Widener Law professor elected to American Law Institute
Public Relations - Published: November 5, 2012
2012RobinetteALIAward300x400pxWidener Law is pleased to announce Professor Christopher J. Robinette has been elected to the elite American Law Institute.

The Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. Membership is limited to 3,000 legal professionals and is a distinct honor. Members include judges, lawyers and law professors from around the nation and several foreign countries. They are selected on the basis of their professional achievements and demonstrated interest in improving the law.

Robinette holds an undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary, and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He earned an LL.M. from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. He practiced tort and commercial litigation law at Tremblay & Smith, LLP in Charlottesville, Va. from 1996 through 2003, and went on to serve as the Hon. Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Temple through 2005.

He joined the faculty on Widener Law’s Harrisburg, Pa. campus in 2005. He teaches Torts, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Contracts, and Insurance, and he writes in the areas of tort law and theory. He has co-authored the book “A Recipe For Balanced Tort Reform,” and has written numerous articles for law reviews around the country.

Robinette has received both Widener’s Douglas E. Ray Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award and the school’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Additionally, he serves as an editor of TortsProf Blog.

He brings to five the number of Widener Law faculty from the Harrisburg campus who are members of the Institute. Others include Law Dean Linda L. Ammons, Professors Juliet M. Moringiello and James W. Diehm, and Professor John L. Gedid, who directs the school’s Law & Government Institute. On Widener’s Delaware campus, members include Professors Martin A. Kotler and Ann E. Conaway, Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence A. Hamermesh and Associate Professor H. Geoffrey Moulton.

“I am delighted to join an organization I have long admired, and I am eager to begin the work of the Institute,” said Robinette.