Introduction to the law of torts, which covers a miscellaneous group of civil wrongs against persons and their interests in property, other than breach of contract, for which a court of law affords a remedy in the form of an action for money damages. Included are wrongs committed intentionally, and injuries resulting from negligence. Subjects covered are the law of assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass to land and personal property, intentional and negligent infliction of mental distress, and negligent injuries to person and property.
Evaluation will be by a scheduled final exam.
Note: Professor Powers will also include several shorter quizzes throughout the semester.