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George W. Conk
Adjunct Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Stein Center for Law & Ethics

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street, Room 409
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: 212.636.7446
Fax: 212.923.1990
Office: Room 8-122


Torts Today - course materials for Torts, Business Torts, and Remedies

Otherwise - Commentaries on Law, Language and Politics


Teaching: Torts, Products Liability, Professional Responsibility, Remedies, Copyright
at Fordham since 2002

Seton Hall Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1995 - 2001; Visiting Professor, 2000. (Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Remedies, Scientific Evidence, Torts II.)

Bar admissions

Supreme Court of New Jersey United States Supreme Court United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Public Service

Eric Neisser Public Service Award - 2013, Rutgers-Newark School of Law

Supreme Court of New Jersey:
Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics (since 2008. Term expires December 31, 2016)
Chair:  Committee on General Civil Conflicts of Interest

Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, member, 1992 - 1996; Subcommittee on Product Liability Charge, member, 1992 - 2000.
Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1990; recertified 1997, 2004.

Arbitrator - Superior Court of New Jersey - since 2008

New Jersey Law Journal, Editorial Board member (since 2008)
New Jersey's Top 100 Lawyers - Rutgers Law School Alumni Association (2007)

J.W. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, U.S. Department of State, Senior Specialist Grants:
2005 - East China University of Politics & Law, School of Intellectual Property, Shanghai - visiting professor
2004 - Huazhong (Central China) University of Science and Technology, School of Law, Wuhan, China - Visiting Scholar.

Selected Presentations:

First Monday in October - keynote address: 'People's Electric: the Legacy of Engaged Legal Education at Rutgers-Newark School of Law in the 1960's and 1970's; Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ, October 2, 2013.
The Duty to Invent and the Duties of Inventors, Peking University, School of Law - Institute for International Intellectual Property Research, May 2013
Oil Spill Compensation in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bohai Bay, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SHUFE), Beihang Universiy (BHU), Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China University of Political Science & Law (CUPL), May 2013
Oil Spill Compensation, U.S. and China, Georgetown Law School - Law Asia, April 3, 2013
Peoples Electric - Engaged Legal Education at Rutgers-Newark in the 1960's and 1970's at 'The Law - Business or Profession - the Legacy of Julius Henry Cohen,' Stein Center for Law & Ethics and Touro Law School, April 23-24, 2012:  Peoples Electric - Engaged Legal Education at Rutgers-Newark in the 1960's and 1970's
Marine Affairs Institute, Roger Williams University Law School: 'Diving into the Wreck: BP and Kenneth Feinberg's Gulf Coast Gambit', presented at conference 'Blowout: the Legal Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe', April 13, 2011.
Comparative Studies of Criminal Punishment - U.S. & China, Beijing Normal University, Fangshan Dt. Prosecutor, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute, December 12-14, 2008: "Reflections on the Repeal of the Death Penalty in New Jersey."
Successful Strategies for Jury Trials, keynote address: The Vioxx Story, Suffolk University School of Law, October 24, 2008
Legislation, Litigation, Reflection, and Repeal: the Legislative Repeal of the Death Penalty in New Jersey, Co-chair, April 14, 2008, Seton Hall Law School, Newark
University of Texas, School of Law, Symposium:Products Liability: Litigation Trends on the 10th Anniversary of the Third Restatement, March 23, 2007: Punctuated Equilibrium
Annual Raynes McCarty Distinguished Lecture in Health Law, Union League, Philadelphia, Widener University School of Law - October 11, 2006: Will the Post-9/11 World be a Post-tort World?
UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Residents' Seminar Series, September 13, 2005, 'Lessons of the Smallpox Vaccination Campaign of 2003'.
United States Senate, Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, witness, Roundtable Discussion: When Terror Strikes - Preparing an Effective and Immediate Public Health Response, July 14, 2005.
Southwest China University of Politics & Law, `Fair Use in American Copyright Law: the Constitutional and Statutory Limits of Exclusive Rights', 12 Annual Conference, Academy for Study of Intellectual Property in Chinese Universities, Chongqing, China, May 19, 2005

Professional Affiliations: 

Amicus Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, Member (appointed 2014)

Tulipan & Conk, P.C., North Bergen, NJ (1986 - 2010) [partner, managing partner, of counsel]   American Bar Association, member - Professional Responsibility and Torts & Insurance sections

American Law Institute, Elected Member (2001); Restatement (Third) of the Law: Torts, Members' Consultative Group.

American Association for Justice, member.

New Jersey State Bar Association:
State Bar Association designee:  Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal (2008-)
member, editorial board, New Jersey Lawyer weekly newspaper (1995-2008); member Executive Committee, Civil Trial Bar Section (1988-1994).


J.D. Rutgers- Newark School of Law

M.A. Boston University

A. B. College of the Holy Cross