601:765 Litigation, Insurance, Torts (2, WI)
Selected topics in the litigation process, insurance law and practice, and tort law and the civil justice system. A particular emphasis will be on empirical research and theoretical approaches to litigation, with special reference to tort and insurance issues. Topics will vary from year to year but may include settlement; characteristics of and influences on plaintiff and defendant personal injury practice; the role of insurance and insurance companies in the tort system and litigation process; and the landscape of disputes and dispute processing.
The course is directed at students with a strong interest in civil litigation, particularly in the areas listed. Relevant experience or interest, such as participation in an intensive litigation course or work experience, is helpful.