Stanford Experts

Nora Freeman Engstrom

Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Curriculum


(650) 736-8891



Professor Nora Freeman Engstrom is a nationally recognized expert in both tort law and legal ethics. Her work explores the day-to-day operation of the tort system and particularly the tort system’s interaction with alternative compensation mechanisms, such as no-fault automobile insurance, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and workers’ compensation. Professor Engstrom has also written extensively on attorney advertising, contingency fee practice, tort reform, and law firms she calls “settlement mills” – high-volume personal injury law practices that heavily advertise and mass-produce the resolution of claims.