Professor Anita Bernstein Again Named Top-Cited Scholar in Torts and Products Liability


Professor Anita Bernstein has again been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of Torts and Products Liability, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.

The list of legal scholars—“Ten Most-Cited Torts/Products Liability/Insurance Law Faculty, 2013-2017 (inclusive)”—on which she was ranked the 8th with 200 citations, draws upon data from a 2018 study examining the top law faculties for scholarly impact. In that study, Brooklyn Law School placed 44th nationally.

Bernstein’s many professional honors include being awarded the first Fulbright scholarship in European Union affairs given to a law professor. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Torts and Compensation Systems. Her writings have appeared in the law reviews of dozens of law schools, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, California, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, Texas, and Vanderbilt. Her scholarship has been cited in decisional law by federal courts (both trial and appellate) and the supreme courts of Pennsylvania and Texas.

The author of several books addressing torts, products liability, and the law of marriage, Bernstein’s wide-ranging interests extend to microfinance, diversity as a rationale for affirmative action, and comparative and international law. She is the author of a series on legal malpractice for the New York Law Journal, and this past February she presented at Brooklyn Law School’s Health Law Symposium, which focused on diverse aspects of defective drug and medical device claims.

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Ten Most-Cited Torts/Products Liability/Insurance Law Faculty, 2013-17
Top 50 Law Schools Based on Scholarly Impact, 2018