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General Board / www.forlawstudent.com
« on: July 25, 2006, 12:00:54 PM »
There is a new website that was launched this week to assist law students in there scholastic (and otherwise) endeavors.  The site is in its infancy, but I can tell that it is going to be a great resource.

For this to work, you need to really get the word out at your school and get the ball rolling... once people start to hear about it, the site will catch on and become an incredible resource.

Enjoy the site!

WWW.FORLAWSTUDENTS.COM



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If anyone has information about this, please post up... I am assuming that the L in 1L (or 2L or 3L for that matter) denotes LAW, however i am interested in confirming this and discovering the origin of this phrase. 

Thanks,
C.

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General Board / Marbury v Madison
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:45:32 AM »
Tomorrow we start on Marbury v Madison in my Con Law class...
i am looking for insight from those students who have taken the class already, in preperation for class discussion tomorrow...  if anyone wants to weigh in or discuss the birth of judicial review with me check me on aim CORLI1.


C.

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General Board / Second Semester...new classes, new questions
« on: January 17, 2005, 01:27:40 PM »
   
  This semester my new classes are Con Law and Crim LAw...   I am reaching out to those students who have taken these classes already...


  What tools have you found helpful in your study of these courses and can you reccomend any tools that will facilitate my learning on tehse topics?

   My first con law assignment is to "study" the constitution in its entirety... has anyone found any good reference tools ie// a Constitution for Dummies style reference that expands the various articles/ammendments?

 grazie
   C.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Outline for Civ Pro
« on: November 03, 2004, 10:58:45 AM »
If anyone out there has an outline for the Teply & Whitten civ pro book... Cases, Text, and Problems on Civil Procedure

  If you have a stellar outline for this course OR an outline specifically geared towards this book, PLEASE contact me... I will work out some type of consideration that will make this transfer of materials a positive sum game...

  thanks in advance,

  Stugglin 1L

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Studying and Exam Taking / Outlines
« on: August 29, 2004, 12:59:09 PM »


  I am trying to get ahead and starting my torts outline after only 1 week of classes.  Please keep in mind that i am not even really sure what an outline is to encompass at this point.

  I am following along with the table on contents of my torts materials and listing each case that was assigned under each heading...  than i write VERY brief reminder of what the case was about... and the rule... as sumarized from lexis case-brief headnotes...

 for example:
A. Battery

    I. intent

Garratt v Dailey (1955)

Defendant, a child under the age of six, was visiting plaintiff's adult sister at plaintiff's home. Plaintiff alleged that she came out into the backyard to talk with sister and that, as she started to sit down in a wood and canvas lawn chair, defendant deliberately pulled it out from under her.


Rule: It is not enough that the act itself is intentionally done and this, even though the actor realizes or should realize that it contains a very grave risk of bringing about the contact or apprehension. Such realization may make the actor's conduct negligent or even reckless but unless he realizes that to a substantial certainty, the contact or apprehension will result, the actor has not that intention which is necessary to make him liable in tort.


  Am I on the right track with this?  Is it unnecessary to do this for each case or is it advantagous...

  If you have any wholesale tips for me on outlining or comments on the method i have chosen PLEASE do not hesitate...

  In holding with the "work smarter not harder" approach, does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve my outline technique?

  Thank you in advance
     C.

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  Im looking to discuss this case with someone....  my AIM sn is CORLI1... email me or IM me if u have read this case and can help me to pick through it...

 thanks
   C.

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General Board / case briefing method
« on: August 18, 2004, 04:46:04 PM »


 What is your prefered method of briefing cases...    I am now in my second week of LS and am trying to decide how i want to brief cases...  i have heard several different methods....what method have you found works for you?

  thanks,
    C.

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Where should I go next fall? / Ill tell you where to go next fall...
« on: November 22, 2005, 12:38:11 PM »
TO BUSINESS SCHOOL... do not pass go, do not collect 100 thousand dollars in debt....

  You are probably going to law school because you dont know what the hell else you want to do... bad move...  seriously consider getting a masters degree in something and joining the work force... hell go home, live with mommy and daddy for a few years an START SAVING... i know it sounds drastic, but some (although few) Americans actually get ahead in life by SAVING money and making your $$$ work for you!!!!  The American people dont want you to jerk them off so that you can get a few extra letters placed at the end of your name.

   DO you want to committ your life to being an OFFICER OF THE COURT?  Do you even know what an officer of the court does?  Maybe this is something you shoulda looked into... Do you even know what it means to Attorn for a client?  Did you even know attorn was a word?

   Go ahead, launch yourself into the legal world... i know you are going to do it anyway because the type of people that go to law school arent the type of people to listen to a rant like this.

If nothing else I hope this has forced you to take a step away from you KAPLAN LSAT prep materials and your copy of GETTING TO MAYBE that you have already highlighted in pretty pink, blue, yellow, and green highlighter...

Ask yourself why you want to become a lawyer... in the off chance that it is because you want to become an advocate for people whose voice isnt loud enough.... or maybe you want to work for the government or a non for profit...  cheers to you, however try to pay back 100K of debt with a 45k a year job....

Sure, go into litigation, mediation, alternative dispute resolution... sell a house, represent a bank, or free a criminal under the guise of "protecting his constitutional right to be represented by an attorney"... 

Or figure out what the hell you really want to do in life and go pursue it...  Dont hide behind the socratic method and lose yourself in the dizzying array of common law jurisprudence.  Go be a productive member of the American work force... how do you think your ancestors made enough money for your overpriveleged, over educated ass to even be in the position to obtain a professional degree in the first place??? GOOD OLD FASHIONED WORK...

  Help your neighbor, floss your teeth, do a good deed for a stranger, kiss your mother, recycle, smoke weed with your buddies....

Get up off your ass and make a difference some how... but if you think you are going to change the world by going to law school...  YOUR NOT....

OR...

maybe you will.... prove me wrong

C.

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News Discussion / my LAW school is in this town!
« on: August 17, 2004, 06:02:43 PM »


  http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/17/party.schools.ap/index.html
                peep it
   

  C. (burp)

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