Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Professor Sebok specializes in tort law and legal philosophy. His current scholarship has been focused in the area of punitive damages and the role that our liability system plays in resolving political disputes. He has authored numerous articles about mass restitution litigation, including those involving the tobacco and handgun lawsuits and slavery reparations. He has also written extensively on the differences between European and American tort systems. His scholarship was recognized in 1999 by the American Academy of Berlin and he was awarded a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Professor Sebok is the author of Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence (1998), numerous articles and essays on jurisprudence, as well as the co-editor of the Philosophy of Law: A Collection of Essays. He has lectured widely on tort law and he is frequently quoted by the national media on timely legal issues. Professor Sebok is a regular columnist for Findlaw, a popular legal web site. He holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and in 2005-06 he was a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University. He was Law Clerk to Chief Judge Edward N. Cahn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty in 1992.
EducationB.A., Cornell University
M.Phil., Oxford University
J.D., Yale Law School
Ph.D., Princeton University