Wednesday, November 4, 2009
John Goldberg is Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. From 1995 until 2008, he was a faculty member of Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as Associate Dean for Research (2006-08). Professor Goldberg is an author of a leading tort law casebook, Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, now in its second edition. He has also published more than 30 articles and essays. A member of the editorial board of Legal Theory and a senior editor of the Journal of Tort Law, he is serving in 2009 as Chair of the Torts and Compensation Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
After receiving his J.D. in 1991 from New York University School of Law, Professor Goldberg clerked for Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York and for Supreme Court Justice Byron White. He earned his B.A. with high honors from the College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University. He also holds an M. Phil. in Politics from Oxford University and an M.A. in Politics from Princeton University.
An expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy, Professor Goldberg is probably best known for his creation and espousal, with Professor Benjamin Zipursky (guest blogging on November 23!), of the "civil recourse" theory of torts.