Course Abstract Details

LGST-108, Torts and Personal Injury Law

Credits: 3

Course Description

LGST-108, Torts and Personal Injury Law, covers the fundamental legal principles of the law of civil wrongs and their appropriate remedies. Students will study the major areas of tort law, including intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability, and will learn about affirmative defenses and limitation of duties, including assumption of risk, contributory negligence, comparative negligence, immunity, and limited liability of property owners. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:  Upon successful completion of Torts and Personal Injury Law, students will: 

1. Demonstrate understanding of how torts and crimes differ. PG1, GE4 

2. Demonstrate understanding of the purpose of tort law. PG1, PG3, GE1 

3. Demonstrate understanding of the elements of intentional torts, torts of negligence, and strict liability. PG1, PG4, GE1 

4. Demonstrate understanding of the basic elements of civil litigation. PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4, GE1 

5. Demonstrate understanding of the elements of product liability. PG1, PG4, GE1 

6. Demonstrate understanding of the doctrine of vicarious liability. PG1, PG3, GE1 

7. Demonstrate understanding of and apply the policy of joint and several liability. PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4, GE2 

8. Demonstrate understanding of the role of insurance in tort liability. PG1, PG3, GE1, GE7

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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