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Duncan, Turner, and Bahadur's Torts: A Contemporary Approach, 3d

By: Meredith J. Duncan, Ronald Turner, Rory D. Bahadur
ISBN: 9781640200708

This casebook is organized to facilitate the study of law in the first year of law school with a focus on the study of tort law in particular. The text begins with an overview of tort law, pointing out distinctions between tort law and other types of law. It then covers intentional torts, negligence actions, and strict liability, covering all topics in detail. The materials presented build on foundational principles by exploring more advanced tort subjects such as nuisance, products liability, and defamation and privacy law. This versatile textbook includes classic cases as well as contemporary cases relevant to today's students. In addition to having discussion questions and hypotheticals throughout, the text also includes graphics illustrating many of the principles covered throughout the text. The text is available in both hardbound and electronic format and features Internet links for the student's use. For faculty adopting the book, there is a comprehensive teacher's manual, complete with PowerPoint slides ready for classroom use. In addition to the thought-provoking discussion questions throughout the text, the teacher's manual contains 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. The third edition contains new and recent cases, as well as illustrative graphics and visual representations. New problems and hypotheticals test student comprehension.

This edition utilizes the CasebookPlus™ platform. Anchored by faculty-authored self-assessments, CasebookPlus allows students to test their understanding of core concepts as they are learning them in class with quizzes keyed to each chapter, subject area review quizzes, and helpful explanations from the Hornbook Series®. Learn more at Faculty-CasebookPlus.com.

Sample Materials and Supplements:
Sample Chapter 5 (2nd Ed.)

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More About The Authors
Meredith J. 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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Rory D. Bahadur

Professor Rory Bahadur joined the Washburn Law faculty in 2007 and is one of only 26 teachers nationwide included in the book, What the Best Law Teachers Do. He currently teaches Torts, Civil Procedure, Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Federal Courts and presents nationally and internationally on teaching methods and techniques. He was voted Professor of the Year at Washburn in 2010 and 2012.

Prior to joining Washburn Law Professor Bahadur practiced admiralty and maritime law in south Florida and taught torts, admiralty and maritime law and was the Director of Academic Support at St. Thomas University School of Law. He also established and implemented an active learning program for all first year doctrinal classes, developed the institution's first "for credit" bar preparation course, and was voted First Year Professor of the Year each year he taught. Professor Bahadur earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Honors) from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service as a marine biologist in Alaska's Aleutian Islands and for the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a shipboard, endangered species consultant before earning his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2003 where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class.
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