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About Christopher J. Robinette

Christopher Robinette is one of the nation’s leading torts scholars. He has received both the Teacher of the Year award and the Douglas E. Ray Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award.
Professor Robinette writes in the areas of tort law and theory. His work has appeared in the nation’s leading law reviews. He is a contributor to the leading treatise on insurance law, and he co-authored the book A Recipe for Balanced Tort Reform. Professor Robinette’s scholarship focuses on the justifications for tort liability and the conditions which would make an alternative compensation program preferable. Elected to the American Law Institute in 2012, Professor Robinette is actively involved in the institute’s mission of clarifying and improving the law.
Professor Robinette litigated tort and contract cases for several years prior to becoming a law professor, experiences he uses to engage students in his classes.


Present Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School



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  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Insurance
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Torts

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