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Spring 2025 Course


Exam Type: In Class

This course will survey the history and core doctrines of tort law, various positive and normative theories of tort law, the psychological, social, economic, and political dynamics influencing the evolution of tort law, and the deep connections between tort law and other domains of law, both private and public. The course applies a critical perspective to the law’s search for basic principles to govern the resolution of human conflicts, particularly disputes relating to the harmful side-effects of productive activity. A special emphasis will be placed on the interplay of technology and torts.