Torts: A Contemporary Approach
This casebook is a user-friendly text organized to facilitate the study of tort law in the first year of law school. The text begins with an overview of the subject, being sure to point out distinctions between tort law and other types of law. It then covers intentional torts, negligence actions, and strict liability. The book includes classic cases as well as cases that are modern, interesting, and relevant to today's students. Sections from the Second and Third Restatement of Torts are interspersed throughout. The text is rich in the competing policy issues that drive and shape current tort law. The book also contains many problems and hypotheticals. As part of the Interactive Casebook Series, the text is available to students in both a hardbound and an electronic format. The electronic version is full of hot links that will take students wanting more to items of interest.
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Introduction and Overview
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