Registration Opens for Third Year of Insurance Series

Scholars, lawyers and industry leaders will bring groundbreaking research and fresh perspectives to the New Ideas in Insurance series from the Insurance Law Center beginning Sept. 8, 2022.

The new lineup of online presentations marks the third year of New Ideas in Insurance, and the first in which the series will extend over the course of two semesters. The newly released schedule for Fall 2022 begins with a presentation by Robin Pearson, professor of economic history at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, on the Lloyd’s insurance market crisis of the 1980s and ’90s. In the sessions to follow, speakers will address conflicts of interests in variable annuities, drug insurance coverage, liability insurance and the tort system, non-rational motives for buying insurance, and the evolving link between jobs and health insurance. Each session will conclude with a full discussion with audience participation.

“It’s a really exciting time to be the nexus of cutting-edge thought about insurance and insurance law,” said Professor Travis Pantin, director of the Insurance Law Center. “The quality of the scholarship has never been higher, and now that virtual workshops have been shown to work, the insurance community has an opportunity to convene on a regular basis in a way that wasn’t really possible before.”

The series, which is free, open to the public, and entirely virtual, will be held on alternating Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. ET. Advance registration is required at

“The Insurance Law Center has created an exemplary model for bringing scholars and practitioners together with New Ideas in Insurance,” Dean Eboni S. Nelson said. “The continued success of the series is the latest demonstration of how important the center has become to an industry that shapes our lives and choices in so many ways.”

Video recordings of sessions from the first two years’ of New Ideas in Insurance are available on the Insurance Law Center website at

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