With a focus strongly on invasion of dignitary interests and/or rights, the book stresses the dynamic nature of tort law and its capacity to respond to social change in a variety of ways, and invites students to consider the mechanisms by which this may happen, including interaction with legislation and international conventions. "Tomorrow's Torts" aims to: give students an opportunity to explore topics which are not covered in basic Torts courses, such as defamation; take an in depth look at important areas like negligence in specific contexts, such as medical malpractice; examine emerging torts or novel applications for existing torts, such as in the areas of privacy, sexual injury including harassment and stalking; and, explore toxic torts including tobacco litigation and various pharmaceutical/therapeutic products which have been the subject of mass tort claims or class actions. Students are encouraged to adopt a creative, comparative and critical perspective, and to think about how the law of torts might look in the future, as well as to master the current law. "Tomorrow's Torts" is a collection of commentary and materials suitable for use in upper level undergraduate or postgraduate Law courses, drawn from Canada, the UK, New Zealand, USA, Australia and other jurisdictions.
|Place of Publication||Sydney, N.S.W. ; London|
|Number of pages||750|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|