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General Board / Law school talent show: What should I play?
« on: July 18, 2010, 11:32:44 AM »
Hello All:

I am going to play the guitar in a law school talent show early next year and I have no idea what to play. Do you have any suggestions? I want my set to be brief, no more than five songs, and perhaps as few as three. My tastes in music are pretty nontraditional, so I have no idea what an ordinary law student would like. I want something that appeals to everyone. I really don't know if I can typify the students at my school. I suppose you could say that they are white kids in their mid-twenties, the majority of whom hail from the Midwest. They are probably a little more liberal than conservative, though they are not socialists by any means. Half of the people there will be women, so I don't want stuff that is too heavy. Moreover, I would prefer something written for the electric guitar, though I would consider something written for the acoustic.

Thanks for the help.

Hello. Do you guys know where to get such info? Basically, a job fair is going to be held in Minneapolis and I have list of the participating firms. I would like to get some salary information on them to see if it is worth the trouble of attendance. Thanks.

General Board / Do moot court judges care about substance?
« on: February 27, 2010, 03:44:45 PM »
Please delete mods

General Board / Accessing briefs of actual supreme court cases
« on: February 11, 2010, 01:10:36 PM »
Hello. There is a case for which the court has granted cert, Quon v. Arch Wireless. I heard there is a way to go to something like Scotus and pull the briefs. Is this true? I don' want to do it on Westlaw, even assuming the briefs are already on there. Thanks.

Sometimes the SC will remand cases to the district court for further factfinding. I would like to know what is it's authority for doing this. In other words, is there a case in which the court holds that this is proper practice. Thanks.

General Board / Need good supplement for Business Associations
« on: January 10, 2010, 01:14:51 PM »

We are using the following casebook: Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations, Seventh Edition.

Casenotes has canned briefs that are keyed to the Sixth Edition. However, I don't know how much overlap there is between the editions. What's more, I haven't had a really good experience w/ canned briefs, especially from Casenotes. Ideally, I would like something like a black letter outline; something that contains a basic outline of the subject, in addition to summaries of major cases.

Thanks for your input.

General Board / What is the difference between a rule and a standard?
« on: December 03, 2009, 02:54:50 AM »
Hello. Does anyone have any insight on this question? Also, what would you say are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Thanks for your input.


General Board / Need a good supplement for crim pro adjudication
« on: November 13, 2009, 03:51:39 PM »

I've included the the relevant part of my syallabus below so that you can see the topics that we are studying this semester. Thanks for the tips.


Defense Counsel:

   1) The Ethics of Defense            

   2) When Will Counsel be Provided         

   3) Adequacy of Counsel            

C.   Bail:                     

   1.  Pretrial Release                

   2.  Preventive Detention         

D.  Charging:         

   1.  Prosecutorial Discretion            

   2.  Preliminary Hearings and Grand Jury      

E.  Jeopardy and Joinder: 

   1.   Same Offense Doctrine            

   2.  Former Acquittal/Collateral Estoppel      

   3.  Joinder and Severance            

F.   Discovery:

   1.  Constitutional Discovery            

   2.  Statutory Discovery            

G.   Speedy Trial:

   1.  Preaccusation Delay            

   2.  Constitutional Right            

   3.  Statutory Right               

H.   Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining:

   1.  Policy of Plea Bargaining            

   2.  Validity of Guilty Plea            
   3.  Enforcement of Pleas            

I.   Juries:

   1.  The Right to a Jury Trial            

   2.  Venire and Voir Dire            

   3.  Peremptory Challenges and Batson      

General Board / Struggling in tax; need good supplement
« on: November 12, 2009, 07:23:24 PM »
Hello. I'm taking federal income taxation and I'm at the point where the concepts are just running together. Is there a good black letter outline or some other supplement that could help me sort things out?  I use a casebook written by Samuel A. Donaldson titled "Federal Income Taxation of Individuals." I also have a supplement by Posin and Tobin titled Principles of Federal Income Taxation.

Thanks for the tips.

I went to OYEZ and I found the case. Maybe it isn't out yet. However, it was my first time using OYEZ and I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something.


No. 08-678

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