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Joseph A. Page


Director, Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas, Professor Emeritus

B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Harvard

Areas of Expertise:

Consumer Protection, Torts

Professor Page's academic work lies in the fields of torts, products liability, and food, drug and cosmetics regulation. His most recent scholarship includes a book...

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Professor Page's academic work lies in the fields of torts, products liability, and food, drug and cosmetics regulation. His most recent scholarship includes a book entitled Torts: Proximate Cause (2003); articles entitled “Roscoe Pound, Melvin Belli and the Personal-Injury Bar: The Tale of an Odd Coupling,’ in 26 Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 639 (2009), and “The Voice of Reason: The Products Liability Scholarship of Gary T. Schwartz,” in 53 South Carolina Law Review 797 (2002); and chapters entitled “American Tort Law and the Right to Privacy,” in Personality Rights in European Tort Law (G. Bruggemeier et al. Eds., 2010), and “Reflections on Pain-and-Suffering Damages in the United States,” in Liability in the Third Millennium (A. Ciacchi et al. Eds., 2009). He is also a co-director of the Products Liability Study undertaken as part of the Common Core of European Private Law Project.  

Professor Page has engaged in advocacy promoting consumer product safety and workplace health and safety before committees of Congress and in the national media, has served on the Board of Directors of Public Citizen, Inc., and is currently the faculty advisor to the Stabile Graduate Law Fellow, dealing with issues relating to the safety of personal-care products.

In addition, he writes about Latin America. His latest volume on the subject, The Brazilians,explains what makes Brazilians Brazilian. His other Latin America-related publications include The Revolution That Never Was: Northeast Brazil, 1955-1964 (1972); Perón: A Biography (1983); a lengthy introduction to Eva Perón, In My Own Words (1996); the prologue to Argentina y la Europa del nazismo: Sus secuelas (I. Klich & C. Buchrucker Eds., 2009); and numerous articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines in the U.S., Argentina and Brazil. He is also the Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas at the Law Center, and a member of the Associated Faculty of the Latin American Studies Program at Georgetown University. 



Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Joseph A. Page, 72 Food & Drug L.J. 361-374 (2017) (reviewing Michael T. Roberts, Food Law in the United States (2016)).    [W]
  • Joseph A. Page, Short Takes, 72 Food & Drug L.J. 375-377 (2017) (reviewing FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies (Holly Fernandez Lynch & L. Glenn Cohen eds., 2015), Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice (Neal D. Fortin ed., 2d ed. 2016), Gary Taubes, The Case Against Sugar (2016) & Murray Carpenter, Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us (2014)).    [W]
  • Joseph A. Page & Lawrence O. Gostin, Introduction: The Georgetown Law Perspective, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 7-9 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Joseph A. Page, Tobacco Products, in Food and Drug Law and Regulation 623-666 (David G. Adams, Richard M. Cooper, Martin J. Hahn & Jonathan S. Kahan eds., Wash., D.C.: FDLI 3d ed. 2015).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Compensation for Terrorism-Generated Emotional Trauma Under U.S. Law, in September 11th-12th: The Individual and the State Faced with Terrorism 117-137 (Philippe Pierre ed., Paris: Hermann Éditeurs 2013).   
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Books

  • Joseph A. Page, Perón: Una Biografía (Martha Gil Montero trans., Buenos Aires: Debolsillo 2005).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Torts: Proximate Cause (New York: Foundation Press 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Joseph A. Page, Glen Weissenberger & Barbara B. McFarland, The Law of Premises Liability: Tort Liability of the Owner or Occupier of Real Property for Harm Inflicted Upon Persons While on the Premises and for Harm Inflicted by Persons Who Become Intoxicated While on the Premises (Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing Company 3d ed. 2001).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Joseph A. Page, 72 Food & Drug L.J. 361-374 (2017) (reviewing Michael T. Roberts, Food Law in the United States (2016)).    [W]
  • Joseph A. Page, Short Takes, 72 Food & Drug L.J. 375-377 (2017) (reviewing FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies (Holly Fernandez Lynch & L. Glenn Cohen eds., 2015), Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice (Neal D. Fortin ed., 2d ed. 2016), Gary Taubes, The Case Against Sugar (2016) & Murray Carpenter, Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us (2014)).    [W]
  • Joseph A. Page & Lawrence O. Gostin, Introduction: The Georgetown Law Perspective, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 7-9 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Joseph A. Page, 4 J. Eur. Tort L. 328-339 (2013) (reviewing Dan Dobbs, Paul Hayden & Ellen Bublick, The Law of Torts (Practitioner Treatise Series, 2d. ed. 2011)).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Roscoe Pound, Melvin Belli, and the Personal-Injury Bar: The Tale of an Odd Coupling, 26 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 637-679 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Joseph A. Page, A Voice of Reason: The Products Liability Scholarship of Gary T. Schwartz , 53 S.C. L. Rev. 797-814 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Joseph A. Page, Torts Teaching: From Basic Training to Legal-Process Theory: Dominick Vetri, Tort Law and Practice, 25 Seattle U. L. Rev. 127-138 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Joseph A. Page, Tobacco Products, in Food and Drug Law and Regulation 623-666 (David G. Adams, Richard M. Cooper, Martin J. Hahn & Jonathan S. Kahan eds., Wash., D.C.: FDLI 3d ed. 2015).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Compensation for Terrorism-Generated Emotional Trauma Under U.S. Law, in September 11th-12th: The Individual and the State Faced with Terrorism 117-137 (Philippe Pierre ed., Paris: Hermann Éditeurs 2013).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Introduction to Tobacco Product Regulation by FDA, in Tobacco Regulation and Compliance: An Essential Resource 1-41 (Azim Chowdhury ed., Wash., D.C.: Food & Drug Law Institute 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Joseph A. Page, Tobacco Products, in Food and Drug Law and Regulation 659-704 (David G. Adams, Richard M. Cooper, Martin J. Hanh & Jonathan S. Kahan eds., Wash., D.C.: FDLI 2d ed. 2011).   
  • Joseph A. Page, American Tort Law and the Right to Privacy, in Personality Rights in European Tort Law 38-72 (Gert Bruggemeier, Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi & Patrick O’Callaghan eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2010).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Prologue, in Argentina y la Europa del Nazismo: Sus Secuelas [Argentina and Nazi Europe: Its Lingering Bad Effects] (Ignacio Klich & Cristian Buchrucker eds., Buenos Aires, Arg.: Siglo XXI 2009).   
  • Joseph A. Page, Reflections on Pain-And-Suffering Damages in the United States, in Haftungsrecht im dritten Millennium = Liability in the Third Millennium 193-213 (Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi, Christine Godt, Peter Rott & Leslie Jane Smith eds., Baden-Baden, F.R.G.: Nomos 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Joseph A. Page, Introduction, in In My Own Words: Evita 1-46 (Laura Dail transl., New York: New Press 2005).   

Congressional Testimony

  • Consumer Product Safety Act Amendments: Hearing on H.R. 5361 & H.R. 6107 Before the H. Subcomm. on Consumer Prot. & Fin. of the H. Comm. on Interstate & Foreign Commerce, 94th Cong., Apr. 21-24, 1975 (Statement of Joseph A. Page) (CIS-No.: 75-H501-62).   
  • Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations FY72: Hearing Before the S. Subcomm. on Foreign Operations & Related Agencies Appropriations of the S. Comm. on Appropriations, 92d Cong., July 16, 1971 (Statement of Joseph A. Page) (CIS-No.: 71-S181-37).   
  • Sugar Act Amendments of 1971, Part 1: Hearing on H.R. 8866 Before the S. Comm. on Fin., 92d Cong., June 17, 1971 (Statement of Jospeh A. Page) (CIS-No.: 71-S361-5).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Joseph A. Page, 40 Trial 74 (2004) (reviewing Adam Penenberg, Tragic Indifference: One Man’s Battle With the Auto Industry Over the Dangers of SUVs (2003)).    [W]
  • Joseph A. Page, Tobacco War: Dispatches From the Battlefield , Books-on-Law, July 21, 2001, at 1-9 (reviewing David Kessler, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle With a Deadly Industry (2001)).   
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In the News

"American Museum of Tort Law receives donation of legal library items," coverage in The Litchfield County Times, December 22, 2016, featuring Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Page.

"Orlando alligator: Who is liable for toddler's death?," coverage on BBC News, June 17, 2016, featuring Professor Joseph Page.

What Every Harvard Law Student Should Know about the American Museum of Tort Law,” an opinion piece in The Harvard Law Record, March 28, 2016, mentioning Professor Joseph Page.

"How Restaurants Are Responding to Texas's New Open Carry Law," coverage by Eater, January 8, 2016, quoting Professor Emeritus Joseph Page.

"Ralph Nader opens museum devoted to tort law," coverage in The News & Observer, October 17, 2015, featuring Professor Joseph Page.

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"American Museum of Tort Law receives donation of legal library items," coverage in The Litchfield County Times, December 22, 2016, featuring Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Page.

"Orlando alligator: Who is liable for toddler's death?," coverage on BBC News, June 17, 2016, featuring Professor Joseph Page.

What Every Harvard Law Student Should Know about the American Museum of Tort Law,” an opinion piece in The Harvard Law Record, March 28, 2016, mentioning Professor Joseph Page.

"How Restaurants Are Responding to Texas's New Open Carry Law," coverage by Eater, January 8, 2016, quoting Professor Emeritus Joseph Page.

"Ralph Nader opens museum devoted to tort law," coverage in The News & Observer, October 17, 2015, featuring Professor Joseph Page.

Ralph Nader: From consumer advocate to museum impresario,” coverage by McClatchy DC, Oct. 2, 2015, mentioning Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Page’s contribution to the American Museum of Tort Law.

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