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Torts Teaching Lessons from the BP Oil Spill


Michael L. Rustad


Suffolk University Law School; Stetson University - College of Law

July 18, 2012

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-26

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This article is drawn from my talk on the topic of "How to Teach Disaster as Part of a Torts Curriculum" at the AALS Workshop on Torts, Environment and Disaster from June 8-10, 2012, in Berkeley. This piece draws upon an informal survey I conducted in the spring of 2012 on how torts teachers employed the BP oil spill disaster (and other disasters) in their basic torts course (to illustrate topics such as the economic loss rule, legal causation, damages, and the impact of safety regulations).

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Date posted: July 18, 2012  

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Rustad, Michael L., Torts Teaching Lessons from the BP Oil Spill (July 18, 2012). Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-26. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2112354 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2112354

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Suffolk University Law School ( email )
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
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Stetson University - College of Law ( email )
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States
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