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).
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. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas at the Law Center. He continues to be a member of the Associated Faculty of the Latin American Studies Program at Georgetown University.
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"In Argentina, Peron’s Legacy Is Whatever You Need It to Be," coverage by Bloomberg, August 9, 2019, quoting Professor Joseph Page. For more on this story, see The Buenos Aires Times.
"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.