715 Torts - §003, Fall 2009

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Torts

Instructor(s) Carstensen, Peter

A tort is roughly defined as a civil wrong, independent of contract: liability for physical and emotional harms inflicted by intentional misconduct or negligence, or without fault, and development of concepts and techniques in analyzing and solving tort problems.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the semester students will:
1. have a thorough understanding of the basic rules governing torts including the difference between general concepts of tort and nominate torts (forms of action)
2. appreciate the process of common law evolution and how it interacts with state and federal statutory commands
3. be able to identify and explain how law legal and factual analyses interact in determining the merits of a case
4. be able to provide a written analysis of the merits of both sides of a potential tort claim.

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