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I had a screening interview via conference call this morning.
At the end of the interview, the hiring partner said
"would you be interested in coming to our office and meet more people?"

I was like "Yeahhhhhh"
and he said "ok, i'll talk to our recruiting coordinator"

I've waited for like 5 hours now but no calls yet.

Was it a call back when he mentioned coming into the office? or was it just.. nothing???

Current Law Students / criminal law help! Rape.
« on: April 23, 2008, 12:12:35 PM »

A was charged with rape of B: A said he thought B was consenting; A contends that he honestly but unreasonably believed that B was consenting.

since rape is a general intent crime, this mistake of fact (A thinking B was consenting was mistake of fact. right?) wouldn't be a valid defense, right? cuz mistake of fact can be a defense only if it is reasonable, and A's mitake was unreasonable. so A should still be guilty of rape.

but there are bunch of cases that says if A honestly but unreasonably believed B was consenting, he's off the hook.

Which one should I follow?
is this something to do with MPC (no general or specific intent distinction) and common law rape difference?

what's the mens rea of rape? is it reckless?

Current Law Students / Property Help-Estate
« on: March 17, 2008, 12:34:56 PM »

guys, I'm having major trouble with property-estate part
can someone help me with this?

A drafted a conveyance as follows and want you tell her the resultant estates:

" To B and his heirs as soon as the wetlands are drained on the land."

A has told you that she expects the wetlands to be finally drained this summer.

My professor said B had Springing Executory Interest but it is invalid because it is administrative contingency.
I don't understand how it could even be springing executory interest. isn't it just a fee simple determinable?

Current Law Students / What have I done wrong? I studied 8 hours everday
« on: February 15, 2008, 12:48:26 PM »
I got 3 of my first semester grades, they are A(research and writing), B+(civ pro), B+(torts).
I'm in Tier 2 (lower) school and I don't think it's too competitive to get good grades here.
I studied everyday for 8 freaking hours
I read all the cases, briefed, took tons of notes from every class, used all suppelements that were recommended, didn't sleep much, didn't do anything but studying on fridays and weekends.

when the final came, I locked up myself in the library and studied like crazy..
I still don't know why I got 2 B+. I wouldn't feel this way if I had at least one A-, instead of 2 B+.
Unless I get A for COn law, my current grades will put me at top 25%, which isn't that great considering the rank of my school.

what have I done wrong? Am I just not smart enough? I studied my A$$ off last semester.

Any advice?


I just got my last grade for con law
I got A!
I feel a little better now!
thanks for all the helpful advices!!

Current Law Students / SC justice
« on: December 01, 2007, 11:09:04 AM »
How would you characterize the litigation style of each justice of Supreme Court?
I have this big Con Law exam and the prof mentioned it'd be helpful to know a unique approach/character of
each justice of SC.

Any taker?

Current Law Students / Torts Question-HELP!!
« on: November 26, 2007, 06:49:27 PM »

what's concurrent cause?
I know the definition that "2 or more independent defendants release forces which later join together and bring about the harm together. Here, use substantial factor test. Ask if D’s negligence was substantial to bring about the harm. If so, every D is held liable and they’ll be jointly and severally liable."

however, seriously how do you spot it from the fact pattern?

I have this fact pattern that says there are 3 defendants and the plaintiff sustained injury of drawning from the pool. 1st defendant(doctor) failed to warn about his heart condition, 2nd defendant(pool owner) failed to provide a life guard, and 3rd defendant(friend) failed to stop him from diving even though he knew about danger of diving. are these concurrent causes? so are we supposed to apply 'substantial factor' test here? how do we determine if each defendant's act was a substantial factor? how do you define substantial?

Current Law Students / Tort Exam Question: Proximate Cause. Anyone??
« on: September 29, 2007, 07:23:34 AM »

this is my tort final exam question from last year.
Can someone help answering these?

In Gibson v. Garcis, the court holds that an intervening cause that is negligent and/or unforseeable does not necessarily supersede the negligence of the original actor. In Section 435(2) and 448 of the restatement of torts, however, two circumstances are identified in which an intervening cause does become a superseding cause; when the intervening cause appears in retrospect to be highly extraordinary or when it is an intentional tort or a crime. since the original act of negligence is equally dangerous and unreasonable, even under these circumstances, why should the negligent actor be relieved of liability?

Current Law Students / Making your own outline v. Outline from past years
« on: September 21, 2007, 04:13:44 PM »

So, here's the deal.
I've got tons of outlines from 2L,3Ls who took the same class with exact same professor last year.
I've look at all their outlines and compared them with class lectures, and so far they'll all identical materials.
These outlines are pretty good ones too.
Shall I bother writing my own outline even though these are pretty good?
I've been incorporating my own notes to these outlines for past few weeks but I'm not sure what to do when October comes and everyone starts making outlines.

Any advices?

Incoming 1Ls / Should I leave my boyfriend?
« on: March 22, 2007, 05:23:17 PM »

Should I leave my boyfriend for a better law school?
I got two admission packages in front of me.
One from Tier 1 school-it was my top choice school-8 hours drive
and one from my hometown-local-not so great-Tier 2 law school- where my boyfriend attends.

We've been together for 2 years and plan to get married in near future.
I really want to go to the former school, but at the same time I don't wanna leave my boyfriend behind. Actually, I transfered to another school when I was in undergrad, but I ended up transferring back to my old school because I missed my boyfriend so much.
I'm kinda dependent and emotional.

I know it'd be stupid to choose a guy over my future but I really don't know what really constitues a happy life. Is it money or love?

The boyfriend would want me to go to a better school if I wanted but I know he'd rather want me to stay here and be with him.

What would you do if you're me????

Law School Admissions / Re: rutgers camden
« on: March 07, 2007, 01:31:53 PM »
what's so special about Rutgers-camden?
I've been accepted there but I'm not sure if I really wanna go.
I heard the neighborhood is really dangerous.

what's so good about it?

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