Georgia Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 4 (Summer 2005), pp. 1197-1399


This Article contains a "verse," "rhyme," or "poem" for each of the truly foundational cases ordinarily studied in first year Torts. The arrangement assumes a typical Torts casebook's order of presentation, but is fairly flexible. Each entry initially sketches the selected case's significance to the body of Tort law and then follows with the verse. The "rhymes" themselves are admittedly (indeed, intentionally) contrived and pedantic, seeking to elicit groans--but hopefully groans of recognition and familiarity. Ideally, the student will most "enjoy" a verse while reading and studying the case itself; indeed, some verse references make little sense otherwise.