Ellen M. Bublick

Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law; Faculty Research Fellow and Faculty Director, Phoenix Program

Ellen Bublick is the Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law and Faculty Research Fellow at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, and recent Visiting Professor at the UCLA School of Law. She is coauthor of the leading U.S. tort law treatise, The Law of Torts, and the leading tort law hornbook, Hornbook on Torts (both with Dan Dobbs and Paul Hayden). Her books and articles have been cited by the United States Supreme Court, courts in every federal circuit, forty-nine states, and in international jurisdictions. She has served as an Advisor on the American Law Institute’s Restatement Third of Remedies and Restatement Third of Torts:  Intentional Torts, Liability for Economic Harm, and Coordination Projects. She also serves, with Greg Keating, as Editor of the Journal of Tort Law, the leading scholarly journal in the Torts field. She is a Contributing Editor and former Section Editor of the JOTWELL Torts blog. Bublick previously served as Chair of the Torts and Compensation Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Bublick’s other books include the widely-used casebook Torts and Compensation:  Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury (with Paul Hayden); Dobbs on Economic and Dignitary Torts (with Jane Bambauer and Daniel Arellano), and A Concise Restatement of Torts (on behalf of the American Law Institute). Some of her work has been translated into Chinese.

On the basis of her research, Bublick has been invited to speak to international audiences which include the Obligations Discussion Group at Oxford University; the European Group on Tort Law in Vienna, Austria; the Tort Law Research Group in Ontario, Canada; and an event co-sponsored by the Research Center for Civil and Commercial Jurisprudence of Renmin University of China. She has also been invited to speak to national audiences, which include the National Institute of Justice; The Louisiana Judicial Conference; the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; and the National Sexual Assault Law Institute. One of her innovative legal theories concerning suits involving sexual violence against children was expressly adopted by the Washington Supreme Court in Christensen v. Royal School Dist. No. 160, 124 P.2d 283 (2005).

An honors graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School, Bublick clerked for Judge Walter Cummings on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago before entering academia. 

She recently created the Arizona Law Phoenix Program.

Author Video, Torts and Compensation:  Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury (7th ed. 2013):  Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury

The Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library hosted a Book Talk featuring Ellie Bublick, Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law, Jane Bambauer, Professor of Law, and Daniel Arellano, Founder and Partner at Herrera Arellano, LLP discussing their new book, Dobbs on Economic & Dignitary Torts


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Tort Law