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380 (DT Campus) Phone:458-2542(offi ce), 277 -6464(home),e-mail: email@example.com Office hours: l2:30-l:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment Introduction. Welcometo the study of one of the basic subjectareasin American law: /orfs. Using the "case method" and a law school textbook, we will learn about the various basesfor personal injury liability, the defensesthat can be raised to such liability claims, and other related issues. At the end of the course,you will have a good understandingof what law school is like, and how to approachyour studiesthere. Course Work. You are expectedto come to class having read the assignedreadings,and prepared discussthem in depth. Classes to quiz to will usually begin with a one-question check whether you did the assignedreadingsfor that day; if you did, you should have no trouble answeringthe question. There will also be a final examination. Your grade will be determinedas follows: daily quizzes,20%o; classparticipation (frequency and quality, as well as attendance),20o/o; exam,60yo(in law school,your whole grade can final dependon the final). Texts. The following book is requiredfor the course: Casesand Materials on Torts (third edition, 2004, West Publishing Company), by David W. Robertson, William Powers,Jr., David A. Anderson,and Olin Guy Wellborn,
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Course Outline, Timeline, and Reading Assignments July 8. CourseIntroduction July 1l. Getting Started:Legal Process and Terminology Chapter I July 12,13,14. IntentionalTorts ChapterII, pages8- 18 (first class),18-32(next two classes) July 15, 18, 19. IntentionalTorts: Defenses ChapterII, pages49-72.
s August 8. 21.271_303 August10. August3. Cause Fact in Chapter pages IV. Duty 5. Chapter pages VI.. Chapter VIII. 25.9.proximate" Cause Issues Chapter pages169-193 V. 96-l l5 July27.2. 116-143. . Chapter pages VII. "Legal"or.150-l5g August1. 350_353. August 12 . More on "Legal"or "proximate" causeIssues -201.July 20. Vicarious Liability. Course Wrap-UpandReview Friday.4.Damages. pages 325-337. 216-235.-I p.28.209-21 Chapter 193 V. Unintentional Torts--Negligence Chapter pages73-96 III. August 11.29. 26.m. 314-319. Finar Exam (for both crass sectionil.m. Unintentional Torts-Negligence(continued) Chapter pages III. July22. 10:30 a.