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This lesson identifies the law of the intentional tort of assault, and challenges the student to apply unusual fact situations to that law. The exercise explores the tort of assault as it has developed to cover modern settings.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Review the elements of the tort of assault, including intent and causing plaintiff apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive body touching.
2. Apply the law of assault to unusual fact situations.


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