Credit Hours:

Honorable Marshall L. Davidson, III

First Year

Torts is a dynamic area of the law that focuses on civil wrongs. As such, this course is concerned with the wide array of injuries to people, property, and economic interests resulting from such wrongs and how the legal system responds to the diverse problems raised by those injuries. The course covers a broad range of topics, including liability for intentional harm to persons and property and for similar harm caused by negligent conduct. In addition, the course encompasses injuries to business and family relationships, strict liability, premises liability, and torts such as nuisance, misrepresentation, defamation, and invasion of privacy, among others. In each situation, someone claims that another has caused harm and looks to the law for redress. Finally, the course covers defenses, damages, and practical approaches to resolving and litigating tort cases.