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This guide provides information about study aids, hornbooks, treatises, and other resources that will help you learn the law of torts.
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CALI Lessons

CALI lessons allow you to work through Torts issues in an interactive format in which you answer questions and explain your reasoning.  If you are confused or have questions about an issue, a CALI lesson may provide a quick way to test and improve your knowledge.

Here are a few Torts lessons that are helpful for 1Ls. A complete list of Torts lessons is available at the CALI website.

 

Study Aids for Torts

Hornbooks and other study aids provide additional perspectives and clarifications to your assigned reading. Do not rely on them exclusively.

Unless otherwise noted all these Texts are located in the Law Library's Study Aids collection, which is located in the bookcase on your right as you enter the Law Library.

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Acing Tort Law - Shubha Ghosh
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 G48 2017
ISBN: 9781683288183
Publication Date: 2017-08-27
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Kionka's Black Letter Outline on Torts - Edward J. Kionka
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 K527 2013
ISBN: 9780314275523
Publication Date: 2013-09-23
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Legalese to English: A Workbook for Torts - Elura Nanos; Michele Sileo
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 N36 2012
ISBN: 083773911X
Publication Date: 2012-12-27
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Products Liability in a Nutshell - David Owen
Call Number: KF1296 .Z9 N6 2015
ISBN: 0314268405
Publication Date: 2014-12-23
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Questions and Answers - Anita Bernstein
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 B47 2014
ISBN: 0769881904
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Schechter's a Short and Happy Guide to Torts - Roger E. Schechter
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 S34 2012
ISBN: 9780314277879
Publication Date: 2012-05-10
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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The Forms and Functions of Tort Law - Kenneth Abraham
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 A27 2017
ISBN: 9781634594516
Publication Date: 2017-03-17
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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The Law of Torts - Dan B. Dobbs; Paul T. Hayden; Ellen M. Bublick
Call Number: KF1250 .D582 2011
ISBN: 9780314184245
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Located in the Law Library General Collection

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Torts - Richard A. Epstein
Call Number: KF1249 .E673 1999
ISBN: 0735500479
Publication Date: 1999-06-16
Located in the Law Library General Collection

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Torts - John C. P. Goldberg; Benjamin C. Zipursky
Call Number: KF1250 .G655 2010
ISBN: 9780195373974
Publication Date: 2010-06-03
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Torts - Lawrence C. Levine
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 L48 2014
ISBN: 0314286403
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Torts in a Nutshell - Edward Kionka
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 K53 2015
ISBN: 1628105518
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Toxic Torts in a Nutshell - Jean Eggen
Call Number: KF1299 .H39 E37 2015
ISBN: 1628103515
Publication Date: 2015-07-17
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

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Understanding Torts, 5th ed. - John L. Diamond; Lawrence C. Levine; Anita Bernstein
Call Number: KF1250 .Z9 D53 2013
ISBN: 0769872344
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Located in the Law Library Study Aids

 

Some Sources of Tort Law

Historically tort law has been judge-made law.  In other words, the rules and doctrines of tort law emerged and evolve as judges make decisions in private litigation.  The various Restatements of Torts distill the concepts and rules articulated in tort decisions and present them in an conceptually organized format. Besides stating rules and principles, the Restatement also includes lengthy comments explaining those rules and principles as well as examples to illustrate their application.

Students should bear in mind that the Restatements in themselves have no precedential value, although they can acquire precedential value to the extent that courts recognize and adopt particular provisions.  Many aspects of the Restatement (Third) of Torts are controversial, and it is not yet clear what impact it will have on American tort law.   

Restatement (Second) Torts, §§ 1-280

Restatement (Second) Torts, §§ 281-503

Restatement (Second) Torts, §§ 504-707A

Restatement (Second) Torts, §§ 708-End

Restatement (Third) Torts: Product Liability

Restatement (Third) Torts: Apportionment of Liablity

Restatement (Third) Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm (The first volume appeared in 2010, but is not yet available through HeinOnline.  The second volume is scheduled to appear in 2011.) 

 

Koren AV Resources on Torts

The Koren AV Center, located on the Fifth floor of the Law Library, provides audio lectures on Torts

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Torts - Steven R. Finz; Lawrence C. Levine
Call Number: KF1250 .F56 2010
ISBN: 9780314926968
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Located in the Law Koren AV Center 7 Day (5th floor)

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Torts - Richard J. Conviser
Call Number: Compact Disc KF1250 .C66 1996
ISBN: 031416118X
Publication Date: 2006-04-12
Located in the Law Koren AV Center 7 Day (5th floor)


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