Perspectives on tort law
Bringing new institutional, feminist, & critical perspectives on the torts systems to this thorough revision of his successful reader, renowned torts scholar Robert Rabin gives your students interesting insight into the wide variety of views of modern tort law. Drawing on the most intellectually interesting contributions to literature, the new edition continues to offer a balance between classic articles by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Richard A. Posner, & Guido Calabresi, & contemporary selections focusing on new perspectives. The new perspectives include: institutional ("Expanding the Negligence Concept: Retreat from the Rule of Law" by James A. Henderson, Jr.) feminist ("Women, Mothers, & the Law of Fright" by Martha Chamallas with Linda K. Kerber) critical ("A Critique of Torts" by Richard L. Abel) The Fourth Edition also features a new chapter covering damages. Other changes include adding the role of liability insurance in tort litigation to the final chapter on no-fault alternatives to the present system. PERSPECTIVES ON TORT LAW, Fourth Edition, opens with four chapters on the rationale, history, process, & doctrine of tort law. Five subsequent chapters focus on the continuing process of reevaluation & change, including historical, moral, economic, & other perspectives. Whether you use this affordable paperback as a supplement to your torts seminar, you will want to incorporate Rabin's superb reader into your course. PERSPECTIVES ON TORT LAW, Fourth Edition, can give your students a deeper understanding of the torts process.
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