Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 288: Listen and Learn -- Assault and Battery (Torts)

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the elements of two intentional torts - namely, assault and battery. We also cover specific scenarios demonstrating when these torts can occur.

In this episode we discuss:

>Unpacking the elements of assault and battery

>Are threatening words enough to be considered an assault?

>Some less obvious situations where harmful or offensive bodily contact can See more +

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the elements of two intentional torts - namely, assault and battery. We also cover specific scenarios demonstrating when these torts can occur.

In this episode we discuss:

>Unpacking the elements of assault and battery

>Are threatening words enough to be considered an assault?

>Some less obvious situations where harmful or offensive bodily contact can occur

>Different scenarios to help you remember the rules

>Going through a fact pattern from the February 2016 California bar exam Torts essay

>How to analyze intentional tort questions

Resources:

>“Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn)

>California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_Questions_R.pdf)

>Examples & Explanations: The Law of Torts, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Torts-Joseph-Glannon-dp-1543807690/dp/1543807690/ref=dp_ob_title_bk)

>First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Torts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-torts/)

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-288-listen-and-learn-assault-and-battery-torts/)

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