Advanced Torts

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(2480.03)  Course
Professor K. Sutherland
3 credit(s)  3 hour(s);
Lectures, question & answer sessions, large and small group discussion. The lectures will primarily be pre-recorded audio lectures, but in line with York's directive that classes take place predominantly in person, this asynchronous component will comprise only about one-third of our allotted time, with weekly Q & A sessions and discussion occurring in person.
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement

This course will focus on injuries to relational interests, including negligent and/or intentional interference with family relationships, economic relationships, and community relationships. Topics covered will include the torts of intimidation, conspiracy, inducing breach of contract, defamation and invasion of privacy, and liability for economic loss from negligence. Each area of tort law doctrine will be considered in context. This will involve exploration of various jurisprudential perspectives on tort law including law and economics, critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, and critical race theory.