Research guides

Restatement of Torts

Finding Drafts

Drafts to the Restatements may be available in a number of places, including on HeinOnline, Westlaw, and in print or on microfiche. See below for more details.

Member Databases

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library has the most comprehensive collection of drafts for the Restatements of the Law. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. HeinOnline is also available in the library.

Restatement, Third, Torts: Apportionment of Liability (1994-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Torts > Restatement, Third, Torts: Apportionment of Liability
        • Drafts are located below the Case Citations. Includes Preliminary, Council, and Proposed Final Drafts.

Restatement, Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm (2011-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Torts > Restatement, Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm
        • Drafts are located below the Case Citations. Includes Tentative Drafts. Indexing to Preliminary and Council Drafts is also available.

Restatement, Third, Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm (1998-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Torts > Restatement, Third, Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm
        • Drafts are located below the Case Citations. Includes Preliminary, Council, Discussion, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts.

Restatement, Third, Torts: Products Liability (1992-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Torts > Restatement, Third, Torts: Products Liability
        • Drafts are located below the Appendix volume. Includes Preliminary, Council, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts.

Restatement, Second, Torts (1956-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Torts > Restatement, Second, Torts
        • Drafts are located below the Appendix volumes. Includes Council, Preliminary, Tentative, and Proposed Official Drafts.

Restatement of the Law, Torts (1923-present)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Torts > Restatement of the Law, Torts
        • Drafts are located below the Case Citations. Includes Preliminary, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts.

Westlaw

Westlaw, available on the library's Westlaw computers, also includes select drafts for the Restatements of the Law.

        • Once in Westlaw, from the the All Content tab, select Secondary Sources > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Restatement of the Law - Torts > Restatement of the Law - Torts Archive, under "Tools & Resources" (on the right)
        • Archive includes the superseded Drafts of Restatement (Third) of Apportionment of Liability, Restatement (Third) of Liability for Economic Harm, Restatement (Third) of Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, and Restatement (Third) of Products Liability.

Print

Jenkins has select drafts in print and on microfiche in the library. Search the Jenkins' catalog for Restatement* Draft* Tort* for a full list of available drafts.