By using the Epstein book, the students learn the basics of torts in a way that is not frustrating, but in which they are still challenged by legal theory and pushed to think. Coupled with the interest and entertainment that are behind the choice of cases, I find the Epstein book to be very appropriate for our students. Of course, no book will fit everyone's needs or styles of teaching. But if you can determine what it is you wish to emphasize, both substantively and doctrinally, you can use this information to assist in selection. If, like me, you want your students to see torts as a whole system of legal thought rather than a seres of entertaining cases or "things gone wrong," then the Epstein book may be for you.
Victor Flatt, When Torts is More than a Series of Accidents: Epstein on Torts, 25 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 105 (2001).