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General Board / Torts - Negligence Per Se
« on: December 03, 2007, 04:37:57 PM »
A girl is driving 80 in a 60 cause she is in a rush to get to the airport. As a result, she crashes into some guy's wagon with a bunch of pigs inside. The driver is hurt, the wagon is damaged, and the pigs are killed.

Plaintiff asks that the statute (the speed limit) be admitted into evidence. Defendant claims that it is irrelevant. Should it be admitted?

Assuming that it is admitted, how should the jury be instructed?

(a) the staute makes the defendants negligent
(b) If you find that Defendant was driving in excess of the speed limit, you may find that she was negligent
(c) If you find that Marian was driving in excess of the speed limit, you must find that Defendant as negligent
(d) No Jury instruction pertaining to the statute.




Answer:  It should be admitted, but the instruction should only be used as evidence that Defendant was negligent, and not negligence per se. Why is this? Somebody help me, before I kill myself!

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General Board / Where do you people find the time?
« on: October 31, 2007, 03:01:08 AM »
Hey everybody. 

There is only about a month left of classes before finals, and I have not yet begun outlining.  It seems with all the readings, assignments, practice tests, etc., that there cannot possibly be enough time in a day to get this done.  Yet, people seem to be getting it done.  What do these people know that I don't? Should I just stop reading?  Should I start pulling the fire alarm everyday with the hopes that they cancel classes and I can get more work done?

All suggestions welcome!  ;D

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Where should I go next fall? / Ohio State Versus University of Florida
« on: March 30, 2007, 02:59:33 PM »
Hey everybody.  Since I have not heard back yet from GW or BC, I have narrowed down my choices to Ohio State and University of Florida.  I am a Florida resident (in Miami), so tuition in UF would be much MUCH cheaper than tuition at Ohio State. At the same time, I don't know much about the quality of the two programs.  According to what I have seen, University of Florida has a top Tax Law program (which I am not interested in), while Ohio has a top Dispute Resolution program (which I am extremely interested in). 

Ohio has offered about $15,500 in scholarships and grants
Florida has so far offered $4000 (I haven't received FAFSA results yet)

What can you guys tell me about these schools?  What would you do in my situation?  Thank you in advance :-)

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