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Michael D. Green

Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair

Phone: 336.758.4842
Location: Worrell 3349

Michael Green is one of the country's most respected experts in the area of tort law. He served as Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm, which has already had significant impact on tort law across the country since it was first published in 2010. He also served as a Co-Reporter for another important piece of the Restatement (Third) of Torts on Apportionment of Liability. Green and his Co-Reporter, William Powers, Jr., of the University of Texas, were jointly awarded 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 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 enjoys his opportunities to fly. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons and a daughter.