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Torts: Study Aids and Other Materials

Torts resources for 1Ls, bar examinees, and other patrons

Useful Definitions

General Intent: The intent to perform an act even though the actor does not desire the consequences that result.

Intentional Torts: A tort committed by someone acting with general or specific intent.

Negligent Torts: A tort committed by failure to observe the standard of care required by law under the circumstances.

Specific Intent: The intent to accomplish the precise criminal act that one is later charged with.

Strict Liability: Liability that does not depend on proof of negligence or intent to do harm but that is based instead on a duty to compensate the harms proximately caused by the activity or behavior subject to the liability rule. 

All definitions come from Black’s Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019).

Electronic Resource Guides

Electronic Resource Guides

Study Aids

Other Books of Interest


Electronic Resources

CALI - The center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides access to online lessons over a range of law school topics. This link will bring you to the list of available topics on CALI. You do need to register to access the lessons and the library will have access codes for CALI at the circulation desk.

Westlaw Study guides - This will bring you to a selection of study aids provided by the law school's Westlaw subscription. The aids can only be accessed through your Westlaw account. There is a good selection of study aids over the common courses found in Law School.