Biography

Frank J. Vandall


Professor of Law

 

 

 



Areas of Expertise
Torts, Products Liability

Biography

Frank J. Vandall is the author of a first-year casebook, Torts, Cases, Problems and Questions, which was published in early 1997; a products and liability casebook, Products Liability Cases, Materials, Problems (1994); "Our Product Liability System: An Efficient Solution to a Complex Problem," Denver Law Review; a theoretical tort book for lawyers and business people, Strict Liability: Legal and Economic Analysis; and Police Training for Tough Calls: Discretionary Situations. His articles include "Suits by Public Hospitals to Recover Expenditures for the Treatment of Disease, Injury and Disability Caused by Tobacco and Alcohol," Fordham Urban Law Review (1994); "Reallocating the Costs of Smoking: The Application of Absolute Liability to Cigarette Manufacturers," Ohio State Law Journal; "Criminal Prosecution of Corporations for Defective Products," International Legal Practitioner; "Judge Posner's Negligence-Efficiency Theory: A Critique," Emory Law Journal; "A Critique of the Proposed Restatement, Third Products Liability, Section 2(b): The Reasonable Alternative Design Requirement," Tennessee Law Review (1994); "The Restatement, Third Products Liability, Section 2(b): Design Defect," Temple Law Review (1995); and "Constructing a Roof Before the Foundation is Prepared: The Restatement (Third) of Torts, Product Liability: Section 2(b) Design Defect," Michigan Journal of Law Reform (1997).

Professor Vandall teaches first-year torts and advanced courses in products liability and torts. A member of the Emory faculty since 1970, Professor Vandall has served as scholar-in-residence at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the London School of Economics. Professor Vandall was the Roger Traynor Research Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law during 1993.

Education: BA, Washington and Jefferson College, 1964; JD, Vanderbilt University, 1967; LLM, 1968, SJD, 1979, University of Wisconsin.

Publications
 
A Preliminary Consideration of Issues Raised in the Firearms Sellers Immunity Bill
38 Akron Law Review 113 2005

 
A Winning at Craps: Are Casinos Vulnerable to State Suits for Social Costs
A Preliminary Analysis,@ 25 Manag. Decis. Econ. 205 2004

 
Constricting Products Liability: Reforms in Theory and Procedure
48 VILLANOVA LAW REVIEW 843 2003

 
A Call for an Accurate Restatement (Third): Design Defect
MEMPHIS LAW REVIEW 2003

 
A Critique of The Restatement (Third) Apportionment as it Affects Joint and Several Liability
49 EMORY LAW JOURNAL 565 2000

 
Economic and Causation Issues in City Suits Against Gun Manufacturers
27 PEPPERDINE LAW REVIEW 719 2000

 
O.K. Corral II: Policy Issues in Municipal Suits Against Gun Manufacturers
44 VILLANOVA LAW REVIEW 547 1999

 
An Examination of the Duty Issue in Health Care Litigation: Should HMOs Be Liable in Tort for 'Medical Necessity'Decisions?
71 TEMPLE LAW REVIEW 293 1998

 
State Judges Should Reject the Reasonable Alternative Design Standard of the Restatement (Third), Products Liability, Section 2(b
8 KANSAS JOURNAL OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY 62 1998

 
The American Law Institute is Dead in the Water
26 HOFSTRA L. R. 801 1998

 
The Legal Theory and the Visionaries that Led to the Proposed $368.5 Billion Tobacco Settlement
27 SOUTHWESTERN U. L. R. 473 1998

 
Constructing a Roof Before the Foundation is Prepared: The Restatement (Third) Products Liability: Section 2(b) Design Defect
30 MICH. J.L.R. 261 1997

 
Duty: The Continuing Vitality of Dean Green's Theory
15 Q.L.R. 343 1995

 
Restatement Third, Products Liability, Section 2(b): Design Defect
68 TEMPLE LAW REVIEW 167 1995

 
Suits by Public Hospitals to Recover Expenditures for the Treatment of Disease and Illness Caused by Tobacco and Alcohol" (with Gangarosa and Willis)
22 FORDHAM URBAN LAW JOURNAL 81 1994

 
State-of-the-Art, Custom, and Reasonable Alternative Design
28 SUFFOLK U.L.R. 1193 1994

 
The Restatement, Third, Products Liability, Section 2(b): The Reasonable Alternative Design Requirement
61 TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW 1407 1994

 
Reallocating the Costs of Smoking: The Application of Absolute Liability to Cigarette Manufacturers
52 OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL 405 1991

 
Our Product Liability System: An Efficient Solution to a Complex Problem
64 DENVER LAW REVIEW 703 1988

 
Criminal Prosecution of Corporations for Defective Products
12 INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PRACTITIONER 66 1987

 
Applying Strict Liability to Pharmacists
18 TOLEDO LAW REVIEW 1 1986

 
Judge Posner's Negligence Efficiency Theory: A Critique
35 EMORY LAW JOURNAL 383 1986

 
Applying Strict Liability to Professionals: Economic and Legal Analysis
59 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 25 1984

 
Defect in Products Liability: Rethinking Negligence and Strict Liability
43 OHIO STATE LAW REVIEW 61 1982

 
Undermining Torts' Policies: Products Liability Legislation
30 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 673 1981

 
Tort Liability of Public Officials
29 MERCER LAW REVIEW 303 1977

 
Constitutional Issues in Federal No Fault
27 MERCER LAW REVIEW 273 1975

 
Riot Prevention: Police Training for the Street Gathering
51 JOURNAL OF URBAN LAW 49 1973

 
Survey of Torts
25 MERCER LAW REVIEW 247 1973

 
Training to Meet the Police Function
1971 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 547 1971

 
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