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Torts: The Common Law Process

Guide Outline

Cases: look here for reporters that specialize in tort law.

Legal Commentary: look here for treatises, hornbooks, nutshells, restatements and general information and history on tort law. 

Study Aids: look here for outlines, summaries and computer assisted legal instruction (CALI).

Practice Tools: look here for  jury instruction guides, the Minnesota cause of action manual, CLE materials and other practice aids.

Mitchell Hamline Faculty Publications: look here for journal articles related to torts written by the Mitchell Hamline School of Law faculty.

Introduction to Torts Research

This is a guide for learning and researching the law of torts. It includes electronic and print resources.

Electronic resources include those available on Westlaw, LexisNexis, free and subscription databases, web pages and computer assisted instruction. Print resources include books, journals and other materials available from the Warren E. Burger Library.

If you would like further assistance contact me or one of the other reference librarians.

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Suggested keyword search terms: Torts, Products Liability, Personal Injury


Suggested subject search terms: Torts--United States, Torts--United States--Trial Practice, Torts--United States--Cases, Toxic Torts, Personal Injuries

Database Access Information

Some resources in this guide are Mitchell Hamline School of Law licensed databases. These are available to students, faculty, and staff either with a network login or individual password. Many of them are also available to the public from the computers in the library, as well as through computers signed into the school's wireless network.

Bloomberg Law, Westlaw Edge, and Lexis Advance are subscription services that require users to have individual accounts for access.