James A. Henderson Jr. Frank B. Ingersoll Professor of Law, Emeritus
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James Henderson is a leading commentator in the field of torts and products liability. After he received both an LL.B and LL.M from Harvard Law School, Professor Henderson clerked for the Hon. Warren L. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then taught at Boston University Law School for twenty years before joining the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1984. His scholarship and teaching addresses theoretical, practical, and process concerns in the fields of products liability and torts. In addition to serving as the co-reporter of the American Law Institute's revision of the products liability portions of the Restatement of the Law of Torts from 1992-1998, Henderson has testified extensively on torts, products liability and insurance before the Senate and Congress, as well as before numerous state legislatures. He is the coauthor of torts and products liability casebooks. He currently serves as a Special Master in the World Trade Center "first responders" litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York."


A.B., Princeton University, 1959
LL.B., Harvard Law School 1962
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1964