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Current Law Students / Re: HELP ME!
« on: November 18, 2004, 10:33:48 AM »
We had to put down $50.   :D

I looked at the book last night.  The contracts outline is 97 pages and the torts outline is 100 pages.

If I were you JeffJoe, I would not read the BARBRI review book cover to cover.  The outlines are so long b/c they cover EVERYTHING in EVERY subject.  A lot of the stuff in the book we did not cover in class.  This is how I use the book.  I get out my class notes, a commercial outline specific for that course and the BARBRI review.  I then start working on my own outline.  Whenever I get stuck on something that we went over in class, I refer to the BARBRI review's explanation and the specific commerical outline (Gilbert for Property).  After referring to 3 different sources, I put things into my own words (b/c I understand it at that point) and then add it to my outline.

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Current Law Students / Re: Funny Torts Hypo
« on: November 18, 2004, 09:50:04 AM »
Hmmm...we did not cover assault, only battery.  We did not cover emotional distress either.

I see your points Dean Prosser.  My eyes are now open.  Do you think it would be helpful to make a checklist and just run down the checklist during the exam...checking to see if anything applies?


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Current Law Students / Re: Funny Torts Hypo
« on: November 17, 2004, 08:57:15 PM »
"Bob is driving his car down the street when he sees Sally, his ex wife, driving in the opposite direction.  Bob, who is in bitter divorce proceedings with her, swerves his car towards her at high speed and at the last second swerves back into his own lane.  Sally in an attempt to avert the collision, pulls her car sharply to the right, loses control and enters Alex's front yard smashing into a tree.  The fire department has to cut up the tree in order to free Sally from the car.  She suffers a nervous breakdown and other physical injuries."

Discuss all parties' liability.


What (main and small) issues would you write about???

Sally v. Bob (Negligence. Bob had duty.  Maybe even special relationship??? Breached that duty by swerving.  Causation in fact caused by Bob.  But for Bob, Sally would not have been harmed.  Proximate b/c Sally's harm was w/in the risk of Bob driving like a maniac. No defenses, Sally did not contribute to the risk/harm, did not assume the risk. We haven't reached damages yet.)

Alex v. Sally (Negligence.  But for Sally, the harm to Alex's yard would not have occured, but Sally was a free intervening actor to Bob's action, so Sally was not the proximate cause.  Not too sure.)

Alex v. Bob (But for Bob Alex's property and tree would not have been messed up.  Bob was the direct cause, Sally just a FVIA.)

Alex v. Fire Dept

Give me a break...I did this quick as hell.  Someone tell me if I made any sense at all.

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Current Law Students / Re: Final Exams - Help!
« on: November 16, 2004, 11:29:31 AM »
No problem :)

I have four finals.  12/7, 12/10, 12/14 and 12/17.

Do you guys have secure exams?  We do...it's a computer program that locks you out of all other programs while taking your exam.


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Current Law Students / Re: Final Exams - Help!
« on: November 14, 2004, 09:08:25 PM »
I need some advice about preparing for finals.  I am so crunched for time with a memo, outlining, and the usual coursework that I don't think I will have time to prepare much, if at all, for finals before the reading period starts.  I think it'll take me the entire Thanksgiving break to finish outlining. Before my first final I have 4 full days to study.  For the remaining three I have 3 to 3 1/2 days between each one.  Is this enough time to prepare? 

First of all...calm down. You will be fine.  You would not be in law school if you weren't smart or couldn't handle the pressure.  What you need to do is skim over the reading this week and bust your ass on your outlines.  My goal is to have all of my outlines up to date by Friday and I'm studying my ass off all Sat - Tues of next week.  YOU WILL BE FINE!

Print out a calendar, write down what you plan to do each day and stick to it!  We will pull through this together!

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Current Law Students / Re: Studying for Final Exams
« on: November 14, 2004, 09:02:59 PM »
About mid-November, first-year law students around the country begin to perspire, wake up in the middle of the night, and generally work themselves into some level of frenzy.  Why?  Their first real honest-to-goodness grade-determining final exams of their law school career are approaching.

When lawyers face significant barriers (oh, say, trials, appellate arguments, etc.), they often do this: plan.  So do successful law students.

How can you create a strategic plan to prepare for your first-ever law school finals?  I published one example of strategic planning on my website today (11-14).  Go the site (see URL below), click on the FAQ button on the left, then click on Final Exam Study Strategy (lower left corner of the FAQ grid). 

Let me know what you think.



I think it's great!  Sounds like everything the successful 2Ls and 3Ls at my school have said.  It's nice to have it all in one document.  I will be printing it out...as long as it's ok with you.


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Current Law Students / Re: Most hated people on this board
« on: November 13, 2004, 01:55:09 PM »
Hmmm...weird.  I like all 3 but I'm sure Downy would win.

How do you weigh in on someone's rep???

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Current Law Students / Re: Old Exams
« on: November 07, 2004, 11:15:09 AM »
Well I know for my school old law school exams are password protected and only a few have answers with them.  I think a lot of other schools have a similar system and I was wondering if people would be interested in swapping old exams with answers included.


I would be willing to but my school's online exams do not offer model answers.  Have you tried looking in the back of commercial outlines?

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Current Law Students / Practice Exams
« on: November 05, 2004, 05:17:46 PM »
When do you guys plan on taking Practice Exams?  I'm starting next week.  By Sunday all of my outlines should be up to date (I'm happy to report that my TORTS outline is in tip top shape).

How many practice exams are you going to take?

Are you guys nervous or excited about exams?!?!?!?!?!

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Current Law Students / Re: D.A.M.N Part II
« on: November 02, 2004, 10:32:45 AM »
what's your memo on?

The memo is on contract formation and whether or not an oral agreement terminated the original contract.

I finished the rough draft and handed it in on time :)

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