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A guide designed for first year law students on the MU Law Library's resources regarding the law of Torts.

Subject Explanation

Torts, taught in the Fall semester, is required for first year law students.  It covers the principles and practices governing recovery of damages for injuries to person or property. The class touches on the topics of defamation, invasion of privacy, dignitary wrongs, products liability, fraud liability insurance, immunities and a survey of various "no fault" proposals.

From Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009)

tort (tort). 1. A civil wrong, other than breach of contract, for which a remedy may be obtained, usu. in the form of damages; a breach of a duty that the law imposes on persons who stand in a particular relation to one another.  2. (pl.) The branch of law dealing with such wrongs.

Professor Recommended Resources

All books are available in the MU Law Library.

Westlaw Resources

Westlaw resources are password protected and only available to Mizzou Law students and faculty. Select materials available on Westlaw:

MU Law Library Audio/DVD Resources

MU Law Library Tutorials

MU Law Library Exam Bank

Torts Prof Blog