Law 140 - Torts
J.D. New York University School of Law, 2000
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.
|Alex Wang||19F||140||LEC 3/4||TRF 10:35 AM - 11:50 AM||4.0||No||No|
|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