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Current Law Students / Re: Got Mnemonics?
« on: December 21, 2004, 01:58:01 PM »
Every Good Boy Does Fine

Current Law Students / Judge awards ISP $1 billion in spam damages
« on: December 21, 2004, 11:16:29 AM »,10801,98421,00.html

Article says P doesn't expect to collect all that.  I wonder how the judge could award that much in light of State Farm v. Campbell (USSC 2003)

Current Law Students / Re: Voice recorders for recording lectures
« on: December 18, 2004, 04:09:23 PM »
I just noticed recently that the software that comes with my Panasonic recorder gives you an easy way to divide a voice file into many files.  If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll post some info.

Current Law Students / Re: TORTS EXAM = RIDICULOUS
« on: December 15, 2004, 07:25:21 PM »
It's good for survival; it's bad for success.

Yes, focus on torts.  It's not as simple/easy as it seems.  I came out of my first torts exam (about 2 months ago) thinking I aced it, and ended up with a solid C, 79%.  I just finished my torts midterm last night, 3 hours, but only 2 essays. Thank god I had no multiple choice but it was still a race horse.

I'm not a law student yet, but isn't a C in law school supposed to be bad?  ???

Current Law Students / Re: Opinions on one of my torts exam question
« on: December 15, 2004, 02:05:04 PM »
I think the child is out of the equation, because their injury was not foreseeable.

It went something like this and it was on Negligence, per se, and res ipsa loquitor.  This question pertained more to negligence and per se.

Fact pattern:  A hotel was within a certain distance from a private school, and there was a statute that said it would be illegal to serve alcohol within that distance because of the school kids.  They went ahead and served drinks to a hotel guest, who visibly drunk, went to valet and drove off.  He then hit a parked car, someone was in it, which hit a light post, when caused a blackout, which then scared a child in their home which attended that private school, she ran out of the house and got hit by another driver, who was not drunk. 

My question involves the duty and breach, not to the drunk driver, but to the lady in the parked car in regards to the hotel and to the school child in the house in regards to the hotel.  If you say there is duty and breach established for the child against the hotel, would you argue Per sae?  I know that you can argue if proximate cause or maybe even actual cause is or is not satisified, but I needed to first get past duty and breach. 

Let's also assume that we already argued that there was duty and breach and negligence was established for the drunk driver against the hotel.

Thanks for any input.

Current Law Students / Re: How many have you lost?
« on: December 15, 2004, 10:55:20 AM »
I asked in the office.  We have lost about 15-20 people out of 190

Current Law Students / Re: Transferred Intent
« on: December 15, 2004, 10:36:57 AM »
Yes.  What's to discuss?

I have a question.

Suppose student A attempts to hit student B, (which would be misdemeanor assault) but much to the surprise of student A, a teacher shows up out of no where, steps in and gets struck by A's fist.  Under the state statute, assaulting a teacher is a felony. Does the doctrine of transferred intent make A's punch a misdemeanor or a felony?

Assault = Knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another.


Current Law Students / Re: Done With Property!
« on: December 14, 2004, 09:23:20 AM »
Well, burning, you just made me glad I'm in a part-time program.  We get property next year.  Maybe I'll be ready for it by then, if I survive that long.

Current Law Students / Re: How many have you lost?
« on: December 13, 2004, 12:28:27 PM »
I think there are a number of people who would be good for the law, but either drop or never attend law school for valid reasons.

I'm guessing we have lost about 10-15 out of 190+

Current Law Students / Re: *** CONTRACTS WAS TODAY ***
« on: December 12, 2004, 04:48:17 PM »
Were your tests open or closed book?

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