Tort Law (2nd Edition)

Horsey, Kirsty and Rackley, Erika (2011) Tort Law (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press, 680 pp. ISBN 9780199600779. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Problem questions are included at the start of relevant chapters, as well as annotated 'pointers' at the end of the book, and outline answers online. This grounds the theory in practical examples right from the start and gives students valuable guidance and practice in answering worked-through problem questions. The questions are based on student-friendly examples and situations from popular culture which immediately engage a student's attention and prepare them for the chapter which follows Innovative pedagogical features such as 'counterpoint' and 'pause for reflection' boxes highlight contentious areas of the law and encourage students to think more deeply. The body text gives a clear exposition of the law and 'case boxes' are highlighted in each chapter, ensuring students have a solid black-letter basis upon which to develop a critical appreciation of tort law. Diagrams and tables are used where appropriate to crystallize and clarify key points. End-of-chapter questions and selected further reading assist independent learning and provide areas for discussion in seminars or tutorials. Tort Law provides a different approach to the study of tort. Written with students firmly in mind, it presents an engaging and accessible yet thought-provoking and critical account. Its analytical approach locates the law in its political and socio-legal context, exploring both practical and theoretical problems. The book's innovative use of pedagogical features (including 'pause for reflection' boxes and 'counterpoint' boxes) encourages students to engage with debates about the way tort law currently is and how it could be. Case boxes reflect the case-driven nature of tort, ensuring students are clear about the black-letter law. Chapter-opening problem questions are used to place the law in its practical context and to illustrate how to apply the theory. Annotated versions of the problem questions are placed at the back of the book to give students pointers on how to answer them, and outline answers are housed on the book's accompanying Online Resource Centre. Tort Law also provides diagrams and tables where relevant, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter questions, and annotated lists of further reading. The authors' conversational and lively writing style engages students in the study of this essential subject. The book will benefit anyone seeking a fresh and stimulating account of tort law and is essential reading for students studying tort at degree level or for the CPE/GDL.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 09:57 UTC
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