Torts

Section 1FH, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 77/77
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1410-1530
  • WB126
08/18/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to the law of torts. A tort is a legally recognized, non-contract-based wrong or injury. In essence, torts law regulates private risk-taking behavior by determining who bears the financial costs of actions that harm others. The first part of the course examines the fundamental elements of torts generally – duty, breach, causation, and damages – and then covers defenses. We will also study the primary specific tort claims, such as battery, medical malpractice, defamation, products liability, and constitutional torts.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any):
Description: To be determined.

Final Type (if any): Fixed
Description: Fixed exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
121819116
Law No.
LAW6007
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Core Foundational
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 17, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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