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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Introducing Guest Blogger Mark Geistfeld

Geistfeld   Monday's guest blogger is Mark Geistfeld.  Geistfeld is the Sheila Lubetsky Birnbaum Professor of Civil Litigation at New York University School of Law, where he teaches Insurance, Torts, and Products Liability.

Geistfeld joined the NYU faculty in 1992.   From 1997 to 2003, he served as the Director of the LL.M. (C.J.) Program, and in 2005, he served as Co-Director for the Center for Law, Economics, and Organization.  Geistfeld was the Crystal Eastman Professor of Law in 2004,and is now the inaugural Sheila Lubetsky Birnbaum Professor of Civil Litigation.

Geistfeld's publications are too numerous to list here.   A few of his recent publications include "Efficiency, Fairness, and the Economic Analysis of Tort Law," in Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics  (Mark D. White, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009); "Products Liability," in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Vol. 1 (Michael Faure, ed., Edward Elgar Press 2nd ed., 2009);  "Social Value as a Policy-Based Limitation of the Ordinary Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care," 44 Wake Forest Law Review  899 (2009); "The Value of Consumer Choice in Products Liability," 74 Brooklyn Law Review  781 (2009); Tort Law: The Essentials (Aspen Publishing, 2008), and "Punitive Damages, Retribution, and Due Process," 81 Southern California Law Review  263 (2008).

Geistfeld received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, and also a Ph.D. (Economics)  from Columbia University.  He also holds a M.A. (Economics) from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining academia, 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.   


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