November 19, 2009
Introducing Guest Blogger Ben Zipursky
Monday's Guest Blogger is Ben Zipursky. Zipursky is currently the James H. Quinn '49 Chair in Legal Ethics and Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches Torts, Law & Philosophy, Advanced Torts ‑ Defamation & Privacy, Tort Theory, and Jurisprudence. He also served as Associate Dean at Fordham from 2001-2003.
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. Zipursky is also a co-author of Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress (Aspen Publishers, 2004) (with fall Guest Bloggers Tony Sebok and John Goldberg), and also Torts: A Short Introduction (Oxford University Press forthcoming 2010) (with John Goldberg).
In addition to his law degree, Zipursky holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining academia, Zipursky clerked for the Honorable Kimba M. Wood (S.D.N.Y), and practiced as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter (New York). He has taught as a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, and Harvard Law School.
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