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General Board / Re: Got Mnemonics?
« on: January 04, 2005, 11:17:52 PM »
love FIRM, any more for Torts?

I am a 2L and we use them.  Most recently for the types of things that must be proved in order to obtain punitive damages:



Also for determining whether the courts will certifify a Class Action in Civ Pro:


Adequate Representation

Hope these help.

Pointless Arguments / Re: JJ and Susan
« on: January 04, 2005, 11:09:03 PM »
Joan and Arc

Leopold and Loeb

Rogers and Hammerstein

Laurel and Hardy

see below for what I learned!  ;)

Pointless Arguments / Re: JJ and Susan
« on: January 04, 2005, 10:31:30 PM »
perhaps it's the ghosts of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?  :o

Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: January 04, 2005, 10:28:45 PM »
Mr. Slick, I would refer you to an article in last Sunday's NY Times regarding this type of "creep".
Pretty fascinating to think that this may be the end of America as our generation knew it....

Pointless Arguments / Re: JJ and Susan
« on: January 04, 2005, 07:44:13 PM »
any guesses? Dean Loser or Townsend perhaps?  ;)

I don't teaching subject to malpractice. guess not....maybe breach of contract?
unconscionability? Lewis told a classmate that a syllabus is a contract..... ???

Nashville School of Law / Re: Professor Lewis' LSAT
« on: January 04, 2005, 06:08:03 PM »
could you specify what you don't give one about?
You've obviously mistaken me for someone that gives a *&^%.

I learned that Hogan's C memo is considered "excellent" by someone with these qualifications: 
So, while it may be a C to our prof--- in the real world (where we will actually practice)
it is something that can be "relied upon by the senior partner without hesitation" and that makes me feel fantastic regardless of my arbitrary grade.
This from the firm's website:
Mr. lawyer:(name changed to protect him from trolls) also knows Hogan.
After he read my memo he told me he had litigated many LOIC cases.
Focus: Healthcare Litigation
Credentialing and Peer Review
Litigation/Risk Management
Personal Injury Litigation
Mr. X has specialized in litigating civil matters throughout his career, both in state and federal court. He focuses primarily upon the representation of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in healthcare litigation, including medical malpractice, credentialing and peer review, and contractual and regulatory compliance. Mr. X is actively involved in consulting with the firm's healthcare clients on loss prevention and risk management issues, and in coordinating the defense of professional liability and general liability claims.
Mr. X also has litigation experience in product liability actions involving automobiles, trucks, drugs, pesticides, medical devices and manufacturing equipment. In addition, he has prosecuted selected personal injury and wrongful death actions, resulting in over $3.5 million in settlements and judgments. He has extensively participated in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Representative matters include the following:
Litigation counsel for major academic medical center and tertiary care hospital for professional liability claims.
Representation of national owner/operators of hospitals and freestanding surgical centers regarding loss prevention, risk management, insurance, credentialing and peer review matters.
Lead defense counsel in consolidated litigation involving multiple fatality nursing home fire.
Mr. X is a Member of the Litigation and the Healthcare Practice Areas in the firm's Nashville Downtown Office. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he played on the Varsity Golf Team. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1982. Mr. X then attended the University of Tennessee Law School where he served as student materials editor for the Tennessee Law Review and his case note, Constitutional Law - Limitation of Actions - Application of the Vested Rights Doctrine, 51 Tenn. L. Rev. 129 (Fall 1983), was selected for publication. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee in 1985.
Mr. X is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations, American Health Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Nashville (Nashville Post magazine, January 2003).

Pointless Arguments / Re: JJ and Susan
« on: January 04, 2005, 05:54:25 PM »
well, at least we know Kathleen hasn't gone insane.  :D
Now if we just posit identities for the troll it will eventually lead us to its identity.
eventually we will catch it in the troll trap...
I think the rumor I've heard about the a** kisser in a class other than Monday night might be our troll.
As for troll reality shows.....
How about "trolls---good law students gone bad"
or "trolls---where lawyers get their reputations"
or "trolls---lets repeal free speech and see what happens"
or "trolls---mastering the art of whining about whining"
I don't think any of these shows have the potential for success, unless justice was served to the troll at the end. Something worse than being voted off the island....maybe the troll will be forced to eat all its words over a plate of worm linguini. Or, UNMASK ITSELF AT THE END OF THE SHOW and let all those it has maligned know who it is.
Nashville is a small town and Tennessee a reasonably small state. It is entirely possible we will be working with our classmates at some point.
All those dark, brooding hints about "upper level profs" and "this has gone deep" with their sense of terrible foreboding....what about discovering the troll's identity and holding it responsible for its nastiness...that would be a total shame to be known as the lawyer who slammed his/her classmates during school in favor of "the man" (prof). What a way to start a law career.
n2dlaw, I hope you plan on practicing in Hohenwald, cause once we determine who you are....well, let's just say it will go deeper than you can imagine......
deep dark sense of foreboding purposefully inserted here...... :-*

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