This casebook benefited from the efforts and helpful counsel of a dozen anonymous peer reviewers as well as the particularly generous guidance of Bernard Bell, Laura Heymann and Jennifer Wriggins. Professor Bell deserves special mention as the teacher who first introduced me to tort law and inspired in me a deep and enduring love of the field starting from when he called on me in my very first law school class. At CALI, Deb Quentel and Sara Smith have been a joy and a source of encouragement, supporting my vision for the casebook and exhibiting unearthly patience, competence and compassion throughout. Carly Zipper provided excellent research assistance in developing questions and working with students the first year the materials were in use. Mary Whisner and the Gallagher Law Library provided additional support and encouragement along with years of quirky torts stories that expanded my understanding and appreciation of the field. Dan Grove, Layth Stauffer and Clay Stauffer put up with several years of near-constant conversations at the dinner table about accidents, lawsuits and remedies with unfailing good humor; they even contributed hypotheticals and news stories as we embarked on what often felt like a household-wide journey into the depths of how tort law could be understood from a 21st-century perspective. Finally, I am indebted to my students from whom I have learned, and continued to learn, about how to teach tort law to this incredibly promising and bright new generation of law students. They both demand and deliver a great deal and this book seeks to rise to the urgency and idealism of their vision of what the law can be and do. May we continue to learn and transform the profession together.

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