for academic debate.

“The conference is a rare opportunity for scholars to engage in discussion about how private law promotes or impedes the efficient and just resolution of disputes in Canada. Our research into ways to understand and improve our laws benefits immensely from the deep and broad expertise of conference participants.”

UNB Law will be represented at the conference by faculty members Greg Bowley, Jane Thomson and Hilary Young, along with student Colleen Thrasher.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Angela Swan, who will discuss contract, commercial and corporate law, and Shannon Salter, who will examine online dispute resolution in B.C.

The conference kicks off Friday, May 10, at 8:45 a.m. in Ludlow Hall, 41 Dineen Dr., UNB Fredericton.

Media contact: Ed Bowes