Battery Basics is an introduction and initial exploration of the intentional tort of battery. It is designed primarily for students who want to test their basic knowledge of the tort, or who spent little or no time on intentional torts in class. Battery Basics identifies the elements of battery, requires application to some common fact situations, and responds to common misconceptions about the tort.
On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Define the elements of battery, including intent, harmful contact and damages.
2. Apply the elements of battery to some common fact situations.
3. Analyze common misconceptions about battery.