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Lessons on tort law
Lessons on many topics in tort law.
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Outlines for First-Year Courses
Hornbooks, Treatises, and Nutshells
Many of these are on reserve, ask for them at the Circulation Desk. Older versions may be in the stacks and can be checked out for longer periods of time.
Hornbook on Torts by
Call Number: KF1250 .D62 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
Hornbook from West Academic.
The Law of Torts by
Call Number: KF1250.Z9 G58 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Part of the Examples and Explanations series.
Questions and Answers: Torts by
Call Number: KF1250.Z9 B47 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-25
Multiple choice and short answer questions and answers.
Torts in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF1250.Z9 K53 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Prologue : origins, objectives, and overviews of tort liability; Cause in fact; Strict liability; Liability for negligent conduct; Defenses to negligence and other liability; Liability for intentional misconduct; Defenses to liability for intentional misconduct; Special liability rules for particular activities and parties; Damages for physical harm; Tort and contract; Immunities; Survival and wrongful death; Defamation; Privacy; Misrepresentation and nondisclosure
Understanding Torts by
Call Number: KF1250 .D5 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Intentional interference with persons and property; Defenses to intentional torts; The negligence concept and the reasonable person standard of care; The determination of unreasonableness : breach of duty, custom, and the role of the jury; Proof of breach; Statutory standards of care : "negligence per se"; Professional negligence; Duty in negligence cases; Land occupier duty; Duty limited by kind of harm; Cause-in-fact; Proximate or legal cause; Joint and several liability; Damages; Defenses; Strict liability; Products liability; Nuisance and trespass; Economic torts; Misuse of legal processes; Defamation; Invasion of privacy
Hornbook? Treatise? What?
Hornbook = single-volume scholarly work on a specific area of law geared towards law students. Hornbooks are very often condensed versions of longer works, called treatises.
Treatise = scholarly work, often multi-volume and with the author's name in the title (e.g., Corbin on Contracts). These offer in-depth analysis of an area of law, and include historical information and current trends.
Nutshell = short, single-volume, pocket-sized overview of an area of law, published by Thomson/West.
Call Number: KF1250.A2 F46 2010 Audio CD
Disc 1: Introduction; Fountains from which issues spring; Intent in general; Intent distinguished from volition and motive; Intentional invasions of person/property; Essential elements; Battery--Intent; Battery--Other elements; The Art of argument; Pinch hypothetical; Transferred intent; Assault; False imprisonment--intent. Disc 2: False imprisonment--confinement; False imprisonment--lawfulness; Intentional infliction of emotional distress--intent; Intentional infliction of emotional distress--other elements; Defense of self, others, property; Arguing about what is reasonable; Recapture of chattel; Trespass to land; Trespass to chattel/conversion--elements; Trespass to chattel/conversion--comparison; Necessity; Consent. Disc 3: Introduction to negligence; Duty of reasonable care; Foreseeable risk; Foreseeable plaintiff; Rescuers; Exam discussion of duty issue; Affirmative conduct; Special relationship; Landholders; Breach; The reasonable person; Professional malpractice; Exceptions to the requirement of expert testimony. Disc 4: Violation of statute; Presumptions; Res ipsa loquitur; Negligence as a tort; Introduction to proximate cause; Factual cause--but for; Factual cause--substantial factor; Factual cause hypothetical; Legal cause; Intervening causes; Exam suggestions; Typical proximate cause fact patterns; Joint tortfeasors; Aggravated negligence; Damage. Disc 5: Negligent infliction of emotional distress; Death--survival; Death--wrongful death; Birth; Damages--nominal; Damage--punitive; Damages--compensatory; Introduction to strict liability; Animals; Storage of dangerous substances; Ultrahazardous / abnormally dangerous activities; Contributory/comparative negligence; Assumption of the risk; Primary assumption of the risk; Vicarious liability--employees; Vicarious liability--scope of employment; Other forms of vicarious liability; Business torts--misrepresentation. Disc 6: Misrepresentation--fault; Misrepresentation--justified reliance; Misrepresentation--damage; Interference with contract/prospective business advantage; Nuisance; Public nuisance; Private nuisance; Malicious prosecution--termination; Malicious prosecution--probable cause; Malicious prosecution--malice/damage; Abuse of process; Introduction to products liability; Products liability--negligence; Products liability--express warranty; Products liability--implied warranty of merchantability; Products liability--implied warranty of fitness of particular purpose; Products liability--misrepresentation; Products liability--strict liability in tort. Disc 7: Products liability--defect; Products liability--component parts; Defamation--defamatory statement; Defamation--falsity; Defamation--fault/public persons; Defamation--publication; Defamation--Damage; Injurious falsehood; False light; Privacy invasions; Privacy--appropriation of identity; Privacy--intrusion; Privacy--public disclosure; Privacy hypothetical; Conclusion.