Ellen Bublick

Prof. Ellen Bublick

Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Ellen Bublick is the Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. She is coauthor of the leading U.S. tort law treatise and hornbook, The Law of Torts (2d ed. 2011), and Hornbook on Torts (2d ed. 2016), with Dan Dobbs and Paul Hayden. Her books have been cited by the United States Supreme Court and by courts in every federal circuit and in forty-five states. She currently serves as an Advisor on every active Restatement (Third) of Torts project including the American Law Institute's Restatement Third of Torts:  Liability for Economic Harm, and the Restatement Third of Torts:  Intentional Torts to Persons. She also serves as a co-editor and writer of the JOTWELL Torts blog, and previously served as Chair of the Torts and Compensation Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Her other books include the popular casebook Torts and Compensation:  Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury (8th standard and concise eds. 2017); Cases and Materials on Advanced Torts:  Economic and Dignitary Torts—Business, Commercial and Intangible Harms (with Dan B. Dobbs), and A Concise Restatement of Torts (3d ed. 2013) (on behalf of the American Law Institute). On the basis of her research, Bublick has been invited to speak to international audiences which include the Obligations Discussion Group at Oxford University, the European Group on Tort Law in Vienna, Austria, the Tort Law Research Group in Ontario, Canada, and the Research Center for Civil and Commercial Jurisprudence of Renmin University of China. She has also been invited to speak to national audiences, which include the National Institute of Justice, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and the National Sexual Assault Law Institute. One of her innovative legal theories was expressly adopted by the Washington Supreme Court in Christensen v. Royal School Dist. No, 160, 124 P.2d 283 (2005). An honors graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School, Bublick clerked for Judge Walter Cummings on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago before entering academia.


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