Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, 2008 - Law - 1143 pages
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This versatile casebook, written by authors who are at the forefront of
torts scholarship, presents contemporary tort law in a clear and
systematic framework. Now in its second edition, Tort Law:
Responsibilities and Redress, has been refined based on classroom
feedback to make it even more user-friendly and informative to students
and professors alike.
Among the distinctive characteristics of this unique casebook:
Tort law is presented as a coherent whole. Students leave the
course with a clear sense of what tort law is and what it does, and
how it differs from other bodies of law, such as contracts or criminal
law.
Painstaking case selection ensures that students will be
exposed to memorable opinions that effectively convey the substance of
tort doctrine while also enabling the professor to explore from any
given intellectual or political perspective underlying issues of
policy, process, and theory.
Current and classic cases expose students to a diverse array of
case law, including decisions from jurisdictions around the country
and from trial courts as well as state and federal appellate courts.
Modular design of chapters permits the professor to proceed
from any of several different starting points, including intentional
torts, negligence, or a big-picture overview of the field.
Ample explanatory text is provided, particularly in chapters
that are likely to be covered early in the course.
Additional materials--three appendices and two "modules"-- are
provided to permit professors who teach 5- or 6-hour courses to cover
issues of history, policy, and theory.
Substantial expository text offers unparalleled guidance in
clarifying key torts concepts such as duty, breach, proximate
cause, and intent.
the Teacher's Manual sets the standard for giving
professors everything they need to succeed in the classroom.
the meticulous revision of this casebook includes:
Revised Chapter 2, the Duty Element, makes the material
more accessible to students and enables teachers to proceed more quickly
through the duty component of negligence, should they wish to spend more time
on other negligence topics or other torts. New cases are more
straightforward and more modern than those they have replaced..
Revised Chapter 5, Proximate Cause and Palsgraf,
presents with even greater clarity than the first edition, the
topics within negligence law that are most prone to generate student
confusion.
Revised Chapter 9, Battery, Assault, and False Imprisonment
, contains a new initial sequence of cases and notes carefully designed
to support courses that begin with intentional torts.
New website that includes "retired" cases from the First
Edition, practice questions, and other materials of interest.
Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, Second Edition, offers a
contemporary approach to teaching torts without sacrificing attention to
the conceptual underpinnings necessary to an in-depth understanding of
tort law's operation in the modern legal system.

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Contents

An Introduction to Torts
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Tort Law in Context
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