4 credit hours

Students are required to take this class during the fall semester of their first year.

Covers the bases of civil liability for physical and nonphysical personal injury (and, to a lesser extent, for damage to property); theory, historical development, and application of liability based on intent, negligence, or without fault; defenses, privileges, and immunities to tort liability; parties to the action; the elements of damage to persons and property; special problems concerning owners and occupiers of land, products liability, ownership of animals, and abnormally dangerous activities; and statutory modifications, including wrongful death and survival actions and Federal Tort Claims Act actions.

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