Spring 2013
5418 Torts - POLLARD SACKS- 17779

Professor(s): Deana Pollard Sacks (DEPARTED)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Part-Time 

Time: TTh: 6:00p-7:20p  W: 7:30p-8:50pLocation: 211  TU2

Course Outline: Students will be introduced to the basic principles of tort law and theory. Students will be required to understand the theoretical justifications for, and differences among, the primary areas of tort liability (intentional torts, negligence, dignitary torts, and strict liability) and the history and theory behind these these areas of tort law. Students are required to know all elements of all torts covered in class, as well as all defenses to all such torts. Students will be required to understand the social policy aspects of tort law, such as how the law of torts theoretically shapes social behavior and expectations based on the rational actor assumption, spreads the costs of harm, and balances the costs and benefits of doing business in an industrialized society. Some class information and notices may be posted on TWEN, so please make sure that you are familiar with TWEN. A very detailed syllabus will be provided, and the questions following the reading assignments are meant to aid your study and to prepare you for the torts examination. We will also probably review released MBE questions in class so that students become familiar with how the law of torts is tested on the multiple choice sections of the bar exam

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes: This course will be taught by Visiting Professor, Deana Pollard Sacks.  

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Final Exam Schedule: 05/07 6-10pm  240 TU2    

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