Cases and Materials on Torts
This casebook best integrates modern scholarship and historical background with Richard Epstein's CASES AND MATERIALS ON TORTS. Scrupulously revised and updated, this notable casebook continues to provide an exceptionally strong exploration of tort law in this streamlined Seventh Edition.
When you examine the book, you'll discover the exceptional quality and clarity longtime users expect from Epstein:
an engaging presentation and provocative viewpoint that fuel class discussion.
a traditional approach that begins with intentional torts and integrates cases with modern scholarship on moral theory, law and economics, and salient policy questions.
an outstanding case selection that blends the classic and the current to best illuminate doctrine.
a thoughtful examination that considers the processes of legal method, legal reasoning, and the impact of legal rules on social institutions.
a historical background that traces the development of tort law to the present day and exposes students to different intellectual approaches employed to interpret tort law.
Changes to CASES AND MATERIALS ON TORTS for this edition include:
new cases that demonstrate specific points of law
chapters on Products Liability and Defamation revised for increased accessibility
new coverage of Scientific Proof in tort law
a reorganized chapter on Joint and Several Liability that responds to user feedback
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