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Torts Basics

Introductory resources, study aids and research starting points for students taking civil procedure.

Torts Overview

Torts: Summaries and Explanations

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Get started with these materials aimed at law school students. These books and study materials explain and summarize the basics of Torts.

Torts in Depth

Go deeper with these leading works on torts or search the HOLLIS catalog for more sources.

Online Restatements

Study Tools

Study Tools

Audio CaseFiles

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Download recordings of cases commonly read in first and second year courses.  Part of LexisNexis Courtroom Cast. 

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Test your knowledge!

CALI provides access to an extensive collection of interactive, computer-based lessons designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Use the lessons to supplement your studies and to review specific concepts.

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Search these databases to find articles on tort law topics.

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Just for Fun

Just for fun...

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The Tortland section of the Lawhaha website collects interesting tort cases, warning labels, and photos of potential torts. Raise risk awareness. Play "Spot the Tort."

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