In a well-written paper, relate your professional or personal experience in the business world to the readings for the week.
- Identify and clearly define the relevant law, either defining a legal doctrine, provisions of a law, or elements of a specific cause of action.
- Apply facts from your situation to the applicable law, doctrine or cause of action studied.
- Does the result in this suggest a need for tort reform? Why or why not? In answering this question, make an argument for or against tort reform.
- Clearly summarize lessons learned from the week as they apply to your fact pattern and make links to the readings and/or module.
- Include new thoughts or ideas based on the module information. This is your reflection/insight that logically would flow from each information point presented.
- Make sure your experience actually relates to the material for the week.
Sometimes students have difficulty identifying a personal or professional torts case. You may also research a torts case to discuss if you do not have a personal or professional experience to discuss. Be sure to complete all bulleted points above.
In the area of torts we see many causes of action that are comprised of â€œelements.â€ Define each element and apply facts from your situation to the law or elements. For instance, if you write about a situation involving negligence, you would define negligence stating, â€œNegligence occurs where a personâ€™s conduct falls below the standard of care, resulting in a breach of duty which is the direct and proximate cause of injury to another person or thing. The elements of negligence are 1) duty; 2) breach; 3) causation; and 4) damages.â€