1What are the elements of murder under the common law?
2Under the common law, is an unlawful killing committed with malice aforethought if it is committed with intent to cause serious bodily injury?
3Under the common law, what is the meaning of malice aforethought?
4Under the common law, what is actus reus?
5Under the common law, what is the year-and-a-day rule?
6At common law, when does an intentional murder occur?
7What is the difference between intent to kill and premeditation?
8With respect to intentional homicide, does the law specify any particular length of time of reflection that must occur for premeditation to exist?
9The defendant was a sports fan. After the defendant's team lost a game, the defendant encountered a fan of the opposing team celebrating inside the...
10A business owner wanted a local competitor dead. The business owner approached the defendant, who was in deep financial debt, and promised to pay t...
11The leader of a criminal gang was having dinner with an associate at a restaurant. During the meal, the leader of a rival gang walked in and sat do...
12What is depraved-heart murder?
13What is first-degree statutory murder?
14What is second-degree statutory murder?
15With respect to intentional homicides, what differentiates first-degree murder from second-degree murder?
16Under the common law, what is the felony-murder rule?
17For purposes of felony murder, what is an inherently dangerous felony?
18Does the felony-murder rule only apply if the victim’s death occurred during the commission of the underlying felony?
19In felony murder, do most jurisdictions require that the victim’s death be a foreseeable consequence of the underlying felony?
20Can a defendant and a co-felon both be charged with felony murder, even if only one of them committed the killing?
21Regarding the felony-murder rule, what is the agency theory?
22In the majority of jurisdictions, does the felony-murder rule apply to impose liability on a felon if death results from the actions of someone oth...
23For a felony to trigger the felony-murder rule, what connection must it have to the victim’s death?
24In the context of the felony-murder rule, what is the merger doctrine?
25A robber walked into a store, pointed a gun at the store owner, and said, "Give me all your money." The store owner emptied the register, and the r...
26The defendant and the defendant's spouse were dining at a bar when a belligerent drunkard approached them, began shouting deeply offensive and insu...
27A hedge-fund manager illegally manipulated the assets of a public-employee pension. As a result, the pension lost nearly all its value. The followi...
28A robber entered a store, pointed a gun at the store owner, and said, "Give me all your money." As the store owner walked toward the register, a ne...
29A robber entered a store, pointed a gun at the store owner, and said, "Give me all your money." The store owner responded by pulling a shotgun out ...
30Under the common law, what is manslaughter?
31What is voluntary manslaughter?
32Under the common law, what is the difference between intentional murder and voluntary manslaughter?
33Under the common law, how is adequate provocation defined for purposes of voluntary manslaughter?
34Is a person who intentionally kills another human being in response to legally adequate provocation guilty of a crime?
35Under what circumstances is provocation deemed legally adequate to mitigate a killing that would otherwise constitute murder to voluntary manslaugh...
36At common law, what actions taken by the deceased are traditionally deemed adequate provocation, sufficient to mitigate murder to voluntary manslau...
37Are words sufficient to satisfy the adequate provocation requirement of voluntary manslaughter?
38Under the common law of voluntary manslaughter, what is a cooling-off period?
39Under the common law, if a cooling-off period has elapsed between an otherwise-adequate provocation and an intentional killing, will the killing be...
40Under the common law, can voluntary manslaughter apply to killings that result from self-defense?
41The defendant was a high-school student. One day, after school, a classmate assaulted the defendant, fracturing the defendant's skull and leaving t...
42The defendant worked in an office with a rude and obnoxious boss. One day, the boss approached the defendant in front of a large group of coworkers...
43When the defendant was a teenager, the defendant's mother was brutally attacked by an unknown assailant. Many years later, the defendant received a...
44Under the common law, what is criminal negligence manslaughter?
45Under the common law, in most states, what is the required mens rea, or level of culpability, for involuntary manslaughter?
46Under the common law, what is unlawful-act manslaughter?
47At common law, what are the two ways to commit unintentional murder?
48Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), what are the four mental states applicable to homicide?
49Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), how is murder defined?
50Does the Model Penal Code (MPC) adopt the common-law rule for felony murder?
51Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), when is an unlawful killing committed without purpose or knowledge a murder?
52Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), what is manslaughter?
53Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), what is negligent homicide?
54Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), when is an intentional killing that would otherwise constitute murder mitigated to manslaughter?
55Under the Model Penal Code (MPC), a killing is presumed to be committed with recklessness and extreme indifference to the value of human life if co...
56What is the least culpable form of criminal homicide under the Model Penal Code (MPC)?
57What is the difference between unintentional murder and manslaughter under the Model Penal Code (MPC)?
58In order of most to least severe, what three forms of unintentional homicide does the Model Penal Code (MPC) recognize?
59Three friends played a dangerous game. One friend produced a six-chamber revolver, loaded it with a single bullet, spun the chamber, gave the gun t...
60A novice skier skied down an advanced ski course. The skier did not realize that his going down the advanced course might be mortally dangerous to ...