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Torts

ISBN-10: 0735569231
ISBN-13: 9780735569232
Edition: 9th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Well-known Torts expert Richard A. Epstein skillfully and effectively integrates modern scholarship and historical background in this highly successful casebook. Cases and Materials on Torts, now in its Ninth Edition, Is an excellent introduction To  More...

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List price: $192.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1402
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

Well-known Torts expert Richard A. Epstein skillfully and effectively integrates modern scholarship and historical background in this highly successful casebook. Cases and Materials on Torts, now in its Ninth Edition, Is an excellent introduction To The first-year Torts course that has been classroom-tested and proven by generations of law students. Characteristics that have helped to make Cases and Materials on Torts a leader in the field include: Outstanding authorship : Richard A. Epstein is a well-known and highly respected expert in the field, and his presentation of the material with a definite economics-based point of view engages students and fuels class discussion Traditional approach : Cases are integrated with modern scholarship on moral theory, law and economics, and salient policy questions Thoughtful presentation : Professor Epstein examines the processes of legal method, legal reasoning, And The impact of legal rules on social institutions and exposes students to different intellectual approaches that have been employed to interpret tort law over the years Historical background : Discussion of the historical backdrop provides students with an accurate sense of Tort Law and its development up To The present comprehensive Teacher's Manual : Professor Epstein shares proven teaching tips Continuing the past tradition of this widely used casebook, The Ninth Edition has been updated with: updated coverage of the growth in the doctrines of federal preemption into Tort Law, including whether compliance with a federal regulation blocks a state tort action coverage of the role of cyberspace in tort law, especially on the property torts, such as conversion New cases and updated notes throughout Well written and insightful, this venerable casebook provides a firm introduction to torts for first-year students, giving them a sense of the historical underpinnings of tort law as well as exposure to different intellectual approaches to interpreting it. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/epstein9

Born in 1943, Richard A. Epstein graduated from Columbia in 1964 with a degree in philosophy. He continued his education at Oxford, earning a B.A. in law in 1966, and from there attended Yale, where he received an LL.B. in 1968. Following graduation Epstein joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, teaching there until 1972. He became a regular member of the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1973, where he was named James Parker Hall Professor in 1982 and Distinguished Service Professor in 1988. Richard Epstein writes extensively concerning the law. His works include Simple Rules for a Complex World (1995), Bargaining with the State (1993) and Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (1992).

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