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Subject Area: Torts

Duncan and Turner's Torts: A Contemporary Approach, 2d

By: Meredith Duncan, Ronald Turner
ISBN: 9780314280237

This casebook is organized to facilitate the study of tort law in the first year of law school. The text begins with an overview of the subject, pointing out distinctions between tort law and other types of law. It then covers intentional torts, negligence actions, and strict liability. The materials then build on these foundational principles by exploring more advanced tort subjects such as nuisance law, products liability actions, and defamation law.
This versatile textbook includes classic cases as well as contemporary cases relevant to today's students. It also contains discussion questions and hypotheticals throughout. The text is available in both hardbound and electronic format. This casebook features Internet links as well as a teacher's manual, complete with slides ready for classroom use. In addition to the thought-provoking discussion questions throughout the text, the teacher's manual has additional discussion suggestions that will be useful for all levels of teaching, ranging from the newest professor to those who have taught torts for years.

Sample Materials and Supplements:
Sample Chapter 5

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More About The Authors
Meredith Duncan

Professor Duncan joined the University of Houston Law Center faculty in 1998. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993. Upon graduation from the Law Center, she clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. She was an associate at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. prior to returning to clerk permanently for Judge Jones.

Professor Duncan's areas of expertise include legal ethics, criminal law, and torts.
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Ronald Turner

Professor Turner graduated magna cum laude from Wilberforce University and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Turner joined the University of Houston Law Center faculty in 1998. Before joining the Law Center, he served as a labor-management relations examiner with the National Labor Relations Board, practiced law in Chicago, and taught at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Professor Turner's primary areas of expertise are in the areas of labor, employment, and constitutional law. He teaches employment discrimination, labor law, torts, constitutional law, and a course on HIV/AIDS and the law.

A former research associate at the Industrial Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Professor Turner also serves as a contributing editor for the AIDS & Public Policy Journal. His numerous publications include books and articles on labor and employment law issues, AIDS, and hate speech.

Professor Turner was also a Visiting Professor of Law at the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and was a Visiting Professor of History at Rice University.
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