The Torts Process skillfully employs a problem approach that challenges students' understanding by exploring both theoretical and real-life situations. The clear, balanced presentation enables students to comprehend the overarching structure and organization of Tort law. A lively mix of problems, cases, excerpts, notes, and questions facilitates learning. The Eighth Edition has thoroughly reviewed and updated cases and secondary sources, with recent and compelling cases substituted throughout. The text now incorporates the finalized Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm. Expanded coverage of Tort theory includes "corrective justice" and the related ""civil recourse"" school of thought, complementing the law and economic theory perspective that has been a feature of the book since its inception. Notes on legal ethics and law and economics are completely revised. Problems have been refreshed and many new problems have been added. New material on Global Dimensions of Tort Law in Chapter 15 reflects the fact that the Supreme Court may determine that companies whose gas emissions contribute to climate change may be held liable under the federal common law of public nuisance. New Supreme Court cases have been added in the areas of preemption and punitive damages, for example Snyder v. Phelps, concerning constitutional limitations on intentional infliction of emotional distress liability. In addition, the Eighth Edition discusses the BP Oil Spill Fund in the chapter on alternative compensation mechanisms.
Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive ACCESS to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes - portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. The Torts Process skillfully employs a problem approach that challenges students' understanding by exploring both theoretical and real-life situations. The clear, balanced presentation enables students to comprehend the overarching structure and organization of Tort law. The Eighth Edition has thoroughly reviewed and updated cases and secondary sources, with recent and compelling cases substituted throughout. The text now incorporates the finalized Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm. Expanded coverage of Tort theory includes -corrective justice- and the related -civil recourse- school of thought, complementing the law and economic theory perspective that has been a feature of the book since its inception. Notes on legal ethics and law and economics are completely revised. Problems have been refreshed and many new problems have been added. New material on Global Dimensions of Tort Law in Chapter 15 reflects the fact that the Supreme Court may determine that companies whose gas emissions contribute to climate change may be held liable under the federal common law of public nuisance. New Supreme Court cases have been added in the areas of preemption and punitive damages, for example Snyder v. Phelps, concerning constitutional limitations on intentional infliction of emotional distress liability. In addition, the Eighth Edition discusses the BP Oil Spill Fund in the chapter on alternative compensation mechanisms. CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.
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Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Second Edition, written by authors who bring years of experience teaching and writing about torts to the task, is concise, accessible, and employs a well-articulated and class-tested pedagogy. A torts book that doesnt hide the ball from students, both students and teachers will find it user-friendly. The new edition of this casebook retains the features that made it a success: clear, direct text introduces cases and explains important concepts a balance of modern and classic torts cases, including Vaughan v. Menlove (on standard of care), Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co. (on doctrine of incomplete privilege), Greenman v. Yuba Power (on product liability) appealing, memorable problems based on actual reported cases that reinforce understanding and build analytical skills contemporary conception and content with the most current thinking on key issues ample background information that places cases and statutes in context varied note materials -- introductory and transitional notes that encourage close attention to cases and perspective notes that explore a range of viewpoints on tort law a comprehensive Teachers Manual that includes sample syllabi and guidance for structuring 4- and 6-credit courses, detailed suggestions for presenting and preparing cases and materials for class, and answers and analysis to all problems and questions raised in the book The second edition of this popular casebook provides updated material throughout the text illuminates the procedural posture of every case refreshes and updates case selection in a number of chapters, including those for standards of care, statutory violation, multiple sufficient causes, foreseeability as a proximate cause test, substantial factor as a proximate cause test, assumption of risk, and defamation supplies reworked notes and introductory sections, particularly for res ipsa loquitur, duty, and professional standard of care
If you are not already planning to use the new edition of Richard A. Epstein's casebook in your next torts course, stop and reconsider before you submit your adoption decision. Generations of law students have found the path to understanding with the help of this illuminating casebook. Cases and Materials on Torts effectively integrates modern scholarship with historical background to provide a solid introduction to basic torts:Author Richard A. Epstein is well known and highly regarded for his scholarship.The book takes a traditional approach to the subject, integrating cases with modern scholarship on moral theory, law and economics, and salient policy questions.An extremely thoughtful presentation examines the processes of legal method, legal reasoning, and the impact of legal rules on social institutions as it exposes students to the various intellectual approaches that have been taken to interpreting torts.The presentation of historical background.recognized as among the finest treatments in the field.grounds students in the development of tort law from the formative cases to the present day.The detailed Teacher's Manual offers teaching tips proven successful through years of use. The Eighth Edition incorporates several changes:New Material on statutory developments, such as Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund and asbestos compensation (pending passage).Coverage of the cybertrespass debate and spam, including Hamidi v. Intel.Updates on punitive damages, including the Supreme Court's State Farm case.New cases on guns as a public nuisance and statutory responses (pending passage).Updated and reorganized coverage of defamation and products liability. With exceptional clarity and quality, this highly successful casebook puts torts in context for your students.
Economists advise that the law should seek efficiency. More recently, it has been suggested that common law systems are more conducive of economic growth than code-based civil law systems. This book argues that there is no theory to support such statements and provides evidence that rejects a 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Both common law and civil law systems are reviewed to debunk the relationship between the efficiency of the common law hypothesis and the alleged inferiority of codified law systems. Legal Origins and the Efficiency Dilemma has six aims: explaining the efficiency hypothesis of the common law since Posner’s 1973 book; summarizing the legal origins theory in the context of economic growth; debunking their relationship; discussing the meaning of 'common law' and the problems with the efficiency hypothesis by comparing laws across English speaking jurisdictions; illustrating the shortcomings of the legal origins theory with a comparative law and economics analysis; and concluding there is no theory and evidence to support the economic superiority of common law systems. Based on previous pieces by the authors, this book expands their work by including new areas of analysis (such as trusts), detailing previous analysis (such as French law versus common law in the areas of contract, property and torts), and updating for recent developments in the academic discourse. This volume is of interest to academics and students who study microeconomics, comparative law and foundations of law, as well as legal policy analysts.
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