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1L Guide on Tort Law

Introduction to Tort Law

Welcome to Tort Law!

In this class you will be introduced to issues involved in determining whether the law will require a person to compensate for harm intentionally or unintentionally caused in situations as diverse as automobile collisions, medical treatment, and consumption of defective food products. Also includes the social, economic, and use or political implications of various resolutions.  (One semester course)

This research guide is a supplement to, not a substitution for, any materials which your Tort Law professor requires or recommends.  This guide identifies various materials available to you, specifically:

  • Study aids and Reserve materials:
  • CALI, Lexis, and Westlaw study materials; and
  • Location of major sources.

Finally, please see the 1L Guide for Orientation for general information about the Law Library, including maps, how to print, etc.  If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Law Library Research Services offices (235 - 239), email the librarians at, or call them at (408) 554-4452.