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If there is anybody that can help me with this topic in Real Property, I would appreciate it.  If you had a flow chart as to howe to analyze this problem, that would be so helpful.

Thank you all for your time.

Do you have a RAP problem in particular or are you just talking about the general concept of RAP, acting before the 20 years is up, etc.?


I believe it is 21 years


Sorry, that is correct, 21 years for RAP, 90 years for USRAP. Everybody uses Trusts anyway so RAP is kinda antiquated.


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Current Law Students / Re: Asking questions in class.
« on: October 19, 2004, 11:55:14 PM »
yeah 10 pages of notes in class is just plain rediculous.  there's no time for all that mess.  Its all about grabing an outline from an upperclassmen who had your professor and using that joker as you go through class.  That's been helping be out a lot.

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Current Law Students / Re: Law School so far
« on: October 19, 2004, 11:51:36 PM »
its about what I expected.  not much time if you don't spend it wisely, and even if you do there's still not enough time to do everything.  I think law school is about knownig how to pick out the most importanct crap and not worry about the rest...but the catch is as a 1L you don't know what the important crap is yet.

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Current Law Students / Re: Barbri outlines
« on: October 19, 2004, 11:43:54 PM »
I'm a BarBri rep at my school as well so I won't try to sell you on the Barbri stuff, but I will say that as a 1L you wanna get your hands on everything possible.  Barbri has a nice big ass book of review material that they give to the 1L's who sign up that you can use to study for all your finals.  Its been pretty helpful so far and like I said, I would recommend to any 1L to use every resource available to stay above the curve.  Why wouldn't you is the question?

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Current Law Students / Re: Questions for law students
« on: October 19, 2004, 09:52:51 PM »
Hello everyone. I had a few questions for those who are already in law school. This info will really help me out.

1)Is it true that in ALL law schools the only grade is the final exam? If so, the only homework you have all semester is to read, read, read, study, read etc? No papers or nothing?

2) If so, what is the final exam like? If this is false and you have exams every now and then, what are these exams like? Are they multiple-choice, essay, short answer, or everything put together?

3) In most classes, what are the general breakdown of how grades are determined? If it's not all about just one exam, is there homework/papers/participation or anything along those lines?

Thanks in advance for these answers.  :)


Yeah in most schools thats the way it goes unfortunately.  You get 1 final in all of your substantive classes at the end of the semester or at the end of the year, depending on the school.  Then during your first year you also have a legal Reading and Writing class that has papers due throught the year, so for that class you have stuff due every few weeks or whatever, but for the rest of the classes 1 test.  that's it.

What is it like?  Remember the LSAT?  all over again except worse this time b/c you have to write essays.

Most of the exams are essays.  You are presented with a legal scenario and you have to analyze it and apply the rules you have learned throughout the year to the problem in front of you. A professor might throw a few multiple choice prob's in there, but for the most part its essay.

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If there is anybody that can help me with this topic in Real Property, I would appreciate it.  If you had a flow chart as to howe to analyze this problem, that would be so helpful.

Thank you all for your time.

Do you have a RAP problem in particular or are you just talking about the general concept of RAP, acting before the 20 years is up, etc.?

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Current Law Students / Re: Simple Tort question - hypo
« on: October 19, 2004, 09:47:18 PM »
As a pre-law student, should I be worried that I absolutely have no idea what the hell you guys are talking about? I cannot understand any of the content from the OP.

LOL!!!

I know exactly what you mean.  2 months ago I wouldn't have understood any of this stuff either.  It truly is another language but don't worry, you will learn it just like everybody else on this page.

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Current Law Students / Re: Simple Tort question - hypo
« on: October 18, 2004, 08:48:12 PM »
Negligence:
Duty
Breach
Causation (Direct Causation & Proximate Causation)
Damages

Some torts prof's don't worry about the distinction of the two causations and just tell you that for argument's sake there are only 4 elements to negligence.  My torts prof. is a real stickler for knowing that there are 5 elements (he breaks up the two causes

egfmba's explanation is on the money about the elements but the scenario about causation/proximate causation is a little cloudy.

Causation is the direct action.  I hit you.  That's causation.

Proximate Cause is like a chain of events.  I push you, you run into Joe.  You hitting Joe is the direct cause.  Me pushing you into Joe is the proximate cause of Joe's damages.

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Current Law Students / Patent Lawyers - Engineering Background ?
« on: May 02, 2004, 09:59:54 PM »
I have a question for any patent lawyers or students heading in that direction.  I know that most patents deal in mechanical, computer, chemical or electrical engineering.  If you have an engineering degree that is outside of those 4 areas is patent law still a strong possibility???



And my follow up to that would be, is it typical practice for firms to hire you to handle cases only related to your engineering major?  (ie. mech. engineers ONLY handle mechanical patents)

 

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Sean -

We are in the same boat, man. I'm 27, an engineering grad, worked as an engineer since I got out of school but felt like conventional engineering for the rest of my life was like the Matrix and I needed to be unplugged and I look at Law School as the red pill.

My GPA, along with the rest of the engineering world, was in the 2's as well.  You will see a lot of BS from Law Schools from that, b/c Law School admissions is very competitive.  Some slack is cut for us engineers though.  And if you can do decent on the LSAT then you should be straight. 

I have two other friends who have done the EXACT same thing. We were all engineers and have all got accepted into law schools and start this fall planning to focus on Patent Law. Our LSAT's range from 152 to 162 and all three of us got accepted to 2nd and 1st Tier law schools so its definitely an option you should look into!


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