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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Prosser on Torts" in Pop Culture

 And now for something completely different.  The end of classes finds me in a somewhat mellow mood, focusing on the lighter side of torts.  In that vein, I'm curious about the number of references to Prosser on Torts in pop culture. 

For instance:

  •  In the 1991 movie "Doc Hollywood," Michael J. Fox's character encounters Julie Warner's character in a diner in fictional Grady, South Carolina.  She is interested in eventually going to law school, and she's reading the famous tome. 
  • In Lisa Scottoline's 2006 novel, Dirty Blonde, on page 335, the main character is unpacking books in her judicial chambers.  One of the books is, again, the famous tome.  The heroine clearly had good taste in law classes:  "Cate unpacked another book, Prosser on Torts.  She had loved that class."  (Thanks to my colleague Kathy Jones for the tip.)
  • During the 2008 campaign, Prosser on Torts made an appearance on the website Things Younger than John McCain here

Am I missing any?


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