W&L Law Review Symposium to Explore Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

Lexington, VA Monday, February 21, 2011


When: Friday, February 25
Where: Millhiser Moot Court Room, Lewis Hall
Restitution Symposium Web Page
On Friday, February 25, Washington and Lee School of Law and the American Law Institute will host a conference in Lexington exploring the recently released restatement of the law of restitution.

The day-long symposium, titled "Restitution Rollout: The Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment," will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall, on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The symposium is free and open to the public. CLE credit is available.

The American Law Institute (ALI), the leading legal-reform organization in the United States, restates basic legal subjects to inform the legal profession what the law is in a particular subject. In 2010, the ALI approved the Restatement (Third) Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, the subject of the Restitution Rollout.

This restatement restores the full title, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, which appeared on the Tentative Drafts of the original Restatement but was dropped when the official text was published. This change emphasizes that the subject matter of the restatement encompasses the independent body of law of unjust enrichment, not simply the remedy of restitution.

At the conference, ALI Reporter Andrew Kull and ALI Director Lance Liebman will introduce the Restatement Third of Restitution. They will be joined by leading Restitution and Contracts scholars including Joe Perillo, Lionel Smith, Peter Linzer, and Caprice Roberts, among others.

The symposium is sponsored by the W&L Frances Lewis Law Center, the American Law Institute, and the W&L Law Review.

For more information on the symposium, including a complete schedule and registration information, visit http://law.wlu.edu/restitution.

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