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This Torts exam, given by law school dean and professor William T. Muse on May 16, 1956, begins with the question:

A goes on an island in a river 100 feet wide to shoot ducks, as he has done for a number of years. B, who had just purchased the island, rows across to it and finding A's boat on the shore sets it adrift. When A appears, B backs his own boat into the stream. Thereupon A, realizing that he had been marooned, jumps into the water and in an effort to get into B's boat overturns it. What liabilities, if any? Why?

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 16 May 1956