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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

LGS 171 - Tort Law

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Familiarizes students with all aspects of tort law. Topics include intentional torts, negligent torts, defenses, joint tort feasors and strict liability. Lab fee $10.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: LGS 111 , LGS 253  or BPA 253.

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
Upon conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:


  • Identify intentional torts to the person and property.
  • Explain defenses to intentional torts.
  • Recognize negligence, its defenses, and causation issues.
  • Identify duties owed by owners of land to various categories of people.
  • Describe strict liability and product liability issues.