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Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture: Omri Ben-Shahar of University of Chicago Law School

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
University of Illinois College of Law
Location
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
Date
Mar 2, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Omri Ben-Shahar - University of Chicago Law School
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Carolyn Turner
E-Mail
carolynt@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-0001
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Originating Calendar
College of Law - Lectures Calendar

SAVE THE DATE: March 2, 2020

Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
College of Law Building

Omri Ben-Shahar
Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law
Kearney Director and founder of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
University of Chicago Law School

March 2, 2020
12-1 p.m.
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
College of Law Building

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided to lecture attendees.


Omri Ben-Shahar is the Leo & Eileen Herzel Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and the Kearny Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics. Ben-Shahar writes and teaches in the areas of contract law, consumer law, insurance law, trademark law, food law, and law-and-economics. He also writes a regular column for Forbes. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Ben-Shahar was the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Michigan (1998-2008), and an assistant professor of economics and law at Tel-Aviv University (1995-1998). Ben-Shahar is the co-author of "More Than You Wanted To Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure" (with Carl Schneider, Princeton Press 2014). He is currently serving as a Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts (with Oren Bar-Gill and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler).

Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture

In remembrance of the life of Mrs. Ann F. Baum, a gift through her estate has endowed the Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture. This lecture series seeks to promote the relevant and timely discussion of broad range of issues relating to the intersection of public policy, the law, and the elderly.

Mrs. Baum was born November 11, 1922, into a poor Irish Catholic family. A life-long resident of the Chicago area, Mrs. Baum grew up with seven siblings. She and her husband, the late Alvin H. Baum, operated an investment firm in Chicago. Mr. Baum passed away in 1982, and Mrs. Baum passed away in 2005.

Mrs. Baum and her late husband were compassionate individuals who supported a broad array of charities as well as providing direct support to needy individuals. Targets of their giving included the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, religious organizations, educational organizations, and civic organizations. Their legacy of giving and sharing is continued through the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund of which Alvin and Ann were both benefactors.

The Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture constitutes a fitting memorial to a woman who was deeply concerned with the rights and issues pertaining to elderly people in our society.

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