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Fall 2017
5418 Torts - GONZALEZ- 25915

Professor(s): Carmen Gonzalez (VISITING)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MWTH  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: Basic tort law; intentional torts, negligence, strict liability; causation and problems of multiple parties; damages and compensation systems; derivative liability; special kinds of torts.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/15/17

Questionnaire - to be returned during the first week of class – in hard copy

Course Notes:   Torts classes on Thursday September 28th and on Thursday November 2nd will be cancelled. You are required to attend the make-up classes on Friday September 22nd and November 17th from 2:30-4 PM in TUII-240.


First Day Assignments: How to be brief a case

For Torts:

For Monday, August 21: Please read textbook pages 1-19 and brief the case of Vosburg v. Putney using the format provided for this course.

For Wednesday, August 23: Please read textbook pages 19-30, brief the case of Garratt v. Dailey, and consider how you would answer problem 1 on page 26.

For Thursday, August 24: Please read textbook pages 32-41, brief the Fisher and Leichtman cases. Why does the outcome in the Leichtman case differ from the outcome in the McCracken case (discussed briefly at the bottom of page 34 and top of page 35)?

Final Exam Schedule: 12/1 1 - 5PM  211 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (3/28/2017 1:43:55 PM)

Book(s) Required

Henderson, Pearson & Kysar, The Torts Process (9th ed. 2017)
ISBN: 9781454875697