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Aaron Twerski

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Photo - Aaron Twerski Professor Twerski is a preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law.  The American Bar Associationís Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section honored him with the 2007 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, which recognizes law professors who are committed to the advancement of justice, scholarship and the legal profession in the fields of tort and insurance law.  He was Co-Reporter for the American Law Instituteís Restatement of the Law (Third) Torts: Products Liability, published in 1998.  For his distinguished performance as a Reporter, the ALI named him the R. Ammi Cutter Reporter.  He is a prolific scholar, having published dozens of law review articles on torts and products liability law.  Among his recent articles are those published in the Yale Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, New York University Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal.  He is also the author of the leading textbook, Products Liability: Problems and Process (4th ed. 2000) (with J. Henderson, Jr.).  His expertise has been widely called upon by state and federal legislative bodies considering product liability and mass tort legislation, and he is a frequent lecturer to the practicing bar.  He joined the faculty in 1986, after serving as Interim Dean at Hofstra University School of Law, where he taught for many years.  He also taught at Duquesne University School of Law and was a Visiting Professor at Cornell, Boston University, and the University of Michigan law schools.  His background also includes a teaching fellowship at Harvard Law School, and work as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in its Civil Rights Division.

A.B., Beth Medrash Elyon Talmudic Research Institute
B.S., University of Wisconsin
J.D., Marquette University School of Law


James A. Henderson Jr.

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James Henderson is a leading commentator in the field of torts and products liability. After he received both an LL.B and LL.M from Harvard Law School, Professor Henderson clerked for the Hon. Warren L. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then taught at Boston University Law School for twenty years before joining the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1984. His scholarship and teaching addresses theoretical, practical, and process concerns in the fields of products liability and torts. In addition to serving as the co-reporter of the American Law Institute's revision of the products liability portions of the Restatement of the Law of Torts from 1992-1998, Henderson has testified extensively on torts, products liability and insurance before the Senate and Congress, as well as before numerous state legislatures. He is the coauthor of torts and products liability casebooks.

A.B., Princeton University, 1959
LL.B., Harvard Law School 1962
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1964


W. Bradley Wendel

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Brad Wendel is a professor at Cornell Law School.  Professor Wendel joined the Cornell faculty in 2004, after teaching at Washington and Lee Law School from 1999-2004. Before entering graduate school and law teaching, he was a product liability litigator at Bogle & Gates in Seattle and a law clerk for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His teaching interests are in the regulation of the legal profession and torts, and his research focuses on the application of moral and political philosophy to problems of legal ethics.

Professor Wendel is the author of Examples & Explanations: Professional Responsibility, also published by Wolters Kluwer.


B.A., Rice University,

J.D., Duke Law School,

LL.M., and J.S.D., Columbia Law School