Tort Law

ISBN-10: 0735568286

ISBN-13: 9780735568280

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Mark Geistfeld
List price: $38.00
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Description: Tort Law: The Essentials is part of Aspen's new Essentials Series, which takes a "forest rather than the trees" approach by first exposing students To The subject as a whole before delving deeply into individual legal rules. This insightful paperback concentrates on the fundamentals and uses an informal, personal style to explain the essential concepts and doctrines of tort law. Suitable for use with any casebook, this resource will help students recognize and understand how common themes enhance their ability to comprehend doctrinal issues. Written by Mark Geistfeld, a nationally known and respected authority in torts and products liability, this exceptional text: explains the historical development of tort law, showing students how the law has evolved and why it has become so politicized develops the important concepts, giving students the analytical tools they need to grasp the fundamental aspects of tort law presents the essential doctrines, including intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, and damages in a clear, to-the-point manner that eliminates the need for students to seek out the black-letter rules from commercial outlines. No matter which casebook you use in your classroom, you will find Tort Law: The Essentials to be an excellent choice for your students. Once you examine a copy of this outstanding paperback, you will not hesitate to require or recommend it.

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Conceptual Overview
The Historical Development of Tort Law
Function and Principle
The Fundamental Choice: Negligence or Strict Liability?
Prominent Rationales for Tort Liability
Compensation as a Unified Rationale for Tort Liability
The Social Construction of Tort Law
Doctrinal Analysis
The Intentional Torts
Negligence Liability
Causation
Multiple Tortfeasors
Defenses Based on the Plaintiff's Conduct
Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Activities
Strict Products Liability
Damages
Beyond Tort Law
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