John C.P. Goldberg, an expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy, joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2008. From 1995 until then, he was a faculty member of Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as Associate Dean for Research. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, he briefly practiced law in Boston. Goldberg is 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). He has also published dozens of articles and essays in scholarly journals.
Goldberg has taught a broad array of first-year and upper-level courses, and has received multiple teaching prizes. An Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Fourth Restatement of Property, Goldberg also serves as an advisor to the Third Restatement of Torts. In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Tort Law and Legal Theory, and in 2009 was chair of the Torts and Compensation Systems Section of the Association of American Law Schools.