LEGAL 235: Tort Law

Class Program
Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Spring

Learn key concepts and practical principles of tort law. Apply tort concepts in current cases. Distinguish how to carefully consider variables in a case and potential resolutions. Realistic situations are designed to improve legal understanding and skills. Identify the principles of tort law needed for a successful career as a paralegal.  This class may include students from multiple sections. 

  1. Introduce the key concepts and practical principles of tort law.
  2. Identify the types of liability.
  3. Identify the elements of intentional torts.
  4. Identify the criteria used to assess the reasonableness of a person's conduct.
  5. Recognize the components of negligence damages.
  6. Identify the elements of negligence defenses.
  7. Understand what constitutes negligence.
  8. Distinguish among intentional, negligent, and innocent misrepresentation.
  9. Identify possible areas of liability.