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Benjamin Zipursky

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Benjamin Zipursky

Benjamin
Zipursky
Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Benjamin C. Zipursky is Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he holds the James H. Quinn ’49 Chair in Legal Ethics and has twice served as Associate Dean (2001-03; 2010-13). A member of the Fordham faculty since 1995, he has taught as a visitor at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, University of Pittsburgh Law School, and Vanderbilt Law School, and in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. Professor Zipursky is a leading scholar in torts, jurisprudence, and legal ethics, and has published more than eighty articles and chapters on subjects ranging from punitive damages and conflicts of interest in mass tort litigation to the varieties of pragmatism within legal philosophy. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and is the co-author of a leading casebook, Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress (4th ed. 2016) as well as The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts (2010).  His most recent book – Recognizing Wrongs (Harvard U. Press 2020) (coauthored with John Goldberg) – is a sustained defense of civil recourse theory in the law of torts.  An advisor to the Restatement (Third) of Torts and the Fourth Restatement of Property, Zipursky also serves on the editorial board of the journals Law and Philosophy, Legal Theory, and the Journal of Tort Law, and has served as the Chair of the Jurisprudence section of the Association of American Law Schools.  He graduated with Honors in Philosophy, Mathematics and Linguistics from Swarthmore College in 1982 and earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987.  After graduating magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1991, he clerked for Hon. Kimba M. Wood in the Southern District of New York and worked as a litigator in tort cases at the New York office of Arnold & Porter. 

Courses
Torts