Law 140 - Torts

Rachel F. Moran

Rachel F. Moran

Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emerita
A.B. Stanford, 1978
J.D. Yale, 1981
UCLA Faculty Since 2010
Course Description:

This course focuses on personal injury law, as it has developed within the Anglo-American legal tradition. In particular, the concept of negligence and the refinements of negligence law will be extensively considered. The doctrine of intentional torts will also be examined. Contemporary rules and strict liability will be carefully studied, because of both their intrinsic importance and their theoretical implications. Treating the need for victim compensation as a societal problem, the course will deal with alternatives to the tort system such as no-fault. Throughout the course, there will be an effort to identify the basic purposes which our tort system achieves, or should achieve.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Rachel Moran 19F 140 LEC 7 MTR 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2019 LEC 7
Franklin et al. Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials  10th ed.  
ISBN: 9781634593007. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $245.00
Bublick, Dobbs, and Rogers. A Concise Restatement of Torts  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9780314616715. American Law Institute. OPTIONAL $36.00
Glannon, Joseph The Law of Torts  5th ed.  
ISBN: 9781454850113. Wolters Kluwer. OPTIONAL $56.95
Polinsky, A. Mitchell. An Introduction To Law And Economics  5th ed.  
ISBN: 9781454894070. Wolters Kluwer. OPTIONAL $78.00
Rabin and Sugarman. (eds.) Torts Stories    
ISBN: 9781587785030. Foundation Press. OPTIONAL $54.00
Notes: Part of West Academic Study Aids database.
Rabin, Robert Perspectives on Tort Law  4th ed.  
ISBN: 9780735518551. Aspen Law & Business. OPTIONAL $33.95
Notes: This book may be out of print and unavailable for order by the bookstore.