Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students of political science, economics, contemporary history and
introduction to law. Law students taking courses in torts, products liability, law and economics, legal methods,
law and policy, the regulated state, legal process, global law, international comparative law and human
Frank J. Vandall, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
Frank J. Vandall is one of the most senior faculty members at Emory University School of Law, where he has taught for over 40 years. He teaches Torts and Products Liability and has a casebook in each subject. He was a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and the Roger Traynor Research Scholar at Hastings College of the Law. He taught in Ohio and Georgia and has presented papers in England, Germany, Greece and Switzerland. His areas of emphasis are public policy, tobacco and gun litigation. He has written seven books dealing with diverse subjects, such as strict liability and police training, and he has authored over
thirty-five civil litigation articles on topics such as the Ford Pinto, the social costs of tobacco, casino gambling, city suits against gun manufacturers and internet gambling. Professor Vandall recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the question of whether corporations should be criminally prosecuted for manufacturing a product that
knowingly defective and takes lives. His B.A. was earned at Washington and Jefferson College, his J.D. at Vanderbilt and his L.L.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Wisconsin.