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ERIC Number: EJ916831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Teaching Torts with Sports
Epstein, Adam
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v28 n1 p117-142 Win-Spr 2011
One of the most enjoyable and interesting subjects for students taking a business law or legal environment course is the study of torts. Whether a course only allows this discussion for a week or longer, seasoned professors realize that they can capture the attention of students by covering torts topics such as slip-and-fall litigation, defective products that cause injuries, and fisticuffs among neighbors. The purpose of this article is to offer a roadmap for engaging students through sports-related tort issues and litigation. This article encourages the use of sports torts because they are of particular interest to many students and also because they facilitate an active learning environment. The article discusses tort issues that can be examined using sports cases and cites numerous examples. (Contains 122 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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