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Michael D. Green

Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair

Phone: 336.758.4842
Email: greenmd@wfu.edu
Location: Worrell 3349

Michael Green is a nationally and internationally recognized torts teacher and scholar. In January 2015 he will receive the William L. Prosser award for “outstanding contributions . . .  in scholarship, teaching and service in torts and compensation systems.”  He served as Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, Green and his Co-Reporter President and Professor William C. Powers, Jr. of the University of Texas were jointly honored with the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship in 2012. Green is a member of the European Group on Tort Law, which prepared and published the Principles of European Tort Law in 2005. He is a founding member and Executive Committee member of the World Tort Law Society, an organization of torts scholars from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Green regularly lectures in Europe and China. He is a co-author of a leading Torts casebook and of two advanced torts casebooks. He has written dozens of articles in the tort, products liability, and scientific evidence areas. He is also a co-author of the Reference Guide on Epidemiology, contained in the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, a joint publication of the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Judicial Center. The Guide serves as a reference on scientific disciplines for federal and state court judges. He has an instrument and commercial pilot's license and takes every opportunity to fly that presents itself. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons and a daughter.