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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Best Study Aids?
« on: September 21, 2004, 06:53:07 PM »
The best study aids I have found are the tapes for sale on barristerbooks.com.  I think they are all by Gilbert.  They have them for all the major courses.  I bought them for Torts and Contracts last year.  Loved them so much have now got them for Property, Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Evidence.  Haven't listened to all the new ones yet.  However I will say that the Torts helped me get an A in torts and I never would have figured out Statute of Frauds in contracts if not for the neumonics (I can't spell) on the Contracts tape.  They break the concepts down in to easy to remember concepts.  They are not normally case specific (except for MAJOR cases) nor are they state specific.  They are expensive ($40 to $60) per set, but worth it.

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Outlining Torts
« on: September 21, 2004, 04:08:43 PM »
Don't worry about the case names.  There are very few cases you need to know by name (there are some, but few).  Yes, it sounds impressive in class to be able to say something like in the case Harry v Sally the plaintiff yada yada yada, but the important thing is to remember the law that the case developed.  The only cases I would try to remember by name would be those that are mentioned for you to know, but are not covered in class (hint, hint).

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Torts with Davidson
« on: September 20, 2004, 11:32:12 AM »
He took out JOHNSON V WOMENS HOSPITAL!!!!!??????  I can't beleive that.  That is like THE case on intentional infliction of emotional distress! :o

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Legal Writing and Research
« on: September 16, 2004, 01:20:48 PM »
Yes, you get to complete evaluations at the end of each class.  They are required.  Your grade for the class will not be released until you fill out the evaluation.  The evaluation forms appear 2 to 3 weeks prior to the end of the class.  They are annonymous unless you want to put your name on them.  I don't think Intro to Law could be exciting no matter who taught it.  Davidson taught a shorter version last year and he was really hung up on history.  You should be sure to state your opinions in a poite way on the evaluation forms.

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Briefs: which ones
« on: September 15, 2004, 05:18:55 PM »
I live where my family is and I work where the work is.  they just aren't very close togehter.

It takes me 90 minutes to get to work each day.

Bless your heart.  Wish you could find something in N'ville or someplace between Nash and T'homa, at least that would cut your drive some.  Hang in there and use your commute time to your advantage.  I'll be glad to help if I can.

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Briefs: which ones
« on: September 15, 2004, 05:10:26 PM »
five days a week.

That is a seriously convoluted path!  ::) Do you make the drive from Tullahoma to Hunsville every day?  It gives you much time for listening to recorded lectures. 

I don't think you are crazy for going to law school, I think you are insane for making that kind of drive just to work everyday!  How long does it take you to get to and from work and why on earth do you do it?  What days are you at school?

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Briefs: which ones
« on: September 15, 2004, 04:54:16 PM »
That is a seriously convoluted path!  ::) Do you make the drive from Tullahoma to Hunsville every day?  It gives you much time for listening to recorded lectures. 

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Briefs: which ones
« on: September 15, 2004, 04:40:32 PM »
That helps - I've done that as well.  Where do you commute from and what nights are you at the school?

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Briefs: which ones
« on: September 15, 2004, 04:33:11 PM »
If you can't find anyone to study with, try to meet at the school a few days before tests.  Even a couple of hours before the exam can help nail down one or two difficult concepts.  If that doesn't work - go to barristerbooks.com and buy the tapes.  They won't help you study the actual material that you are taught in class, but they are very good for the concepts.  Very good to have if you spend a lot of time in the car.

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Nashville School of Law / Re: Briefs: which ones
« on: September 15, 2004, 04:15:11 PM »
Actually you do not call either of them Lawyer until/if they pass the bar.  Each person has to find out what is the best way for him or her to study and learn the material.  Whether that is using group briefs or doing them yourself.  That is the hardest part about the first year, finding out how it all fits together for you. As for the "overacheivers" Dean Townsend has statistics that show that bar passage percentage is linked to GPA.

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