Aaron Twerski


1939 –


Who is Aaron Twerski?

Professor Aaron D. Twerski is a professor at Brooklyn Law School, as well as a former Dean and professor of tort law at Hofstra University School of Law. He is a prolific scholar who served as co-reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Torts Third: Products Liability, receiving the prestigious designation of "R. Ammi Cutter Reporter" for his outstanding performance. He is the author of five books and more than 70 articles in scholarly journals about torts, products liability and conflict of laws. He served as a professor at Hofstra University School of Law from 1972 to 1986 and at Brooklyn Law School from 1986 to 2005, when he became dean of Hofstra Law School. He has been appointed by Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein as one of two Special Masters to handle cases filed by workers who suffered respiratory illnesses as a result of cleaning up the World Trade Center site after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Professor Twerski has been a visiting professor at Cornell Law School, Boston University and the University of Michigan. A teaching fellow at Harvard Law School from 1966-67, he was a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division - Honors Program, 1965-66. He holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Marquette University Law School, where he was the student editor of the Marquette Law Review. In addition, Professor Twerski has an A.B. in Talmudic Law from Beth Medrash Elyon Talmudic Research Institute and attended Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He received his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor fraternity.

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  • Judaism
  • Jewish people
  • United States of America
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Marquette University Law School
Lived in
  • New York

on July 23, 2013


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