Torts: Cases and Questions

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Aspen Publishers, 2004 - Law - 792 pages
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Ward Farnsworth and Mark F. Grady's Torts: Cases and Questions is an ingenious new casebook that uses pairs and clusters of cases to build students' analytical skills as they master the fundamentals of tort law.
This refreshing new approach is designed for classroom effectiveness:
Pairs or clusters of cases that have similar facts but reach different results help students detect and discuss the analogies and distinctions between them.
Carefully chosen, memorable cases -- both classic and contemporary stimulate active student engagement and lively class discussion.
Plentiful intermediate-length cases -- shorter than lead cases, but more detailed than note cases -- give students a broad survey of the field.
Problems interspersed throughout the book help students develop the skills they need for exams.
The authors also address the needs and preferences of instructors:
The casebook's approach is compatible with any emphasis, whether doctrinal economic or philosophical.
An extensive Teacher's Manual provides ideas for question and possible answers.
Until you examine Torts: Cases and Questions, you haven't seen what's really new in torts casebooks this year.

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Ward Farnsworth is Professor of Law and Nancy Barton Scholar at Boston University. He is the author of The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law (2007), as well as many scholarly articles on various legal subjects and a treatise on chess available online. More information about Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric and his other projects can be found at

Francesco Parisi is Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Economics Program at George Mason University School of Law and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Milan.

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