Michael D. Green

Michael D. Green

Bess and Walter Williams Professor of Law

Michael Green is a nationally and internationally recognized torts teacher and scholar. In August 2018, he received the ABA's Robert B. McKay Award for outstanding contributions to the field of torts. He has also received the William L. Prosser award from the AALS and the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship jointly with Professor William C. Powers, Jr., of the University of Texas. Green served as Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm and for Apportionment of Liability with Professor Powers. They were jointly named the R. Ammi Cutter Reporters by the ALI from 2011 to 2015. 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 emeritus 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, South America, 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. In addition to his tort and products liability scholarship, he has written extensively about toxic torts and the issues of causation and apportionment that arise in those cases. He has an instrument and commercial pilot's license. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons and a daughter and four grandchildren.Read more »


Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1975
  • BS, Tufts University, 1972

Publications

Books

  • Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (2016) (with Marc Franklin, Robert Rabin, Mark Geistfeld).
  • Educational Module on Scientific Evidence of Factual Causation (National Academy of Sciences 2016).
  • Proportional Liability: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives (De Gruyter 2013).
  • Products Liability: Cases and Materials (5th ed.) (West 2013).
  • Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm (American Law Institute 2012).
  • Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (2011).
  • Toxic and Environmental Torts (2011).
  • Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm Volume I (West 2009).
  • Gilbert Law Summaries: Torts (2008) (with Jonathan Cardi, Marc Franklin).
  • Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (2006) (with Marc Franklin, Robert Rabin).
  • Products Liability: Cases and Materials (2006) (with David Fischer, Wiliam Powers, Jr., Joe Sanders).
  • Products Liability: Cases and Materials (2002) (with David Fischer, Wiliam Powers, Jr., Joe Sanders).
  • Restatement (Third) of Torts: Apportionment of Liability (2000).
  • Bendectin and Birth Defects: The Challenges of Mass Toxic Substances (U. Pa. Press 1996).
  • Products Liability Problems (1995) (with P. LeBel, D. Owen).
  • Case and Statutory Supplement to Products Liability and Safety (1993) (with P. Keeton, D. Owen, J. Montgomery).
  • Teachers' Manual for Products Liability and Safety (1990) (with P. Keeton, D. Owen, J. Montgomery).
  • Products Liability and Safety (1989) (with P. Keeton, D. Owen, J. Montgomery).

Book Chapters

  • Frances H. Bohlen, in PRIVATE LAW SCHOLARS.
  • Products Liability in North America, in Product Liability: Fundamental Questions of Product Liability in a Comparative Perspective (2017).
  • The Liability of Public Authorities in the United States, in The Liability of Public Authorities in Comparative Perspective (Ken Oliphant, ed. 2016).
  • Admissibility versus Sufficiency: Controlling the Quality of Expert Witness Testimony in the United States, in Uncertain Causation in Tort Law (Miquel Martin-Casals and Diego M. Papayanis, eds. 2016).
  • Product Liability in the United States of America, in European Product Liability: An Analysis of the State of the Art in the Era of New Technologies (Piotr Machnikowski, ed. 2016).
  • Delict and Proportional Liability, in Essays in Honor of Johann Neethling (Johan Potgeiter, Johann Knobel & Rita-Marie Jansen, eds. 2015).
  • Considerations of Risk-Spreading and Compensation of Damage, in Comparative Stimulations for Developing Tort Law (Helmut Koziol, ed. 2015).
  • Basic Questions of Tort Law from the Perspective of the USA, in Basic Questions of Tort Law from a Comparative Perspective (Helmut Koziol, ed. 2015).
  • Epidemiologic Evidence in Toxic Tort Cases, in Forensic Epidemiology (2016).
  • Tort Law to the Rescue, in Functional or Dysfunctional - the Law as a Cure 187-203 (Lars Gorton, Jan Kleineman, and Hans Wiboom 2014).
  • United States Response to Basic Questions on Tort Law from a Germanic Perspective, in Basic Questions on Tort Law from a Germanic Perspective (2014).
  • Causal Uncertainty and Proportional Liability: Analytical and Comparative Report, in Proportional Liability: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives (2013).
  • Causal Uncertainty and Proportional Liability in the U.S., in Proportional Liability: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives 343 (2013).
  • Toxic Torts, in Encyclopedia of Toxicology (2014).
  • Employers' Liability and Workers' Compensation in the United States, in Employers' Liability (Ken Oliphant, ed. 2012).
  • Reference Guide on Epidemiology, in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence 2011 (2011).
  • Aggregation and Divisibility of Damage in the United States: Tort Law and Insurance, in Aggregation and Divisibility of Damage 379-424 (Ken Oliphant 2009).
  • The Impact of the Jury on American Tort Law, in European Tort Law 2005 (Helmut Koziol & Barbara C. Steininger eds. 2006).
  • The Future of Proportional Liability, in Exploring Tort Law (Stuart Madden ed. 2005).
  • Multiple Tortfeasors Under U.S. Law, in Unification of Tort Law: Multiple Tortfeasors 259 (W.V. Horton Rogers ed. 2004 2004).
  • Reference Guide on Epidemiology, in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (2000).
  • Reference Guide on Epidemiology, in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (1994).
  • Tort Law, Deterrence and Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?, in in National Academy of Sciences--Building Research Board, The Role of Public Agencies in Fostering New Technology and Innovation in Building (A. Lemer & D. Dibner eds. 1992).
  • The Private Law Implications of Regulatory Risk Communication in the United States, in Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks (M. Baram & D. Partan eds. 1990).

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