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Current Law Students / Re: HAHAHAHAH DONE WITH 1L!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA
« on: May 09, 2006, 10:28:47 PM »
I was excited that 1L was over...

And then I picked up the journal write-on materials.  Over 200 pages.  I've been reading since about 10, and I still have 6 Supreme Ct cases to read just to finish the once through.

I would've killed for a week off before competition started.  4 days was NOT enough.

Someone on Law Review at my school said not to read all the cases. It's a waste of time; you don't need to. (I'm pretty sure that's what he said.) I think he said just grab the headnotes.

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Current Law Students / Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« on: May 09, 2006, 12:16:16 AM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.

its people like you who give lawyers a bad name.  yeah thats right, its.  no apostrophe.

what about the apostrophe in "that's"? you missed that one too.    :o

you didnt capitalize your sentences  :o

true, but i still followed the internet message board grammar requirements.

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Current Law Students / Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« on: May 05, 2006, 04:31:43 PM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.

its people like you who give lawyers a bad name.  yeah thats right, its.  no apostrophe.

what about the apostrophe in "that's"? you missed that one too.    :o

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Current Law Students / Re: Gilbert vs. E&E
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:56:20 PM »
I don't know if other people recommend this, but I also highly recommend getting whatever hornbook or study aid your professor recommends. Your professor will usually be on the same "wavelength" as the author (i.e. he will have the same view of the law). I found that I had problems a lot this year when commercial outlines, class notes, etc. conflicted and I didn't know what the hell to do. I ended up buying the hornbook my prof recommended and realized that he pretty much teaches straight from the book.

I also ended up buying a hornbook that was written by the author of my Property casebook and one that was written by the Con Law casebook. These are great because they are pretty much keyed to your course, and your professor will generally agree with these as well. Commercial outlines and the E&E's are generally very good, but it can be really annoying when you get conflicting views on a topic (e.g. the parol evidence rule and interpretation) and you don't know which one to go with in your outline, especially when your professor is fairly unclear in class so you can't usually use his/her class notes for help.

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Current Law Students / Re: Gilbert vs. E&E
« on: May 02, 2006, 03:54:16 PM »
Glannon (E&E) is essential for Civ Pro.

i just applied for a research assistant position with glannon for the summer.

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Current Law Students / Real Estate Transactions Hypo/Question
« on: May 02, 2006, 12:51:16 AM »
Go easy on me. We covered real estate in a week:

Seller sells the property to Buyer 2 illegimately after he has signed the OTP and the PSA with Buyer 1. Buyer 1 will sue Seller for breach of the PSA, but since the OTP is now considered a binding contract in most states, can Buyer 1 theoretically sue for breach of both the PSA AND the OTP (not that the result matters anyway because he can sue for breach of the PSA anyway)?

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Current Law Students / Re: Gilbert vs. E&E
« on: May 02, 2006, 12:49:00 AM »
Depends on the subject.

The recommendations in Law School Confidential are pretty solid:

Contracts - Emanuels
Torts - Gilberts; E&E
Property - Gilberts
Civ Pro - Emanuels; E&E
Con Law - Emanuels
Crim Law - Gilberts

I strongly agree with E&E on Civ Pro and Contracts Emanuels (and probably Emanuels Con Law as well -- haven't had much time to use it though). Torts E&E and Gilberts are good, not amazing though). The rest are decent. Many people rave about Gilberts Property but my prof's teaching doesn't coincide well with it.

It depends a lot on your prof. Some profs teach pretty much straight from a hornbook.

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Current Law Students / Re: Finals
« on: April 30, 2006, 06:41:32 PM »
damn. my property final is on wednesday and its FIVE credits. we have to know so much stuff its insane.

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This is what the E&E says:

If the breach is total and material, the non-breaching party may:
(1)   withhold performance;
(2)   terminate; and
(3)   claim full damages for breach.

However, if the breach is material but not total, the non-breaching party may:
(1)   suspend performance;
(2)   await cure; and
(3)   claim compensation for any loss suffered.

Because most promise exchanged in a contract are dependent, each party’s performance is an express, implied, or constructive condition of the other party’s duty to perform.

Therefore, if one party materially breaches his performance obligation, this is not only a breach of the promise, but also the non-fulfillment of the condition to any performance may not yet have been rendered by the other party.

This is why a total and material breach permits the victim to withhold any performance that he has not rendered.

If the breach is not material (i.e. there is substantial performance), the nonbreaching party may only claim compensation for any loss suffered.

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Current Law Students / Re: Finals
« on: April 27, 2006, 09:46:17 PM »
First in time, first capture, finders rights in general, marital estates, anything and everyone on easements and covenants (we spent a month on these two things alone), nuisance, eminent domain and regulatory takings, and everything we did on zoning (which was quite a bit)

I could have missed the first 3 weeks of class, and stopped going and doing the reading after the first or second week of march.

that's weird. i may ask you about this later when i have more time.

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