University of Texas Law School, J.D., University of Texas, B.A. Eaton is the J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia Law School, where he has taught since 1979, after serving as a law clerk to Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is the co-author of WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, CASES AND MATERIALS (6th ed. 2009); CONSTITUTIONAL TORTS (2d ed. 2009); and CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDIES: A REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (2002). He also is the author of dozens of articles, including numerous empirical studies on tort litigation and tort “reform” measures, published in such journals as the GEORGIA LAW REVIEW, THE YALE LAW AND POLICY REVIEW, THE YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION, JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM, MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW, and WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW. In 2009, the Southeastern Association for Law Schools awarded Eaton its Call for Papers Award for his article The Contours of a New FRCP, Rule 68.1: A Proposed Two-Way Offer of Settlement Provision for Federal Fee-Shifting Cases (with H. Lewis), 252 F.R.D. 551 (2008). In 2005, Eaton became the first law professor at the University of Georgia to be awarded a Creative Research Medal for his collaborative empirical studies of the civil justice system.

Eaton’s research and teaching focus on Torts, Health Care Liability and Regulation, Workers’ Compensation, and Constitutional Litigation