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Current Law Students / substantive due process
« on: December 15, 2008, 12:38:15 PM »
I'm having trouble differentiating between substantive due process and equal protection issues.  I was under the impression that if a right is taken from some people, it's an equal protection issue.  If it's taken from all, it's a due process issue. 
What if there's a hypothetical that homosexuals must go through rigorous regulations before marrying, that heterosexuals do not have to go through?  First, you'd analyze the statute under Equal Protection arguments because there's a distinction made between heterosexuals and homosexuals (RB review).  But would you also analyze it under substantive due process to argue that it burdens a fundamental right, marriage?  I suppose I'm just confused about what kind of hypothetical could embody both equal protection and due process issues.

Current Law Students / Con Law question
« on: December 13, 2008, 02:03:09 PM »
I'm having a little trouble understanding the enabling clause of the 14th amendment.  I know the rules (congruence and proportionality, etc.).  The problem is, I'm having trouble finding examples of what would be valid legislation.  Does anyone have any study guide hypos or scenarios that would clarify what type of legislation would be authorized under sec. 5 of the 14th amendment? 
The only example I can find from cases is Hibbs, and I was looking for more than that.

Current Law Students / Quick property question
« on: May 05, 2008, 03:28:54 PM »
Can you sue a sublessee for private nuisance or must you sue the property owner?  I can't find the answer to this question online.

Current Law Students / Contracts charts
« on: November 10, 2007, 08:20:38 PM »
I'm looking for a chart for contracts.  Something linear, "First, is there an offer?  If so, is there acceptance? Etc"  Something to help me draw everything together chronologically in my outline.
Any suggestions?

Current Law Students / Definitions you wished you knew going into 1L
« on: July 30, 2007, 10:19:43 AM »
I was wondering what words (general English words that take on a new definition, or words you'd never heard of) you wish you had known the definition of before setting foot in a 1L class.  These aren't necessarily complicated legal concepts, but sometimes just everyday words that the legal community uses in their own special little way.
Please include the definition.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / NYU ASW
« on: March 08, 2008, 03:13:37 PM »
I know there was an Admitted Students Weekend that just happened at NYU.  How did everyone find it?

Choosing the Right Law School / NYU 1L answering questions
« on: December 21, 2007, 02:06:01 AM »
It seems like that time of year.  Does anyone have any inquiries about NYU/law school in general?  I'll try to help if I can.

Financial Aid / How to find what % of students receive financial aid?
« on: July 18, 2007, 11:01:46 AM »
Does anyone know a website or database that publishes stats about what percentage of students at individual schools receive institutional financial aid?  Ex:  I'm interested in cold, hard numbers on how many people were offered institutional aid at NYU Law.

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