Spot the Tort: Law Students Spot Torts, Law School Fixes Them

spot the tort dangerous drop-offIn 2010, the University of Memphis law school changed locations, moving from the main university campus to the magnificent, beautifully restored ($42 million worth) U.S. Customs House downtown on the Mississippi River.

The building is incredible, but as with any new gigantic construction project, quite a few punch-list items remained. Immediately, students started spotting and reporting dangerous premises conditions, which were forwarded to the administration.

This particular condition comprised significant drop-offs without barriers on both sides of the main entry doors.

spot the tort fixed drop-offThe administration must have agreed it was dangerous because the concrete planters were in place within two days.

Good fix! The drop-offs were not easily visible even in daylight as you can see in the second picture.

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Andrew Jay McClurg is a law professor whose teaching and research interests include tort law, products liability, legal education, privacy law and firearms policy. He holds the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
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