Barry Law Professor Wes Henricksen Selected to Present at Law Forum

Barry Law Professor Wes Henricksen Selected to Present at Law Forum

Barry Law Professor to present at the Stanford-Penn-Northwestern Law and STEM Forum

Barry University School of Law Assistant Professor Wes Henricksen will speak at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s second annual Junior Faculty Forum for Law and STEM later this month.

The event will highlight outstanding junior faculty who are pursuing interdisciplinary research at the boundary of law and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM). It is held each fall at Northwestern, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, or Stanford Law School.

Professor Henricksen is one of just nine legal academics selected from universities around the world to present. Presenting scholars were chosen on a blind basis after submitting research papers.

At the forum, Professor Henricksen will speak about his article “Scientific Knowledge Fraud,” which is forthcoming in the Oregon Law Review. The article makes the case for carving out a new kind of fraud claim where the defendant misrepresented scientific knowledge, and sets forth a new falsity standard to apply in such cases. He previously presented this paper at the 2018 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Professor Henricksen, who joined Barry Law in August 2016, teaches Legal Research and Writing I and II to first-year students. He has also taught Securities Regulation and Torts.

For more information about the Law and STEM Junior Faculty Forum, head to their website.

For more information about Professor Henricksen, view his faculty webpage.