Timothy Lytton is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law and currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. He was formerly the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School. He teaches courses in torts, administrative law, and legislation. His research focuses on tort litigation and the regulation of health and safety. His scholarship has appeared in the Cornell Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Texas Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review,and the American Journal of Law & Medicine. He has published opinion pieces in Newsweek, US News and World Report, The New Republic, and The National Law Journal.
Lytton is the author of several books, including Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety(University of Chicago Press 2019), Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food(Harvard University Press 2013), Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse(Harvard University Press 2008), and the editor of Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts(University of Michigan Press 2005).
Lytton has received grant funding to support his work from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He serves on the executive committees of the AALS Section on Torts and Compensation and the American Academy of Food Law & Policy. He is admitted to practice in New York, Ohio, and Georgia.