Summer 2015 Initial Class Assignment for:
Instructor: Prof. Field
First class date: May 26, 2015
Posting date: Apr 16, 2015 @ 20:41:59
Welcome to Torts II. The book we will be using is: Russell L. Weaver,
et al., Torts: Cases, Problems, and Exercises (4th ed., LexisNexis
2013). The page numbers below refer to this book. This casebook is the
one and only required book for the course. During our first class
session, I will recommend optional supplements that you may wish to
For the first week, please carefully read, study, and be prepared to
discuss the following:
Tuesday, 5/26: pp. 567-591.
Wednesday, 5/27: p. 591 (“3. Frolics and Detours”) and pp. 600-616.
Also, please read the edited version of Pyne v. Witmer, 543 N.E.2d
1304 (Ill. 1989), that is available for download on Stanley. To access
this file on Stanley, click on the “My Courses” tab; make sure the
Summer 2015 semester is selected; choose “Torts II”; then click on
“Files” on the left part of the screen. [NOTE: When I posted this
assignment, Stanley was not yet set up for the Summer 2015 semester.
As soon as it is, I will upload the Pyne v. Witmer case, so if it
isn’t there now, please check back. It should be available within
plenty of time of the start of the semester.]
Note: There is no class on Monday, 5/25, because of the Memorial Day