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Written first and foremost as a teaching tool, Torts: Cases and Materials, is a casebook that engages students without avoiding the hard questions. Modeled on the venerable Prosser casebook, but intended to be modern, accessible, and yet sophisticated, this book consistently gets high marks from students for being clear, user-friendly, and not playing hide-the-ball like so many other casebooks. Challenging hypotheticals and authors’ dialogues engage students while allowing instructors to probe more deeply into ambiguous or developing areas of law. The book’s manageable length makes it ideal for a three- to four-hour introductory Torts course.
New to the Fifth Edition:
Cases that are judiciously edited, so as to let the judges’ voices be heard, along with the inclusion of dissenting opinions where important.
Numerous recent cases have been added both in the notes and as principal cases, while old material has been pruned back to reduce unnecessary bulk.
Continued integration of the Third Restatement throughout the book, including caselaw development following the new Restatement (particularly in the area of foreseeability, duty, and proximate cause).
Professors and student will benefit from:
Text designed to clarify the law, not further befuddle students.
Explanations, note cases, and hypotheticals that are aimed at increasing understanding.
Writing style written in a conversational manner to be plain-spoken and transparent about both the law and the authors’ pedagogical goals.
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