William Wray is a 3L at Roger Williams Law. He attended Georgetown University and Brown University for undergraduate, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Middle East Studies. Throughout high school and college he was involved in Mock Trial, which kindled his interest in litigation. At Brown he...
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Posted by William Wray
10/05/2010 at 06:32 PM
Today in torts class we discussed the conditions under which the law states that an individual has an affirmative duty to act. Generally speaking, we don't have a legal duty to act to help one another. To illustrate this, Professor Logan described the hypothetical scenario in which someone knocks on your door and informs you that by donating a mere $1, you can save a starving child's life, guaranteed. He also described a situation in which a lone bystander to a car accident simply walks by without helping the afflicted or calling for those who can. In both situations, there is no legal...