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Current Law Students / Re: Funny Law School Faculty Names
« on: March 02, 2006, 04:17:37 AM »
I know this isn't a law school faculty member, but it might just be the funniest name I've ever heard.

Current Law Students / Contracts Supplements
« on: February 02, 2006, 05:17:28 AM »
We're using the Farnsworth casebook, and my prof. is all over the place.  Any suggestions as to a good supplement?  Thanks.

Current Law Students / Re: Supplement Advice
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:59:08 PM »
I'm looking for some imput on the best supplements for 2nd sem. classes. 1st semester I went out and got f-ing flashcards, E&E, etc for everything and it was a waste of money. Any advice you have on the best supplement you came across would be welcomed.

The courses I need: 
Crim Pro


If Dressler's "Understanding Criminal Procedure" and his Sum and Substance CD's are as good for crim pro as they were for crim law, get those.  He is THE criminal law/criminal procedure guru, and the "Understanding" book and the CD's helped me get through Crim Law.

Current Law Students / Re: Doin' the Weekend Crunch
« on: November 20, 2005, 12:26:11 PM »
Got my eyeballs popping out from working through a Civ. Pro outline for 5(+) hours so far today (going to do some hypos the rest of the night).

Got 100 or so pages to read/brief for Torts on Sunday for Monday's class.

Finals are a couple of weeks away now and I can feel the vice tightening up on my nuts right now.


You still brief cases?

Current Law Students / Re: mnemonics for law school
« on: October 12, 2005, 03:11:57 AM »
HELUVA for adverse possession


I forget the E and A. kind of defeats the purpose.

The E and the A stand for Exclusive and Adverse, respectively.  The rest of the acronym troubles me, however.  The terms that represent the adverse possession elements (Actual, Exclusive, Continuous, Hostile, Open/Notorious) are terms of art, and thus are words that profs specifically look for on exams.  I use "A ECHO" to remember the elements.

Current Law Students / Re: Which is a better Criminal Procedure primer?
« on: August 04, 2005, 09:59:02 AM »
I like the E & E series. Although, I used it more for preperation for the final than I did for seeing the big picture.

I thought that Understanding Criminal Procedure was useless, but that is my opinion. I bought the book and maybe opened it 4 times. Picking through the relevant informatoin became time consuming because it covered a ton of cases that were not assigned to us. Although, if you are looking to read something to feel out the big picture, this book could be useful for you. I bought Gilberts and that worked well for me.

The original post was mine, and I posted it several months ago, so I'm surprised to see someone responding now.  Anyway, I partially disagree.  I used the books in the spring/early summer.  Understanding Criminal Procedure was incredible.  The book explained everyhting in a clear and concise manner, and laid out everything that needed to be known about crim pro.  I do agree that the E&E was great for hypotheticals.  But for a thorough summary of crim pro, "Understanding" is the way to go.

Current Law Students / Multiple Choice Questions
« on: August 01, 2005, 01:36:33 PM »
I'm an incoming 1L, and was wondering if anyone had any experience using multiple choice questions to study for their 1L exams.  Obviously. there are very few profs who give multiple choice exams (my school doesn't have any, from what I know), but has anyone used the Lexis/Nexis "Q&A" series to help study for "traditional" law school exams?

Current Law Students / Re: What's Your 1L Cirriculum?
« on: July 30, 2005, 03:01:23 PM »
Massachusetts School of Law

Fall Semester (Full-time)
Civil Procedure
Criminal Law
Writing for Lawyers (not a legal research/writing class...that comes in the Spring)

Current Law Students / Bar Review Courses
« on: July 30, 2005, 09:34:04 AM »
I'm an incoming 1L, and from what my friends who are law students have told me, very soon after I start my first semester, we'll be asked if we want to enroll in bar review classes (whether they be BarBri, PMBR, or whatever have you).  Will there be a significant savings if I put down the deposit when first asked, or is it something that can wait?

Current Law Students / Forced Curve...What Is It?
« on: July 27, 2005, 05:10:02 AM »
I'm an incoming 1L, and I know this may be a dumb question, but I'm sure someone here can help me.  What exactly is a forced curve, and how does it work?

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