Goldberg ’83 Appointed to Eli Goldston Chair at Harvard Law School

Professor John Goldberg '83. (Photo by Harvard Law School)

Professor John Goldberg ’83. (Photo by Harvard Law School)

Harvard Law School recently announced that John C. P. Goldberg ’83 has been appointed to the Eli Goldston Professorship of Law. An expert in tort law, tort theory and political philosophy, he joined Harvard Law School as a tenured faculty member in 2008 and teaches first-year and upper-level courses.

Goldberg has worked closely with Professor Henry Smith to develop the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard and has co-taught with Professor Smith the Private Law Workshop, which enables students to discuss with leading scholars cutting-edge research in torts, property, contracts, restitution, and other topics. He recently served as the faculty chair for The New Private Law, a Harvard Law Review symposium.

Goldberg was previously a professor of law and an associate dean for research at Vanderbilt University. He has recognized for excellence in the classroom several times and received four teaching prizes at Vanderbilt.

Goldberg is co-author of The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts and Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress (3d ed.). He also has published dozens of articles and essays in scholarly journals. After receiving his JD in 1991 from New York University School of Law, he clerked for Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York and for Justice Byron White. He earned his BA with high honors from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan. He also holds an MPhil in politics from Oxford University and an MA in politics from Princeton University.