Catherine Sharkey joins Richard Epstein as co-author of the tenth edition of Case and Materials on Torts

Catherine SharkeyCatherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, is joining Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, as a co-author of the tenth edition of Cases and Materials on Torts. Epstein has been the editor of Case and Materials on Torts since 1977. Sharkey will be joining him as co-editor for this and future editions of the casebook.

Epstein and Sharkey have a history of scholarly dialogue. When Sharkey wrote her first law review article, she sent Epstein a copy; they didn't know each other at the time, but Sharkey particularly admired his work on torts. Upon reading Sharkey's article, Epstein immediately called her to discuss it. “I knew from the first conversation that this young professor would soon make it to the ranks of top legal scholars in any area in which she worked,” said Epstein in an interview for the 2007 Law School Magazine. “She was focused and determined, with an immense knowledge of the case law and a real commitment to intellectual rigor.”

Now one of the nation’s leading scholars on punitive damages and federal preemption in the realm of products liability, Sharkey has published more than twenty-five law review articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters in the fields of tort, administrative law, mass torts, class actions, and empirical legal studies.

Posted March 23, 2012