Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Documents you will need for Torts

Below you will find a list of links to readings that are not included in the textbook.


Course Materials

Information about the course
(updated October 11, 2017)

Course Outline
(updated November 8, 2017)

Should I use a computer to take notes in class?
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


My Office hours for Fall 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays
10:30 am to 12 pm; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
or by appointment


Class #1 


Class #4

Dr. Seuss, The Zax (print), (video)


Class #5


Class #6

Notes on Privileges

Problem #1

The Queen v. Dudley and Stevens (video)
(not for class discussion; you can start at about the 13:00 minute mark)


Class #7
(recommended; not for specific class discussion)


Class #8


Class #9
Class #11


Recommended readings on medical malpractice (not for class discussion):


Class #13


Class #14


Class #17

Why beer is so important for civilization (article, video)
(recommended only; not for class discussion)


Class #19

Hedgepeth v. Whitman Walker Clinic


Class #20


Class #21

Chart on pre-natal torts


Class #22


Class #25


Class #26
Materials regarding exams

Some initial thoughts on taking exams

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Nine common exam mistakes

Video on exam tactics

Tips on Outlining (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Top 10 reasons why you should write your own outline 

Links to short posts with good advice on preparing for exams

More links to short posts on advice on exams

How to avoid exam disasters (podcast)

Law School Exams 101
(lots of links to more readings, in case case you need more)

Fundamental lawyering skills

Seven simple tips to improve your writing
Practice Questions

Sample question in three different formats

Online practice exam

Practice questions #1 (check your answers here)
(Ignore questions 11, 14 and 15)

Practice questions #2 (check your answers here)
(Ignore questions 1, 2, 3, 8 and 4)

Practice questions #3 (check your answers here)
(Ignore questions 4, 16-17, 20, 22, 28-30, 33, 38, 65-66, 69, 75-76, 83-87, 89-90, 92, 94, 99-103)

Practice questions #4 (check your answers here)
(Ignore questions 3, 7, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, 31, 35 to 42, 55, 57, 60, 62, 63 and 69)

Practice questions #5 (check your answers here)
(Ignore questions 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31)

Practice essay questions

Sample answer to an essay question

Old essay exam
(Note that this question involves some issues that we did not cover this semester.)

Is a burrito and sandwich? (Model Answer)
15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
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