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Studying and Exam Taking / Stare Decisis vs. Binding Precedent
« on: June 22, 2005, 01:28:19 AM »
I just started Delany's "Learning Legal Reasoning." I'm having a hard
time distinguishing the difference between stare decisis and binding
precedent
  >:(. He defines the doctrine of stare decisis as: "the decision
of a court in one case procides a precedent for the decision of future
cases with like or similar facts and issues..." He defines binding
precedent as: "the decision of a court in a prior case controls the
decision in future cases with like or similar facts and issues for
both the deciding court and for all inferior courts within the same
jurisdiction." So, by Delany's explanation, am I to assume that
binding precedent is a form of stare decisis? Any input on this topic
would be helpful. ;D

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Studying and Exam Taking / Planet Law School II Preparation Schedule
« on: June 15, 2005, 01:14:50 PM »
I took a friend's priceless advice and bought Planet Law School II.  I was up until 12:00am last night reading it.  I couldn't put it down; it has totally changed my perspective!  :o  I knew law school was going to tough, but I had NO IDEA how much I was going to be relying on myself to learn the law.  WOW!  Talk about an eyeopeing experience last night. I've committed myself to a (modified) PLS2 6-8 week prep course.
Anyway, I just purchased Delany's "Learning Legal Reasoning" and next paycheck I'll be purchasing a set of E&E Primers and the LEEWS program.  How useful is "Learning Legal Reasoing?"  I want to read as much as I can, but I also want to study smart (I'm such an Atticus Falcon protege).
So, what is the concensus about Delany's "Learning Legal Reasoning?" and the PLS2 prep schedule?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Wentworth Miller's LEEWS
« on: May 31, 2005, 08:14:55 PM »
     I'm starting at ASU Law in August 2005.  I read about Wentworth Miller's Legal Essay Exam Writing System (www.LEEWS.com) and had my interest sparked.  Has anybody taken or listened to this course?  Was it/is it helpful?  It boasts a money back guarantee if you don't get an A or B.  I'm wondering if its worth the money or just an attempt to squeeze my already strained budget.

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