Torts: Cases and Materials

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Aspen Publishers, 2003 - Law - 852 pages
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This concise new casebook is ideally suited for a one-semester, four-credit course. With key cases and understandable notes skillfully presented in just 800 pages, Torts: Cases and Materials offers a refreshing, enjoyable choice for students and instructors.This new casebook is designed to facilitate student comprehension:
- eminently teachable cases and informative topical notes convey the core of tort law
- notes challenge students to consider provocative questions about the cases
- Authors' Dialogues, a series of informal, highly engaging in-text discussions and debates between the authors, raise points about the topic under discussion while modeling the skills of persuasion and critical thinking
- short hypotheticals throughout the book test variations on fact patterns
- carefully edited cases strike the right balance between preserving the flavor of the case and overwhelming students with details
- a comprehensive Teacher's Manual answers questions raised in the text, identifies important secondary literature, and provides commentary on the Authors' Dialogues as well as suggestions for using the Chat Rooms in class or as reading assignmentsThis concise yet thorough casebook addresses the full range of issues, including:
- intentional Torts and privileges/defenses
- negligence
- actual causation and proximate causation
- nonliability for foreseeable consequences
- owners and occupiers of land
- affirmative defenses
- joint tortfeasors
- strict liability
- products liability
- trespass to land and nuisance
- damages
- compensation systems as alternatives
- defamation and privacyBefore you adopt a casebook for your next Tortscourse, be sure to review the book that was created for effective learning and efficient teaching--Aaron D. Twerski and James A. Henderson's Torts: Cases and Materials.

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Professor Twerski is a preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law. The American Bar Association s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section honored him with the 2007 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, which recognizes law professors who are committed to the advancement of justice, scholarship and the legal profession in the fields of tort and insurance law. He was Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute s Restatement of the Law (Third) Torts: Products Liability, published in 1998. For his distinguished performance as a Reporter, the ALI named him the R. Ammi Cutter Reporter. He is a prolific scholar, having published dozens of law review articles on torts and products liability law. Among his recent articles are those published in the Yale Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, New York University Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. He is also the author of the leading textbook, Products Liability: Problems and Process (4th ed. 2000) (with J. Henderson, Jr.). His expertise has been widely called upon by state and federal legislative bodies considering product liability and mass tort legislation, and he is a frequent lecturer to the practicing bar. He joined the faculty in 1986, after serving as Interim Dean at Hofstra University School of Law, where he taught for many years. He also taught at Duquesne University School of Law and was a Visiting Professor at Cornell, Boston University, and the University of Michigan law schools. His background also includes a teaching fellowship at Harvard Law School, and work as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in its Civil Rights Division.

Henderson is Frank B. Ingersoll Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School.

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