524
LAW

Advanced Torts and Insurance Law

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.

Typical Course Credit

3

Credit Limit

4

Repeat Limit

Not Repeatable

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Assigned Sections

No

Bar Course

Partial

Clinical Requirement

No

Category

Litigation

Prerequisites/Recommended

(Required)

Tentative Course Rotation

Full Time
Every Other Year
Spring
Part Time
Every Three Years
Spring

Effective Since

Fall
1980

Offering

Regular

Schedule Type

Lecture/Discussion (LED)

Major Restrictions

Law