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

Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers Law School

Frank L. Maraist

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Frank McClellan

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Michael L. Rustad

Suffolk University Law School

Nicolas Terry

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Stephanie M. Wildman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Galligan, Thomas C. and Haddon, Phoebe A. and Maraist, Frank L. and McClellan, Frank and Rustad, Michael L. and Terry, Nicolas and Wildman, Stephanie M., Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems. Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-29; TORT LAW: CASES, PERSPECTIVES, AND PROBLEMS, LexisNexis, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=997177

Thomas C. Galligan Jr. (Contact Author)

Colby-Sawyer College ( email )

541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
United States

Phoebe A. Haddon

Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers Law School ( email )

Camden, NJ
United States

Frank L. Maraist

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center ( email )

440 Law Center Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

Frank McClellan

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Michael L. Rustad

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

Nicolas P. Terry

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 W. New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

Stephanie M. Wildman

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-5350 (Phone)
408-554-5440 (Fax)

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