Torts: the Mixtape

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

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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Nov 16, 2009 at 12:48 AM

I can’t believe this has no comments. Great idea! but my brain is too mushed from all the Contracts reading I’m doing right now to come up with something good. There’s gotta be some torts/crim implications for Bust Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan.

Nov 16, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I like it! Maybe something for Trespass to Chattels vs Conversion? :)


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