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LAWS 6810 Advanced Topics in Torts (Fall: 2 )


Course Description

This team-led seminar course builds on first year torts and will explore a range of advanced topics selected primarily by the class. After an orientation to current issues in Torts, students will select, in teams of 2-3, topics to explore in depth. The topics may include mass torts, multi-district litigation, class actions; the relationship between legal and regulatory standards (e.g., FDA and Tort duties); extraterritoriality; punitive damages; no duty issues; insurance and tort liability (including ethical issues of insurance defense attorneys); business torts; SLAP suits; constitutional torts; evidentiary issues; tort issues in personalized medicine, gene sequencing and new technologies; tort liability of gun sellers, etc. Each team will be expected to interview tort attorneys to build a deeper understanding of their topic and will lead a class


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Last Updated: 06-Apr-16