Torts and Insurance Law

The practice of tort law is largely litigation oriented, and so a student who is interested in developing an expertise in tort law should also enroll in courses covering the important aspects of civil litigation. The subject area of tort law includes insurance law because the defense of a tort case is often provided by the defendant’s liability insurer. The presence of an insurer in tort litigation introduces a variety of substantive and strategic considerations that are covered by the basic course on insurance law. Students interested in medical malpractice would benefit from extensive study of the health care system. The Advanced Torts class covers business torts, although students interested in that area would also benefit from taking related courses such as Corporations, Securities Regulation, Business Crime, and Antitrust.