In the below video, Henry E. Smith and John C.P. Goldberg discuss the connection property torts has to both Restatements of Torts and Property. Smith and Goldberg serve as Reporter and Associate Reporter, respectively, for the Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property.

This project is on the 2021 Annual Meeting agenda. Tentative Draft No. 2 includes material from Volumes 1, 2, and 3 on Possession, Trespass to Land, and Bailments. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this draft, please contact us.

John C. P. Goldberg

Associate Reporter, The Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property

John C.P. Goldberg, an expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy, joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2008. From 1995 until then, he was a faculty member of Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as Associate Dean for Research (2006-08). He is co-author of a leading casebook, Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress (4th ed. 2016), as well as The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts (2010).

Henry E. Smith

Reporter, The Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property

Henry Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Professor Smith has written primarily on the law and economics of property and intellectual property, with a focus on how property-related institutions lower information costs and constrain strategic behavior.


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