Western Libraries

Law 5145 Torts

John & Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library

Welcome to the Torts Essentials Guide

Introduction to the Essentials of Torts

Tort law is based largely on the common law tradition, although there are some statutes that are also relevant. English textbooks and commonwealth journals should also not be overlooked as common-law issues have historically originated from the United Kingdom.  Included in this research guide are references to important resources to start your research such as Halsbury’s Laws of Canada and the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest; relevant online databases for caselaw and legislative research; journal indexes; and catalogue links to  texts on different aspects of tort law held on Reserve in the John and Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library.