For the best law school study aids on Torts, I recommend the Torts Examples and Explanations and the Siegels study aids. There is a list of outlines below that you can go over but you really need to develop your own outline. Use these only as a guide and to be sure you have not missed anything. The torts essay is where you need to pick out and discuss the issues. Your torts professor has a grading sheet and has assigned a value to each issue. The key is to recognize and then discuss each issue in the short amount of time allotted. The best way is to go over old tort exams and do a timed practice.
Torts is an introduction to the basic principles of liability for harm caused to the person or property of others. The basic topics covered include the general elements of the plaintiffs prima facie case (legal injury, tortious conduct, actual causation and proximate causation), the various types of tortious conduct (intentional negligence, etc.), the relevant privileges and defenses that can be raised by the defendant (e.g. defense of self or others, contributory negligence, and consent or assumption of risk), and the underlying principles or policies justifying and limiting liability. Additional topics may be covered, such as various types of traditional strict liability (e.g. liability for nuisances and ultra hazardous activities), an introduction to modern products liability, vicarious liability, immunities, types of damages and other remedies, and allocation of liability among multiple responsible parties.
Disclaimer: Outlines, case briefs and law school exams are from a variety of sources and have not been verified. Use at your peril.
Past Exams Gonzaga Law School with Model Answers This Site is Highly Recommended.
ASK A LAWYER YOUR TORTS OR OTHER LEGAL QUESTION. A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED - NOT A FREE SITE.
One of the most common arguments between family members is who has the right to make the decedent's funeral arrangements. If your client wants his executor (personal representative) to be responsible, then consider adding the following language into their will.
My executor shall have the power to employ and make the necessary arrangements for the proper disposition of my final remains in accordance with any written statement by me or, if none, at my Executor’s sole discretion except that it is my desire that I be cremated.