Presenters

Kenneth Abraham Kenneth Abraham
David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School

Professor Abraham has served as a consulting counsel and as an expert witness in a variety of major insurance coverage cases and served as an arbitrator for the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust. He is the author of a torts treatise, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law. In 2000, Professor Abraham received the American Bar Association’s Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, given for outstanding contributions to tort and insurance law. Read More »
Ellen Bublick Ellen Bublick
Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

Professor Bublick is the author of numerous publications, including Torts and Compensation: Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury (6th ed. forthcoming 2009) (co-author, with Dan B. Dobbs & Paul T. Hayden) and Advanced Torts: Economic and Dignitary Torts - Business, Commercial and Intangible Harms (2006) (co-author, with Dan B. Dobbs). Professor Bublick also speaks regularly on torts issues. Read More »
Jonathan Cardi Jonathan Cardi
Dorothy Salmon Chair
Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Law

Professor Cardi currently serves as President –Elect of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. Prior to teaching, Professor Cardi was an associate at Arnold & Porter, in Washington, D.C., where he worked on litigation, copyright, and legislative matters. He clerked for Judge Alan E. Norris, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Read More »
Martha Chamallas Martha Chamallas
Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

Professor Chamallas has made great contributions in three areas of law: feminist legal theory, employment discrimination law, and torts. Prior to teaching, Professor Chamallas clerked for Judge Charles Clark of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She also served as an attorney for the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Civil Rights Division. Read More »
Mark Geistfeld Mark Geistfeld
Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Professor Geistfeld serves as Co-Director of the New York University Center for Law and Economics. Professor Geistfeld was a law clerk to Judge Wilfred Feinberg, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also worked in the New York offices of Dewey Ballantine and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. Read More »
John Goldberg John Goldberg
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Professor Goldberg is an expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy. He is the author of a leading tort law casebook, "Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress" (Aspen Press, 2004), now in its second edition. In addition, Professor Goldberg has published over 30 scholarly articles in leading law reviews, most on aspects of the tort system. Read More »
James A. Henderson, Jr. James A. Henderson, Jr.
Frank B. Ingersoll Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Professor Henderson is a leading commentator in the filed of torts and products liability. He served as the co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s revision of the products liability portions of the Restatement of the Law of Torts from 1992-1998. Read More »
Keith Hylton Keith Hylton
The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law
Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Professor Hylton is widely recognized in the areas of law and economics and has published numerous articles in American law journals and peer-reviewed law and economics journals. In addition to teaching courses in antitrust, torts, and labor law, he serves as co-editor of the Social Science Research Network’s Torts, Products Liability and Insurance Law Abstracts. Read More »
Greg Keating Greg Keating
Associate Dean

William T. Dalessi Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Southern California

Professor Keating is the editor of a leading torts casebook and the author of numerous articles. In addition to his J.D., Professor Keating received a M.A. and Ph.D. in political philosophy from Princeton University. Before teaching, Professor Keating practiced law in Massachusetts for five years. Read More »
Martin Matthews Martin Matthews
Fellow and Praelector in Jurisprudence, University College Oxford

Professor Matthews served as a Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara Law School. Professor Matthews also has an interest in Sports Law and served on the Council of the Football Association for ten years. Since leaving the Football Association Council, Professor Matthews has been appointed a Professional Member of the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators. Read More »
David Owen David Owen
Carolina Distinguished Professor of Law
Director of the Office of Tort Law Studies, University of South Carolina School of Law

Professor Owen teaches courses and seminars on Tort Law, Tort Theory, and Products Liability. In addition, he has advised Congress, state legislatures, the British Law Commission, and the European Union on various products liability and tort law matters, is an Adviser to the American Law Institute on the Restatement (Third) of Torts, and he was the Editorial Adviser for the Restatement of Products Liability. Read More »
Ariel Porat Ariel Porat
Alain Poher Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University
Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Professor Porat formerly served as President of the Israeli Law and Economics Association and as Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law. Professor Porat is also the former Dean of the University of Tel Aviv School of Law. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia. Read More »
Ellen Pryor Ellen Pryor
Associate Provost, Southern Methodist University

Professor Pryor’s legal scholarship and teaching focus on tort and compensation law, disability, insurance, and professional responsibility. She is the co-author of The Law of Torts (4th edition West 2004), and Advanced Torts (West 2004) and is an advisor and coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Torts. Read More »
Robert Rabin Robert Rabin
A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Professor Rabin has served as the program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program on Tobacco Policy Research and Evaluation. He has also served as a reporter for the American Law Institute Project on Compensation and Liability for Product and Process Injuries and the American Bar Association Action Commission to Improve the Tort Liability System. Professor Rabin is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge of the history and institutional dynamics of accident law. Read More »
David W. Robertson David W. Robertson
W. Page Keeton Chair in Tort Law
University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Professor Robertson is one of the nation's leading experts in admiralty law, whose work has been cited many times by the U.S. Supreme Court. He also teaches and writes in the area of tort law, including authoring numerous case books and scholarly articles. Professor Robertson also serves on the Advising Board of Editors of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. Read More »
Joseph Sanders Joseph Sanders
A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Professor Sanders is one of the leading experts in the United States on sociological studies of the law. In particular, his writings in the field of tort law, especially on the mass tort cases have brought considerable attention to his scholarship. Read More »
Victor Schwartz Victor Schwartz
Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Mr. Schwartz chairs the Public Policy Group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon and serves as general counsel to the American Tort Reform Association. Mr. Schwartz is the co-author of one of the nation’s leading torts textbook, Prosser, Wade & Schwartz’s Torts, and the author of Comparative Negligence. He is the former dean of the University of Cincinnati School of Law and currently serves on its Board of Visitors. Read More »
Kenneth Simons Kenneth Simons
The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Boston University School of Law

Professor Simons is a leading scholar on the topic of assumption of risk in tort law, and he has published an influential series of articles concerning the nature and role of mental states in criminal, tort and constitutional law. He has also explored such topics as bias crimes, contributory negligence, corrective justice, mistake and impossibility in criminal law, negligence as a moral and legal concept and strict criminal liability. Read More »
Jane Stapleton Jane Stapleton
Ernest E. Smith Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Professor Stapleton is one of the world's leading scholars on Products Liability. Her scholarship centers on the private law of obligations, liability and compensation systems, and ranges from comparative product liability to the philosophical foundations of common law concepts like causation, duty, and good faith. Read More »
Stephen Sugarman Stephen Sugarman
Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law, UC Berkley Boalt Hall School of Law

Professor Sugarman regularly teaches Torts, and occasionally teaches Sports Law, Educational Policy and Law, and other courses in the social justice curriculum. He argued the landmark case Serrano v. Priest before the California Supreme Court with his co-author on four books, Boalt colleague John Coons. Professor Sugarman also penned Torts Stories (Foundation 2003) and has visited at institutes of higher education around the globe. Read More »
Aaron Twerski Aaron Twerski
Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Professor Twerski is a preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law. He was Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law (Third) Torts: Products Liability, published in 1998 and is a prolific scholar, having published dozens of law review articles on torts and products liability law. Read More »
Benjamin Zipursky Benjamin Zipursky
Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Professor Zipursky is a leading scholar in torts, tort theory and jurisprudence, and has published more than forty articles and chapters on subjects ranging from punitive damages and duty in tort law to the varieties of pragmatism within legal philosophy. He is best known as a pioneer of “civil recourse theory” of tort law, which he and Professor John Goldberg have established as a leading alternative within tort theory to corrective justice theory of law and economics. Read More »
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