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This is a course in tort law. The objective of the course is to familiarize you with the subject matter of traditional and modern tort law including intentional torts, negligence, product liability, and strict liability. The course will also explore certain basic litigation concepts.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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1. Prosser, Schwartz, Kelly & Partlett, TORTS, CASES AND MATERIALS, Foundation Press, 13th ed. (2015). [Do not get the 12th edition – it is out of date.] 2. Popper, MATERIALS ON TORT REFORM (2nd Ed. West 2017)
First Class Readings
For the first class, please read pp. 1-4 (Introductory Comments), read and brief Garrett, p. 17, read Notes 1-5 following Gar¬rett, read (no brief required) MATHIAS V. ACCOR ECON. LODGING (this case is printed out towards the end of this syllabus after the assigned materials case list); read Notes on pp. 23-25; read and brief Talmage, p. 29; read and brief Wallace v. Rosen, p.32. IMPORTANT: It is most unlikely that we will complete all this material the first class but it is useful to be prepared just in case. 2. Future assignments: Although appellate cases vary in length, be prepared to discuss six cases for each class – and – it is unlikely we will actually cover six cases (with the exception of a series of short slip and fall cases) in all classes. In many classes, we may cover only three or four.
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