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Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, Fifth Edition

John C.P. Goldberg, Leslie Kendrick, Anthony J. Sebok, Benjamin C. Zipursky


  • ISBN: 9781543806809

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    Buy a new version of this textbook and receive access to the Connected eBook with Study Center on CasebookConnect, including: lifetime access to the online ebook with highlight, annotation, and search capabilities; practice questions from your favorite study aids; an outline tool and other helpful resources. Connected eBooks provide what you need most to be successful in your law school classes. Learn more about Connected eBooks.

    Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress presents tort law as a complex but coherent subject. The authors have arranged the materials to be both highly sophisticated and extremely user friendly.  This book has been adopted at schools across the country and always receives high praise from faculty and students for its relevant, contemporary cases, extensive and informative notes, and its 500+ page, cradle-to-grave Teacher’s Manual. The Fifth Edition of Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress has been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law, including discussions of new developments in civil rights law (pertaining especially to excessive force claims against police), as well as public nuisance, toxic torts, and new draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. The book also contains “Check Your Understanding,” “Big Think,” and “Did You Know?” text boxes designed to enable students to engage in self-assessment, along with a user-friendly page layout. A comprehensive set of high-quality PowerPoint slides covering all principal cases is also available to adopters.

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    Publication Date: 2/01/2021
    Copyright Year: 2021
    Pages: 1,328
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543806809
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543835762

    Join Professors John Goldberg, Leslie Kendrick, Anthony Sebok, and Benjamin Zipursky for a discussion of important recent developments in tort law including: constitutional torts and immunity doctrines; duties of schools to protect students from harm; liability for public nuisance; and litigation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Author Information

    John C.P. Goldberg

    John Goldberg, an expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy, joined the Law School faculty in 2008. From 1995 until then, he was a faculty member of Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as Associate Dean for Research (2006-08). He is co-author of a leading casebook — Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress (4th ed. 2016), as well as The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts (2010). He has also published dozens of articles and essays in scholarly journals. Goldberg has taught a broad array of first-year and upper-level courses, and has received multiple teaching prizes. An Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Fourth Restatement of Property, Goldberg also serves as an advisor to the Third Restatement of Torts. In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Tort Law and Legal Theory, and in 2009 was Chair of the Torts and Compensation Systems Section of the Association of American Law Schools. After receiving his J.D. in 1991 from New York University School of Law, Goldberg clerked for Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York and for Supreme Court Justice Byron White. He earned his B.A. with high honors from the College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University. He also holds an M. Phil. in Politics from Oxford University and an M.A. in Politics from Princeton University. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, he briefly practiced law in Boston.

    Anthony J. Sebok

    Professor Sebok is an expert on legal ethics, litigation finance, tort law, and insurance law. Before coming to Cardozo in 2007, he was the Centennial Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Research at Brooklyn Law School where he taught for 15 years. He was a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2005-06, and in 1999, he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Edward N. Cahn of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Sebok’s casebook, Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, which he coauthored with John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky, is used at several leading law schools. He is the author of Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence, articles and essays on jurisprudence, and is the coeditor of The Philosophy of Law: A Collection of Essays. Sebok has served as an expert witness concerning issues of litigation finance and is the Ethics Consultant to Burford Capital. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is an MPRE Subject Matter Expert for the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

    Benjamin C. Zipursky

    Benjamin C. Zipursky is Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he holds the James H. Quinn ’49 Chair in Legal Ethics and has twice served as Associate Dean (2001-03; 2010-13). He has taught as a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, and Vanderbilt Law School. Professor Zipursky is a leading scholar in torts, jurisprudence, and legal ethics, and has published more than sixty articles and chapters on subjects ranging from punitive damages and conflicts of interest in mass tort litigation to the varieties of pragmatism within legal philosophy. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and is the co-author of a leading casebook, TORTS: RESPONSIBILITY AND REDRESS (3d ed. 2012) (with J. Goldberg & A. Sebok) and THE OXFORD INTRODUCTIONS TO LAW: TORTS (2010) (with J. Goldberg).

    Leslie Kendrick

    Leslie Kendrick is vice dean of the Law School and director of the Center for the First Amendment at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is co-author of Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, with John C. P. Goldberg, Anthony J. Sebok and Benjamin C. Zipursky. She is past chair of the AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems, a member of the American Law Institute, and an adviser to the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Defamation and Privacy. In 2017, she received the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award. Kendrick received her B.A. in classics and English as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master’s and doctorate in English literature as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. After attending the University of Virginia School of Law as a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar, she clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Justice David Hackett Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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