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A Tort is Not a Cake

Thursday, September 25, 2014
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Student Union Theatre

All too often, students place themselves and others in dangerous situations as a result of a lack of understanding of the laws and campus policies. Student groups often operate blindly, holding risky social events or living in a housing situation that is far from safe.

This misunderstanding of laws and guidelines can have catastrophic results, ending in injury, judicial hearings, probation, loss of a chapter’s charter, jail time and, in some extreme cases, death. Other risks such as sexual assault and substance abuse are not always dealt with in the most effective means, with an eye toward the gravity of the situations.

In his keynote, A Tort is Not a Cake, Judge Mitch Crane uses his time on the bench to help student leaders understand the concept of negligence and the practical implementation of risk management through the use of case studies. By learning how to spot potentially dangerous situations before they become real liabilities, students become true risk managers.


Krista Contaldi,

SUBOG - Student Union Board of Governors (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Fraternity and Sorority Life, UConn Master Calendar

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