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Spring 2023 Course

Torts 5

Exam Type: Short Format Takehome

Tort law is the law addressing civil wrongs not arising out of contract. Torts typically fall under one of three theories of liability: intentional interference, negligence, and strict liability. The influence of these theories and of associated policies will be studied in the context of recognized categories of tort liability, particularly battery, assault, trespass, negligence, strict liability, and product liability. Through these various torts, we will ask when we have obligations to another and what we must do to meet them, considering whether tort law or alternatives are best placed to address the harms we encounter.