Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University
Professor of Law
Professor Sebok is an expert on mass torts, litigation finance, comparative tort law, and legal philosophy. Before joining the Cardozo faculty in 2007, he was the Centennial Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Research at Brooklyn Law School where he taught for 15 years. He was a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2005-06, and in 1999, he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Edward N. Cahn of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Professor Sebok has authored numerous articles about litigation finance and mass restitution litigation involving tobacco, handguns, and slavery reparations. He is the author of Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence, articles and essays on jurisprudence, and is the coeditor of The Philosophy of Law: A Collection of Essays. His casebook, Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, which he coauthored with John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky, is used at several leading law schools. Professor Sebok is frequently quoted in the national media on timely legal issues, such as the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. He is currently writing a book with Mauro Bussani of the University of Trieste on comparative tort law, which will be published by Oxford University Press.