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Aug 23, 2021

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about defamation -- a topic you might see on a Torts essay along with other intentional torts.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The five elements of defamation
  • When is a statement of opinion actionable?
  • The difference between defamation claims brought by private figures and public figures
  • The "slander per se" rule for damages
  • Analyzing three fact patterns involving defamation claims
  • What are the common defenses to defamation?


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Alison & Lee