Area of Expertise
Products Liability; Torts and Compensation Systems ; Administrative Law; Law and Government
Biography Andrew F. Popper is the Bronfman Professor Law and Government and teaches torts, administrative law, government litigation, and advanced administrative law. In 2016 he was elected law faculty member of the year. He is the recipient of American Bar Association awards for excellence in both tort and administrative law and has received American University’s highest faculty award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year. He has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and for nearly two decades has chaired the law school admissions committee. He is the director of the law school's Integrated Curriculum Program and faculty advisor to the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW. He has served as chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and has been a site visitor for the ABA and AALS, participating in the accreditation review of twelve other law schools, chairing four of those visits. He is the recipient of the Maryland Writer’s Association Firs Place Award for mainstream fiction. Professor Popper is the author of more than 100 published books, law review articles, papers, and public documents. He is lead author of the West casebook (now in its 3rd edition), Administrative Law: A Contemporary Approach (2016) and West’s Materials on Tort Reform (2010). His recent articles are in law school journals at Harvard, Northwestern, Marquette, DePaul, and many other schools. In addition, since 2009, he has published three legally-themed novels, Sunrise at the American Market (2015), Rediscovering Lone Pine (2010), and Bordering on Madness: An American Land Use Tale (2009). He has served as a consumer rights advocate and pro bono counsel for the Consumers Union of America, testified before more than 40 state and federal congressional committees, and authored amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to coming to the Washington College of Law, he held an endowed chair at the University of Denver, School of Law, and before that practiced law in Washington, DC.