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2/20 cancellation

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:37am -- szb5706

Predicted snowfall has caused Penn State to cancel all University Park activities, including classes and exams, from 5 a.m. Feb. 20 until 5 a.m. Feb. 21. Only employees identified as performing essential services should report. Visit for more info.

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Advanced Torts

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Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

This course focuses on torts not involving physical injury, such as misrepresentation, defamation, invasion of privacy, interference with business relations, and misuse of legal procedure. These subjects are not ordinarily covered in the four-hour Torts course required in the first year, but have become burgeoning areas of potential liability due to the emergence of electronic communications. An effort will be made to integrate substantive doctrine and practice implications with legal, economic, political and social theory.

John E. Lopatka,