Cases and Materials on Torts

Cases and Materials on Torts With exceptional clarity and quality this highly successful casebook puts torts in context for your students

  • Title: Cases and Materials on Torts
  • Author: Richard A. Epstein
  • ISBN: 9780735540118
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With exceptional clarity and quality, this highly successful casebook puts torts in context for your students.

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    1. Richard Epstein is a brilliant legal scholar, and I agree with many of his points of view (expanded use of strict liability, his focus on economic efficiency in legal decisions, etc.). However, his casebook was just awful. It was a long, disjointed look at an already scattered topic. Epstein did a horrible job of condensing and organizing the material. There were literally hundreds of mini-cases listed in the notes section followed with unanswered questions or topics to ponder. There was no over [...]

    2. honestly, i kind like the way epstein sets up this book. generous coverage of the historical foundations of tort law, which you can dive into or skip as needed, and lots of notes on the important cases. probably best to pair this with something to counterbalance epstein's rather unique viewpoint, but his editors have worked his text into a fairly comprehensive introduction as it is.

    3. What I learned from this book is that I could read faster than I ever had before, I also learned that railroads, automobiles, dogs, horses, fires, and flaming squibs are exceedingly dangerous and cause a lot of lawsuits. Especially watch out for railroads!

    4. This casebook was awful. It doesn't help that my professor was an incredibly poor instructor. You can lecture about the Law and Economics movement until the cows come home, but it doesn't mean squat if you never talk about Torts in the first place.

    5. This is my Torts textbook and so far it has been decent to learn from, a little dry, but has good notes sections.

    6. I liked torts, but this book was not the best. Lots of annoying little note cases, poor organization, and Esptein's law-and-economics bias shines through a little too clearly.

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