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CALI Lessons

CALI lessons allow you to work through different rules and doctrines in an interactive format in which you answer questions and explain your reasoning.

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Some Sources of Torts 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.




Some Good Study Aids for Torts

All the books below are in the Reserve Room.  Older editions available for checkout can be found at the same call number on the 5th floor.

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The Law of Torts - Joseph W. Glannon
Call Number: Reserve KF1250.Z9 G58 2015
ISBN: 1454850116

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Torts in a Nutshell - Edward Kionka
Call Number: Reserve KF1250.Z9 K53 2015
ISBN: 9781628105513
This concise text covers the basic principles of tort law and includes citations to primary and secondary authority. The main topics covered include physical harm, tort and contract, immunities, survival and wrongful death, and injuries to other interests.

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Principles of Tort Law - Marshall Shapo
Call Number: Reserve KF1250 .S533 2016
ISBN: 9780314285621

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The Law of Torts - Dan B. Dobbs; Paul T. Hayden; Ellen M. Bublick
Call Number: Reserve KF1250 .D62 2011
ISBN: 0314184244

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Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts - George C. Christie
Call Number: Reserve KF1249 .C48 2004
ISBN: 0314259589

Torts Treatises


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