Michael D. Green

Michael D. Green


Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Michael Green is a nationally and internationally recognized torts teacher and scholar. Professor Green was an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law from 1980 to 1985, and a full Professor of Law from 1985 until 2000. Prior to coming to Iowa, Professor Green clerked for Chief Judge Joseph S. Lord, III, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was an Associate at the Philadelphia law firm, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. Professor Green has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University where he graduated summa cum laude, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he graduated magna cum laude.



Michael Green, with William C. Powers, Jr. Restatement (Third) of Torts: Apportionment of Liability. St. Paul, MN: American Law Institute Publishers, 2000.
Michael Green, Bendectin and Birth Defects: The Challenges of Mass Toxic Substances Litigation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.
Michael Green, with P. LeBel and D. Owen, Products Liability Problems. Westbury, NY: Foundation Press, 1995.
Michael Green, with P. Keeton, D. Owen, and J. Montgomery. Products Liability and Safety: Cases and Materials, 2nd ed. Westbury, NY: Foundation Press, 1989; Supplement, 1993.

Book Chapters

Michael Green, with Linda Bailey and Leon Gordis, “Reference Guide on Epidemiology,” in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence. Washington: Federal Judicial Center, 1994.
Michael Green, “Tort Law, Deterrence and Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?” in The Role of Public Agencies in Fostering New Technology and Innovation in Building, David Dibner and Andrew Lemer, eds. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1992.
Michael Green, “When Toxic Worlds Collide: Prescriptions for Regulatory and Common Law Reform for Risk Communication,” in Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks, Michael S. Baram and Daniel G. Partan, eds., Stoneham, MA: Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1990.
Michael Green, “Private Law Implications of Regulatory Risk Communication in the United States,” in Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks, M. Baram and D. Partan, eds., 1990.


Michael Green, with Bill Powers, “Apportionment of Liability,” 10 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 30 (2000).
Michael Green, with William B. Schultz, “Tort Law Deference to FDA Regulation of Medical Devices,” 88 Georgia Law Journal 2119 (2000).
Michael Green, “A. Leo Levin: A Fond Tribute to a Master of the Classroom,” 148 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1357 (2000).
Michael Green, “The Road Less Well Traveled (And Seen): Contemporary Law Making in Products Liability,” 49 DePaul Law Review 377 (1999).
Michael Green, “Prescription Drugs, Alternative Designs, and the Restatement (Third): Preliminary Reflections,” 30 Seton Hall Law Review 207 (1999).
Michael Green, “Fairness and Successor Liability: The Limits of the Common Law Process,” 8 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 119 (1998) (invited Symposium).
Michael Green, “Safety as an Element of Pharmaceutical Quality: The Respective Roles of Regulation and Tort Law,” 42 Saint Louis University Law Journal 163 (1998) (invited Symposium).
Michael Green, “Negligence = Economic Efficiency: Doubts >,” 75 Texas Law Review 1605 (1997) (invited Symposium).
Michael Green, “Cipollone Revisited: A Not So Little Secret About the Scope of Cigarette Preemption,” 82 Iowa Law Review 1257 (1997).
Michael Green, “Statutory Compliance and Tort Liability: Examining the Strongest Case,” 30 University of Michigan Journal of Law Ref. 461 (1997) (invited Symposium).
Michael Green, “The Schizophrenia of Risk-Benefit Analysis in Design Defect Litigation,” 48 Vanderbilt Law Review 609 (1995).
Michael Green, “Successors and CERCLA: The Imperfect Analogy to Products Liability and an Alternative Proposal,” 87 Northwestern University Law Review 897 (1993).
Michael Green, “Relief at the Frying of Frye: Reflections on Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals,” 1 Shepard’s Expert & Scientific Evidence Quarterly 43 (1993).
Michael Green, “Expert Witnesses and Sufficiency of Evidence in Toxic Substances Litigation: The Legacy of Agent Orange and Bendectin Litigation,” 86 Northwestern University Law Review 643 (1992).
Michael Green, with Richard A. Matasar, “The Supreme Court and the Products Liability Crisis: Lessons from Boyle's Government Contractor Defense,” 63 Southern California Law Review 637 (1990); reprinted in 27B Yearbook of Procurement Articles 877 (1990).
Michael Green, “When Toxic Worlds Collide: Prescriptions for Regulatory and Common Law Reform for Risk Communication,” 13 Harvard Environmental Law Review 209 (1989); reprinted in Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks, Michael S. Baram and Daniel G. Partan, eds., Stoneham, MA: Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1990.
Michael Green, “The Paradox of Statutes of Limitations in Insidious Disease Litigation,” 76 California Law Review 965 (1988).
Michael Green, “Contingent Attorney's Fees: Theory and Experience,” 62 Law Institute Journal 1182 (1988).
Michael Green, “Successor Liability: The Superiority of Statutory Reform to Protect Products Liability Claimants,” 72 Cornell Law Review 17 (1986).
Michael Green, “The Inability of Offensive Collateral Estoppel to Fulfill Its Promise: An Examination of Estoppel in Asbestos Litigation,” 70 Iowa Law Review 141 (1984) (invited Symposium).
Michael Green, “From Here to Attorney's Fees: Certainty, Efficiency and Fairness in the Journey to the Appellate Courts,” 69 Cornell Law Review 207 (1984).

Book Reviews

Michael Green, “Legacies of the Bendectin Case,” review of Judging Science: Scientific Knowledge and the Federal Courts, by Kenneth R. Foster and Peter W. Huber. 278 Science 1574 (1997).
Michael Green, “Science is to Law as the Burden of Proof is to Significance Testing,” review of Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law, by Carl F. Cranor. 37 Jurimetrics J. 205 (1997)
Michael Green, “When Science Clashes with Law,” review of Science on Trial: The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case, by Marcia Angell. 74 Chemical & Engineering News, at 63 (1996).


Michael Green, “The Impact of Daubert on Statistically-Based Evidence in the Courts,” 1998 Proceedings of the Section on Statistics of Epidemiology 35 (1998) (invited Symposium).