Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems
Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-29
TORT LAW: CASES, PERSPECTIVES, AND PROBLEMS, LexisNexis, 2007
71 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2007
Thomas C. Galligan, Jr. (Colby-Sawyer College), Phoebe A. Haddon (Temple), Frank L. Maraist (Louisiana State), Frank M. McClellan (Temple), Michael L. Rustad (Suffolk), Nicolas P. Terry (St. Louis), and Stephanie M. Wildman (Santa Clara) are pleased to announce the Fourth Edition of Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems available from LexisNexis.
The authors have dramatically revised the Fourth Edition of this unique casebook. Chapter One is unique among American torts casebooks in its examination of how the dominant twenty-first century tort theories influence judicial decisionmaking and scholarship. That chapter explains six key perspectives on tort law: Law and Economics; Corrective Justice; Critical Race Theory; Critical Feminism; Pragmatism; and Social Justice. This chapter references the famous McDonald's hot coffee litigation as a case study to illustrate these perspectives in action. Subsequent chapters continue to work through that case study and continually reference the perspectives to explain or challenge the decided cases.
This new edition presents the important cases, statutes, empirical data, and competing tort theories in a problems-oriented format designed to help students acquire a sophisticated understanding of tort law through active learning. As before, the text includes a large number of problems. Now, however, problem sets at the end of each substantive chapter organize the updated and considerably expanded Problems. This extensively rewritten and reorganized edition includes the classic common law torts cases, but also presents updated and teachable, cutting-edge decisions that will demand student interest and hold their attention. Particular care has been to take account of the most recent commentaries on tort law, such as the growing importance of the Restatement (Third) of Torts.
The authors seek to provide students with innovative cases and problems, empowering them with practical skills. By exposing students to the most important contemporary tort law theories, the Fourth Edition of this casebook encourages students to go beyond passively memorizing case holdings and the voyeuristic experience of reading appellate opinions and truly gain perspectives on tort law.
The Table of Contents, Preface, and Chapter 1 are available to download here.
Keywords: Torts, Legal Education, Legal Educator, Discrimination
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