Law 140 - Torts

Alex Wang

Alex Wang

Professor of Law
B.S. Duke University, 1993
J.D. New York University School of Law, 2000
UCLA Law Faculty Since 2013
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
Alex Wang 19F 140 LEC 3/4 TRF 10:35 AM - 11:50 AM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2019 LEC 3/4
Abraham, Kenneth S. The Forms and Functions of Tort Law   5th ed.  
ISBN: 9781634594516. Foundation Press Thomson/West. REQUIRED $49.00
Notes: Part of West Academic Study Aids database and available there for free. See link in course page.
Franklin et al. Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials  10th ed.  
ISBN: 9781634593007. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $245.00