PLEG 220 Torts & Remedies

Introduction to me and the course

My name is Stephanie Huffnagle and I will be your instructor this term. I have experience working in the civil litigation field as an attorney. I also have experience working as a law librarian and a paralegal instructor. I love to travel (that's me in St. Thomas in the picture to the right!) and watch reality TV. I look forward to meeting you all and working with you through the course.

Torts is the area of civil law that governs private injuries and harms. In this class, we will study negligence, intentional torts, and strict liability. We will look at the elements of each type of tort, as well as remedies. Building on PLEG120, we will use civil procedure rules in at the context of tort litigation.

First thing's first...

To get started, please read over the syllabus and the tracking calendar "Introductory Documents" tab on the left-hand side. The supplemental syllabus contains things like grading criteria, supplemental readings (which are required!), and basic class info.

Make sure to check the Announcements page throughout each week as I post information about assignments and supplementary material of general interest to the paralegal field.

My contact info...

The best way to reach me is via email (sahuffnagle@bryantstratton.edu). I will respond to emails within a 24-36 hour period.

You can also post to the "Ask Your Instructor" discussion forum if you think other students would benefit from your question, comment, and/or concern, as well as my response. Please do not use this discussion forum to post questions of a private or individual nature (e.g. grades) as the entire class has access to the posts.

I maintain virtual office hours through G-chat (InstructorHuffnagle@gmail.com) every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern. You do need a Google account to access this chat. You can learn how to set up a Google account here.