Advanced Torts

Advanced Torts

Course Description

Do you want to learn how to sue an attorney for malpractice? Or, do you want to learn how to avoid being sued? Take Advanced Torts in the spring! The text I have chosen for this writing seminar devotes five chapters to this often forgotten, but not insignificant subject area. We will also cover defamation, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation. We will touch on remedies for deceptive practices under consumer protection statutes, the fair debt collection practices act, and attorney deceit statutes. And, finally, we will cover interference with contractual relations, invasion of privacy, and misuse of legal process (such as malicious prosecution, abuse of process, anti-SLAPP statutes, and spoliation of evidence).

Since you took Torts as a 1L, you will come to the class with a strong foundation and will be able to jump right into choosing a topic for your paper. I will then be right with you during the entire writing process helping you to stay on schedule, editing drafts, and however you otherwise may want my help. I will also ping the trial lawyers and the defense bar for topics as I have in the past. You may pick your research topic from this compiled list if you so choose.