CourseTorts - Law 604C
Instructor Christopher Robertson   View Faculty Page
Emailcrobertson@law.harvard.edu
Units 4 - Graded
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Overview

This course will provide an introduction to civil liability for personal injuries and other harms. We will cover intentional torts (such as battery, assault, or trespass), but most of our time will be spent on the law of accidents. We will focus on claims brought under a theory of negligence, but the course provides an introduction to strict liability and product liability as well.  As part of the first year curriculum, this course will also introduce selected concepts and themes in the law, perhaps including the functions of deterrence, compensation, and punishment; economic analysis; the right to and function of the lay jury; cultural influences on the law; the relative advantages of liability versus ex ante regulation; legal strategy and expense; and the advantages of rules versus standards.  (Some of these themes, or others, may be highlighted in any given year.)

 
Materials

Dobbs, Hayden and Bublick, Torts and Compensation, CONCISE EDITITON; ISBN: 978-0-314-18491-7

Concise Restatement of Torts, Second Editition

 
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