Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Terrence E. Hatch
The common-law, as it has evolved from the Eighteenth Century, is that school districts are immune from tort liability because they are a functioning part of the state. At this time, however, there are a great many changes taking place in the laws throughout the country. Some states have completely abrogated the doctrine of tort immunity while others have done so only in part. In Utah the laws have only recently been changed but are not in effect until July l, 1966.
Scholes, Charles F., "The Origin and Evolution of the Governmental Immunity from Tort Liability as Related to Schools with Emphasis on Utah" (1965). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1059.
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