Rick Cupp, associate dean for research and the John W. Wade Professor of Law, and Michael D. Green, D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor for fall 2008, spoke at a Brooklyn Law School symposium titled, "The Products Liability Restatement: Was it a Success?" on Nov. 13-14.
Dean Cupp teaches Products Liability, Remedies, and Torts. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Torts and Compensation Systems. He has published numerous law review articles, including several in journals such as the NYU Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, and George Washington Law Review.
Professor Green is the Williams Professor of Law at Wake Forest University where he has taught since 2000. His primary teaching and research interests are in the area of torts and scientific evidence of causation. He is a co-reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts; Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm and served as co-reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Apportionment of Liability (2000).
Beyond his restatement work, Professor Green is a co-author of a leading torts casebook, a products liability casebook, and the Reference Guide on Epidemiology in the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, a publication of the Federal Judicial Center for federal judges. He has authored numerous articles in the torts and products liability field and wrote a book about the mass tort litigation over the drug, Bendectin. He is a fellow of the European Council on Torts and Insurance Law and participated in the drafting of Principles of European Law by that group.