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Fall 2021

Course Description

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   MWR  11:00 AM-12:15 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Tort Law and Alternative: Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Marc Franklin, Robert Rabin, Michael Green and Mark Geisfield
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 10th edition
    ISBN: 9781634593007
  • Textbook Name: The Forms and Functions of Tort Law
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Abraham Kenneth
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 5th edition
    ISBN: 9781634594516
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: I. INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW 1. Mon., Aug. 23 – Introduction to Tort Liability • Franklin et al., pp. 1-16: ? Prologue ? When Should Unintended Injury Result in Liability? ? Hammontree v. Jenner ? Notes and Questions (notes 1-2 & 8 on pp. 6-9) ? The Litigation Process (notes 1-3 on pp. 9-16) 2. Wed., Aug. 25 – When Should Unintended Injury Result in Liability? • Course Website: ? Kenneth Abraham, The Nature of Tort Law II. THE NEGLIGENCE PRINCIPLE (BREACH) 3. Thurs., Aug. 26 – Historical Development and the Standard of Care • Franklin et al., pp. 35-39; 44-47: ? A Historical Development of Fault Liability ? Tort Law and the Economy in Nineteenth Century America: A Reinterpretation ? The Standard of Care ? Adams v. Bullock ? Notes and Questions