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Hornbook - the most in-depth and scholarly type of study aid, with an detailed discussion on an area of law.
Nutshell - more condensed than a hornbook, usually a summary of an area of law.
Inside Torts: What Matters and Why by J. P. OgilvyInside Torts: What Matters and Why is a concise, clearly-written, and student-friendly guide to the principal topics covered in most first-year torts courses. It is designed to provide the fundamentals while, at the same time, identifying some of complexities of modern tort law. The goal of the book is to demystify the doctrine without oversimplifying it. Overviews briefly introduce the topics of each chapter. The detailed tables of contents provide a starting point for the student to begin his or her own course outline. FAQs identify common misconceptions and sort them out, and numerous Sidebars offer additional insights, study tips, and practice pointers. Chapter summaries and bolded key terms facilitate study and review by reminding students of the key concepts that are needed to perform well on examinations. Connections at the end of each chapter illustrate the interconnections between the topics, encouraging students to integrate their knowledge of torts. Key Features: Basic coverage of the main topics of torts. Overviews provide a brief introduction to each chapter. Detailed table of contents to each chapter. FAQs with complete answers to address common mistakes and misconceptions. Bold-faced legal terms and definitions to build legal vocabulary. Sidebars that offer additional insights into the complexities of tort law. Chapter summaries provide a quick review of the essential doctrine. Connections section at the end of each chapter relates concepts to other chapters.
Publication Date: 2016-02-29
Jumpstart Torts: Reading and Understanding Torts Cases by Ross SandlerJumpStart is a new study aid series covering the first-year course areas. Each title is a short book, roughly 170 pages, that addresses a problem students experience as they navigate their first year courses. Often first year students are expected to learn substantive law by reading judicial opinions without a framework or process to help them comprehend what they are reading. The JumpStart series supplies the context and prepares students to apply the rules in a litigation context. Titles in the series can be used as a general introduction to law school or as an introduction to torts. The books are most useful early in the first semester as well as in orientation courses or as summer reading for students entering their first year of law school. The series will appeal to academic success/support coordinators as well as the course-area professors. Ross Sandler is the series editor. His JumpStart: Torts is the first title in the series. JumpStart: Torts offers a detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation, beginning with stating a theory of the case, moving through determining facts and making motions to receiving the holding of the case. Legal reasoning and the litigation process are taught via numerous judicial opinions with full analysis of each. Judicial opinions and analyses are made comprehensible without in-class explanation in a straightforward, clear, and informal writing style. Class-tested for success, JumpStart: Torts features pedagogical elements that support learning and facilitate use. As with each book in the series, the opening chapter provides a glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases in tort law. Many judicial opinions are accompanied by an artist-drawn "cartoon" that illustrates the conflict or issue of the case. Short, easy-to-read opinions focus on ordinary situations with simple fact patterns that apply settled rules of law and principles. The book ends with a Practice Exam: a clear explanation of how to approach the typical torts essay exam question as well as insight into how professors grade exams. The chapter ends with a practice essay question. Two sample answers are included: a strong answer and a weaker answer. Each answer includes notes that point out where students did well and where they could improve their answers. Features: Detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation begins by stating a theory of the case moves through determining fact and making motions to receiving the holding of the case Illustrates legal reasoning and the litigation process teaches through numerous judicial opinions with analysis Judicial opinions and analyses comprehensible without in-class explanation Straightforward, clear, informal style Class-tested material Pedagogical features Opening chapter glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases
Publication Date: 2012-03-12
Hornbook on Torts by Dan Dobbs; Paul Hayden; Ellen BublickThis single-volume hornbook provides a comprehensive overview of tort and injury law. The book covers all of the major topics in tort law. Topics include liability for physical injuries, as well as emotional, dignitary, and economic harms. This newly-updated edition includes citations to hundreds of cases and statutes decided over the last decade, as well as references to the Restatement (Third) of Torts.
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
Schechter's a Short and Happy Guide to Torts by Roger E. SchechterIn this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer, balances brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics, such as negligence and strict products liability, but also provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability. As the series title promises, the author has kept it short, and the book will make students happy.
Publication Date: 2012-05-10
Gilbert Law Summary on Torts by Marc Franklin; W. Cardi; Michael GreenThe subjects discussed in this outline are intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, products liability, nuisance, survival of tort actions, wrongful death, and immunity. Also included are release and contribution, indemnity, workers' compensation, no-fault auto insurance, defamation, invasion of privacy, misrepresentation, injurious falsehood, interference with economic relations, and unjustifiable litigation.
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
Torts in a Nutshell by Edward KionkaA clear, concise, current, and authoritative explanation of all of the most important U.S. tort law doctrines, including those covered in first-year torts courses in law schools. Coverage includes tort law origins and objectives; causation; strict liability; negligence liability and defenses; intentional tort liability and defenses; special liability rules (premises liability, products liability, employers, etc.); damages; tort and contract; immunities; wrongful death and survival; defamation; privacy; misrepresentation.
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Principles of Tort Law by Marshall ShapoThis edition provides a wealth of new material drawn from summaries of and quotations from scholarly books and articles and case law. The subjects of this new material are rich in their range of topics. They include: The "precautionary principle" Summaries on tort rationales that range from references to Kantian philosophy and a riff on Harry Potter The relation of tort law to public law Varied materials on consent The duty question, including a summary of a recent Supreme Court case and scholarship in the area Material on privacy ranging from Prosser's classification system to LGBT plaintiffs The roles of race and gender in calculations of damages A criticism of "tort reform" efforts Case law on the "baseball rule" with respect to spectator injuries. Matters of topical 'headline" interest include smartphones as distractions and certain aspects of publication of photos on the Internet. Celebrities mentioned in items under different categories are Joan Rivers, Jesse Ventura, and Jim Boeheim.
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
Sum and Substance Audio on Torts by Larry LevineWhile commuting or exercising learn about battery; assault; false imprisonment; intentional infliction of emotional distress; defense of self, others, property; recapture of chattel, trespass to land, trespass to chattel, conversion, public/private necessity, consent; negligence: duty, breach, proximate cause, joint tortfeasers; damages: nominal, punitive, and compensatory; surviving personal injury actions; wrongful death, wrongful birth/life, strict liability, affirmative defense to negligence with economic advantage, nuisance, misuse of judicial process, products liability, defamation and related torts, invasions of privacy. Information useful to preparing and pressing your case.