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Sounds perfect...totally makes sense.  Thanks. :)


Thanks everyone.  You all were a great help.  All of just starting out I think have been thrown off with regard to the whole "case brief" thing.  Prep books, etc. make it sounds like briefs all look the same with identical parts, but what you guys are saying makes sense...why would civ pro stuff be needed in a torts case?  Don't know what I'd do without this discussion board.  I will definitely forward this info along....Thanks guys. :)

Yes that's the right case. Good memory. :)  Hmm well maybe there is more than one issue, but I can't seem to find one.  Other issues were dealt with in previous courts (the trial court, etc.)  The paragraph before the case mentions things I should take note of while reading the case, but that's about it  But it still doesn't include the decision of the case, procedural history or should I just get all that from Lexis?  Do my brief according to Lexis, and then answer the questions the casebook metions and include them in my casebrief in case that's all the professor wants?  I suppose once Monday comes I can approach him and ask him how I should deal with this...

Its Best & Barnes Basic Tort Law CAses, Statutes, and Problems.  Once I read the case on Lexis I realized it had everything to do with whether the court was correct in granting a motion for judgement notwithstanding the verdict.  The question was whether or not there was sufficient legal evidence, etc.  But from what was provided in the case book, I would have never known about any of that...

Its Waters v. Blackshear 591 N.E.2d 184 (Mass 1992).  The thing is, the issue is totally unclear from the amount they include in the text book.  The case only made sense once I got everything from Lexis.  So is this what professors assume we will do with all edited cases?

Ok so most if not all of the cases in my casebooks aren't the full of the reasoning are excluded....none of the procedural history, or even the how do I brief them?  My first day assignments are due Monday and I have cases in my reading that I know I should brief.

Should I just get them all off Lexis?  Is it assumed by our professors that we are doing that to brief our cases?  Help!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: So- anyone know their section/classes yet?>
« on: August 09, 2006, 09:25:06 AM »

Seton Hall has our schedules posted although most of our first day assignments haven't been posted yet...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop Survey
« on: August 06, 2006, 03:13:46 PM »
Lenovo T60...I love it!

It ended up being about 1,700, and that's with the huge Seton Hall discount (about $600 off).  However, I got an extra battery ($150 i think), the extended warranty ($60), a cable security lock ($32), and a memory key ($50 I think).

I highly recommend it! 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 06, 2006, 11:05:07 AM »
ok, I need help.  I went online and am still having trouble finding my schedule and sections.  I followed the directions you guys gave - could someone please explain it again?  Thank you!

Ok there are two ways you can do this.  Here's the first:

1)  Go to
    (this should take you to Blackboard...will say My Web @ SHU at the top  of the page)

(2) Username= your last name plus first two letters of your first name I believe

(3) Password= first four letters of your last name in CAPS + last four digits of your SSN + the # sign

(4) The page that opens should have a My Courses box listing everything for you...sections, etc. and you can click on the courses

If this doesn't work...try this

(1)  Go to

(2) Click on Login to Student Self Service (doesn't work on Sundays after 1 pm though...system down)

(3) Put in your Student ID and Pin.  I wasn't sure what my Student ID was (guess I haven't received it yet cuz it's all numbers supposedly), but if you guess like twice, it will eventually just give you a new Student/Login ID.  Your pin number should have been sent in the most recent packet sent by Seton Hall dated 7/31/06. 

(4) I believe there is a Registration and Schedule option on the menu on the Detailed Schedule option...something like that (sorry i don't have the exact titles, but like i said, the site is down right now....if you still have trouble let me know, and i'll send you the exact stuff tomorrow).  Seton Hall sent instructions but their titles for things are actually a little off...

Good luck. :)

Are you in the night division or day by the way?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 06, 2006, 09:35:32 AM »

Hey all, our Legal Research and Writing assignments for the first class are posted (and Torts has been up for awhile)...let the fun begin haha

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