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Every tort claim for relief, and every affirmative tort defense, has a set of required elements. It is the student's task to learn these elements and to develop an understanding about how to apply them to real and hypothetical fact patterns. Questions & Answers: Torts can help with this task. The book includes 202 questions organized by topic. The multiple-choice questions require students to pick the best of a list, the worst of a list, or the story that illustrates a point of doctrine most effectively. The short answers require analysis of scenarios and communication of discrete points. The Practice Final Exam and Essay Issue-Spotter Questions contain an additional 54 questions.
The fourth edition features an expanded treatment of Restatement (Third) of Torts, including the work in progress at the American Law Institute on Intentional Torts to Persons. Also new to this edition, the "Zoom Out" lists show readers what separate torts topics have in common and how they differ from one another. Multiple-choice questions marked Zoom Out teach these compare-and-contrast strategies using scenarios germane to the twenty-first century. Scenarios include opioid addiction, 3-D printing, pharmaceutical innovation, social media, reality TV, same-sex (and opposite-sex) couples, ungendered (and gender-specific) names for characters, and an online lodging platform that resembles Airbnb.
The fourth edition of Questions & Answers: Torts gives students a chance to put small amounts of time to good use. The first-year law schedule is demanding—when a few minutes free up, tackling a couple of questions at a sitting provides instant instruction and feedback.
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