This course offers an exposure to a variety of tort law topics, other than product liability, that extends the coverage typically offered in the first-year course in torts. Because many students will not have studied any tort law since their first semester in school, the course begins with a brief review of basic tort law doctrine. nuisance law will be considered next, followed by a detailed study of the law of defamation, including an examination of both its basic doctrinal characteristics and the federal constitutional features that have devel- oped since 1964. In addition, the rules and practices relating to the award of damages in personal injury cases will be discussed. Where appropriate, the class will look at the way in which various tort law doctrines are tested on both the multistate and the essay portion of the bar. As such, the course may be valuable for the third or fourth year student who wishes to be fully prepared for the tort law portion of the bar examination.