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The course will focus on insurance law and theory and the role of the state and federal courts in shaping insurance law based on perceptions of public policy (e.g., should public policy preclude coverage for punitive damages? For intentional torts? For “criminal” acts that result in unintended consequences?). The course will survey significant categories of insurance, particularly liability and property insurance, as well as life, automobile, reinsurance, and the duties of liability insurers to defend their insureds in lawsuits and to make reasonable settlements of claims against their insureds. Insurance concepts will be examined in the context of recent events, such as the World Trade Center attack.