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

Course Outline
(updated August 17, 2017)

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


My Office hours for Spring 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

West Academic Quiz: "Intentional Torts to Person or Property"


Class #6

Holyfield vs. Tyson

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)

West Academic Quiz:  "Defenses to Intentional Torts—Privileges"


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

West Academic Quizzes: "Breach of Duty," "Duties of Health-Care Providers," "The Prima Facie Case for Negligence and the Element of Duty"


Class #14

Mid semester check-in

West Academic Quiz: "Actual Harm and Factual Cause"


Class #15


Class #17

West Academic Quiz: "Scope of Liability (Proximate Cause)"


Class #18

Recent developments related to duty to help

Illinois and Tarasoff

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

West Academic Quizzes:  "Nonfeasance," "The Duty to Protect from Third Persons"


Class #19

Hedgepeth v. Whitman Walker Clinic


Class #20


Class #21

Chart on pre-natal torts

West Academic Quiz: "Emotional Harm"


Class #22

West Academic Quizzes: "Apportionment and Settlement," "Assumption of the risk"


Class #25


Class #26

Products liability outline

West Academic Quizzes:  "Common Law Strict Liability," "Tort Liability for Defective Products"