Exam Type: In Class
A tort is a wrong. To commit a tort is to violate a duty owed to another not to injure her, such that the other is granted a power to hold the wrongdoer accountable. Tort law determines what counts as a tort, what a plaintiff must prove to obtain recourse, the defenses by which a defendant can avoid liability, and the remedies available to successful plaintiffs. Examining negligence, medical malpractice, battery, assault, trespass, and other torts, this course will explore tort law and larger theoretical questions that it raises.