‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Intention’

“‘Intention’ is an important concept for legal theory. On the one hand, ‘intention’ figures prominently in theories of criminal law and tort law. On the other hand, constitutional theory is interested in the idea of ‘the original intentions of the framers’ and statutory interpretation sometimes looks to the ‘intentions of the legislature’ or ‘congressional intent’. This post provides a very rough and ready introduction to the idea of ‘intent’ and related notions of ‘intentionality’ for law students (especially first year law students) with an interest in legal theory …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 11 July]

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