Betsy J. Grey
Professor of Law
Alan A. Matheson Fellow
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation


Betsy Grey publishes and teaches on issues of tort law, products liability and mass tort litigation, as well as neuroscience and law, and has presented to judicial conferences and other professional groups on these issues. Her recent scholarly work has focused on the study of no-fault compensation systems in the United States, as well as the impact of advancements in neuroscience on tort law. Professor Grey also has taught products liability as part of a common law program to law students in France.

Before joining College faculty, Professor Grey was a commercial litigator at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Shea & Gardner, and a trial attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice through the Honors Program, where she represented federal agencies and officials in litigation involving constitutional, statutory and regulatory issues. A former articles editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, Professor Grey clerked for Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Grey is a member of the Professional Editorial Board for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.

Selected Works

Neuroscience, PTSD and Sentencing Mitigation, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 53 (2012).
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The Plague of Causation in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, 48 Harv. J. on Legis. 343 (2011).
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Homeland Security and Federal Relief: A Proposal for a Permanent Compensation System for Domestic Terrorist Victims, 9 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 663 (2006).
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Neuroscience and Emotional Harm in Tort Law: Rethinking the American Approach to Free-Standing Emotional Distress Claims, in Current Legal Issues, Volume 13 (Oxford University Press, 2011).
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Assistant: KC Gardiner-Johnson

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Barnard College, Columbia University

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center