Course - Law
Prerequisites: Torts I 
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Overview This course covers pure economic torts, as opposed to torts causing physical harms to person or property and as opposed to purely dignitary torts such as defamation. However, the course will briefly look certain defamation rules that are implicated in economic torts. Coverage will include nominate common law torts such as injurious falsehood, conversion of intangible economic values, bad faith breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and breach of fiduciary duty. It will also include intentional and unintentional interference with contract and with business prospects, the "prima facie tort," and liability for misrepresentation. Time and interest permitting, it will touch on copyright, trademark, trade secrets, misappropriation and right of publicity. Lawyer malpractice may also be covered. 
Materials Advanced Torts:  Economic and Dignitary Torts, by Dobbs and Bublick 
Course Format Lecture/Discussion 
Written Assignments None 
Type of Exam When taught by Professor Dobbs: multiple choice. When taught by Professor Bublick: essay or short answer or combination. 
Basis for grading  
Additional Comments This course should be of interest to all those who expect to practice general civil (as opposed to criminal) law and especially those who are interested in civil litigation.  It should also be of interest to those who for any reason cannot take a course in intellectual property, since brief coverage is given to some basic intellectual property ideas in copyright and trademark law. 
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