Torts, taught in the Fall semester, is required for first year law students. It covers the principles and practices governing recovery of damages in civil court for injuries to person or property.
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.
DISCLAIMER: Please remember that supplemental materials are meant to enhance, not replace, the assigned classroom material. If you have a question whether a particular supplement may be useful as a classroom or exam prep aid then ask your professor for guidance. And, as always, you can ask a librarian for assistance. More information regarding Mizzou Law Library online study aid subscriptions can be found here.
Hard copies of many of the study aids listed below are located in the Reference Room on the first floor of the library. Please note that the study aids online are generally more up to date than the hard copies.
Westlaw resources are password protected and only available to Mizzou Law students and faculty.
The Restatement of the Law on Torts both describes the common law and sometimes takes a different approach than existing law.
The Missouri Practice Series gives an overview of the law in Missouri. The relevant Missouri Practice Series is called the Personal Injury and Tort Handbook.