John C.P. Goldberg
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About John C.P. Goldberg
John C. P. Goldberg is a professor at Harvard Law School and a world-renowned expert in tort law. From 1995 to 2008, he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law School faculty where he served as Associate Dean for Research (2006-08). His published works include two co-authored books and dozens of articles on tort law and legal theory. The recipient of multiple teaching awards, Goldberg has taught an unusually wide range of courses, including Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, and Criminal Law. After receiving his J.D. in 1991 from New York University School of Law, 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. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, he briefly practiced law in Boston.
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Tort law is badly misunderstood. In the popular imagination, it is “Robin Hood” law. Law professors, meanwhile, mostly dismiss it as an archaic, inefficient way to compensate victims and incentivize safety precautions. In Recognizing Wrongs, John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky explain the distinctive and important role that tort law plays in our legal system: it defines injurious wrongs and provides victims with the power to respond to those wrongs civilly.
Tort law rests on a basic and powerful ideal: a person who has been mistreated by another in a manner that the law forbids is entitled to an avenue of civil recourse against the wrongdoer. Through tort law, government fulfills its political obligation to provide this law of wrongs and redress. In Recognizing Wrongs, Goldberg and Zipursky systematically explain how their “civil recourse” conception makes sense of tort doctrine and captures the ways in which the law of torts contributes to the maintenance of a just polity.
Recognizing Wrongs aims to unseat both the leading philosophical theory of tort law—corrective justice theory—and the approaches favored by the law-and-economics movement. It also sheds new light on central figures of American jurisprudence, including former Supreme Court Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Benjamin Cardozo. In the process, it addresses hotly contested contemporary issues in the law of damages, defamation, malpractice, mass torts, and products liability.
Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition includes:
- The book contains new Check Your Understanding, Big Think and Did you Know? text boxes that enable students to engage in self-assessment as they proceed through class
- The book has also been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts
- Chapter 4 has been substantially revised to provide enhanced treatment of actual causation issues, including toxic torts
- New, user-friendly page layout features helpful photographs, illustrations, and original charts
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