‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Consent’

“Most law students begin realize that consent is a powerful legal and moral concept early in the first year of law school. A physical blow to the person is a battery – unless the blow was landed in a boxing match, in which case consent turns the battery into something that is legally permissible and not actionable, even if it results in serious harm. Intercourse without consent is the very serious crime of rape; intercourse with consent is quite something else. The basic legal structure is easy to grasp …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 19 January]

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