FAU Jupiter’s LLS Presents Kenneth R. Feinberg
Jupiter’s LLS will present a lecture by Kenneth R. Feinberg on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in the LLS complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.
Kenneth R. Feinberg
Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture by Kenneth R. Feinberg on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.
“Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges,” sponsored by Michael Slutsky and Irene Ross, will focus on those relatively rare instances in American life when unique catastrophes, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as the Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School and Aurora, Colo. movie shootings, which fuel a desire on the part of the American people to compensate the innocent victims of such tragedies.
Feinberg has been key in resolving many of our nation’s most challenging and widely known disputes. He is best known for serving as the special master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, in which he reached out to all who qualified to file a claim, evaluated applications, determined appropriate compensation and disseminated awards. Feinberg shared his extraordinary experience in his book “What Is Life Worth?” published in 2005 by Public Affairs Press and in his follow-up book “Who Gets What,” published by Public Affairs Press in 2012. Feinberg has been appointed to two presidential-level commissions because of his experience and expertise and has had a distinguished teaching career as an adjunct professor of law at Harvard Law School; Georgetown University Law Center; the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Columbia University Law School; New York University Law School and the University of Virginia Law School.
Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547 or visit www.fau.edu/llsjupiter.