Torts is one of the fundamental subjects of American law; it covers problems of interference with one’s person, property, or intangible interests. The problems arise in a variety of commonplace situations: for example, trespassing on another’s land, negligently injuring another in an automobile accident, or misrepresenting important facts in a business transaction. The topics covered in the course will include, among others, battery, trespass, negligence, products liability, misrepresentation, defamation, invasion of privacy, and interference with business relations.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the elements of various torts, including intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.
  • Comprehend and use the legal terminology typical to practice in tort law (CA-1).
  • Assess and interpret the law of real property by applying it through participation in classroom discussions and examinations.