Studying for the LSAT / Re: A (comprehensive) list of all June's LR questions - please add! 1 more to go!« on: June 09, 2005, 01:10:52 PM »
As far as the performing duty unless there is overwhelming evidence that harm will come, I think the reporter answer is right. This has been debated on this or another thread. The reporter holds of on reporting to the police the possibility of a terrible crime or atrocity because he does not have significant evidence. I think his decision conformed exactly to the principle. I think the teacher answer required further assumptions about the disastrous consequences part of the principle.
I distinctly remember the reporter answer saying that there was a "slim chance" someone would be harmed, but the principle stated there must be "overwhelming evidence." I went with the teacher/internship, too.
Yes, it did say that there was a slim chance, and the reporter conformed to his duty because there was only a slim chance, I think it said he 'held off on reporting it to the police'