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mp, if you are not taking Legal Writing & Research class you can work, no problem. But if you are taking it, you already have a full-time job on top of law school classes.

nahh... LR&W isnt that bad.

I only know of one first year student at my school that works, and she works Wed. and Thurs. nights, she got permission from the Chancelor.

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General Board / Re: Why Library
« on: December 15, 2005, 02:47:41 PM »
I'll study in an empty classroom in the Law Building.  An extra bonus to this is that my study group has access to the overhead, projector, board, etc.  It also makes me more comfortable come test day since I've been studying in that room

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General Board / Re: Study Abroad
« on: December 14, 2005, 05:05:17 PM »
I'm doing Lyon France this summer.  :)

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General Board / Re: What's the difference between a promise and an offer?
« on: December 14, 2005, 05:03:39 PM »
offer: manifestation of a willingness to enter into a legaly binding contract, but every contracts prof. has their own opinions

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General Board / Re: How can I find this case?
« on: December 14, 2005, 04:55:02 PM »
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, -against- PATRICK RYAN

365 F. Supp. 2d 338

OVERVIEW: The collision occurred after the assistant captain, who was piloting the vessel, became incapacitated; 11 passengers were killed. The indictment charged defendant, the New York City, New York, Director of Ferry Operations, with failing to enforce a "two-pilot rule" that would have required both the captain and the assistant captain to be in the pilothouse. The indictment charged defendant with violating 1115 both as a public officer and as an executive officer. The court found that the prosecutor's argument that a public officer could be convicted without a showing that his negligence was knowing and willful was irrational. Also, the defendant was not a "public officer"; his position was not created by statute, nor were the duties of the position defined by law. Given the various amendments to 1115, "public officers" within the meaning of the statute were federal officers involved in enforcement of the legislative scheme. As the court intended to submit an aider and abettor charge to the jury, which could lead to defendant's liability regardless of his status as an executive officer, it was not necessary to consider whether defendant was an executive officer under 1115.

OUTCOME: Defendant could not be charged as a public officer, but the court declined to decide defendant's motion to dismiss the charges based on defendant's status as an executive officer.



I'm not sure if this is the one you're looking for...  this was just from a glance

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General Board / Re: My roommate urinates on the sink - What can I do?
« on: October 14, 2005, 12:41:59 AM »
sue for IIED...

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General Board / Re: The study habits of others...
« on: September 09, 2005, 12:32:14 AM »
My contracts prof. requires briefs, and he is going to collect them next week.  He doesn't care how informal they are though, and he just wants to be sure we're doing them because he believes they help.  It's not for a grade and he won't collect them again.  He certainly is no Nazi, in fact he's probably my favorite prof.

So obviously I do them for that class, but as far as the others, I have typed the briefs for most cases but that may change soon.  I have started experimenting with a couple of alternatives that I think I prefer:

I think that when I type briefs I include way too much information and the typing is wasting time.  I have found that when I handwrite the brief in my notebook, It stays extremely concise and yet I feel the key points remain clearly intact.  For my torts class I use yet another speed method.  After reading the case and book-briefing, I read the treatise my prof. wrote on tort law where it relates to the area (the treatise is practically an outline in itself), and I make sure to bring a copies of the canned briefs to class (actually they aren't commercial briefs, they were compiles last year by a 2L friend).

Just some ideas.  I guess only time will tell if I live to regret briefing in this way.  For one thing, outlining probably is easier if you type all your briefs, but I do feel more efficient now and I have more time to spend understanding the cases instead of typing.

Bowers???

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Whap Whap. *(dead horse being beaten)*

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General Board / Re: Questions from non-law school friends
« on: August 30, 2005, 12:04:47 AM »
Speak for yourself! 

I've got 2 1/2 weeks under my belt!

I'm a regular legal dynamo!

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General Board / Re: simple question for lawyers- help appreciated
« on: August 30, 2005, 12:03:09 AM »
As a former cop who worked in a courthouse (as well as a law student) let me fill you in...

You are not entitled to a jury trial for a misdemenor
The judge does not have to provide you a public defender(most are actually decent attys)
The judge sets the sentence.  The ADA usually dosent even get to make a recomendation.
Your charge is no big deal. Go plead guilty.

If you choose to skip the court date, you will be held in contempt, which is a seperate charge, and an attachment will be issued for your arrest without bail (which means you sit in jail untill they have time to deal with you).

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