Law School Description
The first half of this course engages students in an advanced examination of tort law and policy. The second half of the course provides an introduction to insurance law and policy. Tort law subjects typically include statutes of limitation, business torts, medical malpractice, products liability, apportionment and contribution, and defamation, among others. Insurance law introduces students to basic principles of insurance including insurable interest, moral hazard, indemnity, and adverse selection. Substantive topics concern common litigation issues such as insurer duties to insureds and others in first and third party insurance; insurer bad faith claims; and the professional responsibilities of attorneys in the lawyer, insured, insurer triad. This course is of considerable importance to students interested in civil litigation and personal injury law.
UH Mānoa Catalog Description
Advanced study of several areas of tort law and an introduction to insurance law and policy. This course is of considerable importance to students interested in civil litigation and personal injury law. Recent important developments in Hawai'i tort and insurance law will be included.