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Torts (LLM Only) (Fall 2019)

  • Course Number: LAW-509
  • Class Number: 04022
  • Instructor: Ian Fusselman

Course Description

This course will cover theories of recovery for those harmed by intentional and unintentional conduct. We will study intentional torts (e.g., assault, battery, trespass), negligence (with an emphasis on concepts of duty and foreseeability), and strict liability (e.g., product liability, ultra-hazardous activities), as well as
affirmative defenses. Most of the tort concepts tested on the Multistate Bar Exam will be covered. We will also consider the social, economic and political policies that drive the development of common law and statutory tort law, including caps on damages and other modern tort reform issues.


Grading will be based on the final exam and a brief response paper. The final exam will consist of multiple choice (50%), short answers (25%), and a short essay (25%). Class participation is not required but will be considered for extra credit. Writing Requirement is based on a single 1 to 2 page, credit/no credit response
paper.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: Tuesdays, 2:00p-4:50p
  • Room Number: Room 7
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Writing Requirement: Yes
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
  • Participation: Optional for extra credit
  • Class Recordings: Routinely
  • Access To Recordings: To Student With Approved Request