Torts

Torts examines the doctrinal, theoretical, and policy dimensions of civil liability for harm to persons, property, and certain other interests. Attention is focused on three main theories of liability: intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability. Students may encounter such cutting-edge legal issues as informed consent in medical malpractice, interference with reproductive choice, manufacturer liability for defective products, toxic and environmental torts, among others. Through the study of torts, students receive an introduction to litigation, evidence, expert witnesses, and problems of proof.