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. His scholarship and teaching addresses theoretical, practical, and process concerns in the fields of products liability and torts.

He is the coauthor of torts and products liability casebooks, and served 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. Professor Henderson has testified extensively on torts, products liability and insurance before the Senate and Congress, as well as before numerous state legislatures. He also served as a Special Master for the World Trade Center "first responders" litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York."

After graduating from 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.


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