Tort law remains the most exciting and challenging area of private law to teach and practice. Tort law reflects, sometimes elegantly, often crudely, the evolving standards of civil conduct. New York courts last year were, as usual, confronted with litigants seeking to broaden the scope of duty and expand the range of damages. Most decisions conservatively preserved the legal status quo, some ventured forth intellectually. Most of the decisions were sound, but a few cases were wrongly decided.
Ralph Michael Stein, Torts, 35 Syracuse L. Rev. 651 (1984), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/271/.