Area of Expertise
Tort and product liability law, tort reform, administrative law
Andrew Popper, professor of law at AU’s Washington College of Law, is a leading expert on tort and product liability law. He has given testimony on tort liability before the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, Popper has written dozens of statements for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and the Interstate Commerce Commission, as well as amicus curiae briefs in numerous Supreme Court cases. Popper has served as pro bono counsel to the Consumers Union for four U.S. Supreme Court cases. He has provided ongoing analysis of the tort claims against the tobacco industry on the harmful effects of cigarettes. In the last few years, he has published two novels, Rediscovering Lone Pine (West, 2009) and Bordering on Madness: An American Land Use Tale (Carolina Academic Press, 2008) and three non-fiction books, Materials on Tort Reform (West, 2010); Administrative Law: A Contemporary Law Approach, 1st and 2nd Edition (West 2008, West 2010, with McKee, Varona, and Harter); and A Companion to Bordering on Madness: Cases, Scholarship, and Case Studies (Carolina Academic Press, 2008, with Avitabile and Salkin). He is the 2010 recipient of the American University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award and the 2010 Baldwin-Wallace Outstanding Alumni Award. He has won university awards for outstanding teaching and other professional accomplishments and was the recipient of the American Bar Association (ABA) Robert B. McKay Award for Excellence in Tort Law. He is the liaison to the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and director of the law school's Integrated Curriculum Program.