Torts: the Mixtape

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Nov 14, 2009 in The 1L Life

Rap and hip-hop make up the majority of my iTunes library, and after a track helped us learn part of the UCC I started wondering if I could put together mixtapes to teach folks legal concepts.

And I’ve already got a couple candidates in Torts ;)

First topic: negligence cases involving the violation of a statute. You’ve got 3 standards for treating a violation — negligence per se on one end, mere evidence of negligence on the other, and a rebuttable presumption of negligence in the middle. That is, a defendant is presumed negligent unless they plead…

Second topic: negligence and the social host rule. Normally a host is liable for serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated guest.  But apparently North Carolina is a minority jurisdiction on this and doesn’t actually apply it. So…

Any other suggestions? :D

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