Law 140 - Torts

Allison Hoffman

Allison Hoffman

Professor of Law
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1998
J.D., Yale, 2004
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
Allison Hoffman 17S 140 LEC 7/8 MTR 10:35 AM - 11:50 AM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 7/8
Abraham, Kenneth S. The Forms and Functions of Tort Law  4th ed.  
ISBN: 9781609300531. Foundation Press Thomson/West. REQUIRED $45.00
Franklin et al. Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials  10th ed.  
ISBN: 9781634593007. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $245.50