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Current Law Students / Re: the blue book
« on: November 22, 2006, 08:04:30 AM »
i didn't know that, damn blue books

Current Law Students / Re: Torts hypo
« on: September 03, 2006, 08:57:55 AM »
Harmful or offensive contact can come about directly or indirectly, so direct is simple, you're just punching someone etc.  Indirect is what we are talking about here.  So lets look at the elements. Intent, + harmful or offensive contact +  causation = damages.

Intent is described as a volitional action where the actor intended the harmful or offensive contact OR was it was substantially certain it would occur. 

I would think that digging a trap for someone, even if it was a remote and slightly used trail would create a substantial certainty someone would fall in it.  Plus he intended the damages.  They were indirectly caused by the actor.  Indirect damages are easier to figure out if you say put a laxative in someone's drink unknowingly.  That's a pretty obvious harmful contact.

This is a battery. He acted with malice so he'd be liable for actual and punitive damages.  As well as criminal sanctions if the state chose to proceeed.

Current Law Students / Re: Black's Law Dictionary
« on: August 23, 2006, 07:02:28 PM »
i just started my law school career and frankly i've used it almost every day sinse.  were starting with some of the classic cases and some of these cases are using legal terms that have sinse been replaced.  (demurr is one) and i think it's much easier to have a book especially if you're like me and prefer not be near their laptop while working due to the dangers of myspace and youtube.

Current Law Students / Re: Torts starting point
« on: August 23, 2006, 07:00:40 PM »
intentional torts and the classic intentional tort cases, garret v dailey, ranson v kitner battery then assualt then the like. negligence is in a few weeks.

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: August 10, 2006, 10:16:56 AM »
I was assuming sometime between 8 and 9.  I think bars close at 1 in DE though, kinda a drag.  Probably going to have a few cab rides to west chester in my future.

Current Law Students / Re: worried about amending application
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:47:55 PM »
I had to ammend an app at my school before I started, I neglected to mention and underage drinking citation and they were real cool with it.  They said that they were happy I did it before I matriculated and that the day the dean says soemthing about ammending apps at orientation there's alwaysa at least a dozen students in her office that afternoon.  So if it's something like that, my advice would be to disclose early and completely and you'll be fine.  Let them know it was an oversight and not intentional and you are not trying to hide anything. 

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: August 01, 2006, 05:39:21 PM »
I am moving into the dorms, Shipley hall third floor.  I am moving in on friday, it was the only day I could get my father to help me and he has a truck vs. my Hyundai so i might as well take advantage.  My last day of work if Wednesday the 8th and I'm counting down the days.  No more selling or fixing computers.  I'm hoping a few people move in on Friday because I would like to get some people up to go to Scrimmages for a few.

Current Law Students / Re: Trying to get into law school...
« on: July 21, 2006, 05:03:45 PM »
I would suggest not taking the LSAT until you are confident you will score above a 150.  Generally your scores do not erase once you take them and you'll use the mean of all your tests in applying for schools.  Schools are very hesistant about accepting a student who scores sub 150.  A few points will make a huge difference.

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: July 19, 2006, 07:39:20 PM »
yup i got mine too, i'm in shipley, mailbox #519.  Pretty Cool

keith, did you buy just the text books or did you grab comm outlines and hornbooks to?

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: July 13, 2006, 10:32:15 PM »
I don't know if you need a floppy or not, i'm assuming it's so you can hand your paper in at the end. I was wondering if an email or blank cd would be okay.  If not you'll have to buy an external floppy drive that runs through the usb on your computer.  They're not that expensive.

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