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Fall 2022 Course

Torts 1

Exam Type: In Class

This survey course introduces the major areas of tort law, including intentional harms, negligence, strict liability, and modern products liability. In addition to the black-letter doctrine, students will learn how to read a legal case closely, reason by analogy, and make legal arguments. The course will also expose students to the major theories of tort law (compensation, deterrence, corrective justice), as well as broader legal meta-debates such as rules vs. standards, subjective vs. objective, differences of kind vs. differences of degree, and the role of judge vs. jury.