Intent One: The Use of Intent in Tort
This is an exercise requiring the student to apply the concept of intent, as defined in Restatement (Second) of Torts. The student is asked (1) to approve or disapprove asserted propositions applying the concept to a fact situation; (2) to identify the errors in erroneous propositions; (3) to indicate how erroneous propositions can be corrected; and (4) to identify, in the role of associate counsel at trial, appropriate grounds of objection to a proposed charge to the jury.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the Restatement of Torts concept of intent.
2. Analyze issues involving intent, including the requisite state of mind, and knowledge of consequences of harmful contact.
3. Discuss why the issues of specificity of person and intent must be simultaneous with the act.