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General Board / Re: "Errors" in Exam Questions
« on: December 07, 2004, 03:26:52 PM »
My K prof handed out a series of practice questions for his exam.  One of the questions contained a possible error that did not render the question inanswerable but completely changed the rationale.  He say's that it was an "obvious" error, and that I should have indicated as much in my answer.

d**mn.  While I think he's wrong, he's the prof, so as the kids say nowadays, "Whevs."

Have any of your professors indicated what you should do if you encounter an error, be it possible or obvious?

I honestly think that your prof was lying.  Most prof don't put errors in their exams.  All of my profs say that if, and they stressed IF you think there is an error, bring it up.  I bet your prof was embarrassed that you found an error so he made that reply.  If I were you, I wouldn't worry about finding errors on your exam along with issue spotting and analysis...that's just ridiculous.

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General Board / How many pages is YOUR outline???
« on: December 04, 2004, 05:58:23 PM »
For me...

Contracts: 35 pages
Crim Law: 24 pages
Property: 42 (not including lots of examples for RAP, FI problems so damn near 50! And we have to write it and we HAVE to use case names so I had to include every friggin case!)
Torts: 42 plus a 2 page Theory Outline

Soon I'll be making 1 page issue outlines/checklists.

Did anyone have an exam this week?  My first exam is on Tuesday...CONTRACTS :)

Back to the books...

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Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: December 04, 2004, 05:53:03 PM »
I'm reading about unconscionability in contracts right now.  there was a discussion in the casebook about five pages long giving Rent-A-Center as an example.

They talked about the woman who furnished her home through RAC and when she spent the 'rent' money on a new leg (diabetes) they repossessed everything including the refrigerator.

And they talked about the repo men they used.  Some accepted sex as a bribe to not repo.  And even one who took the sex and then repo'ed the furniture anyway.

What some people will do!

I've given myself the task of researching Tennessee cases against title loan companies.  They are legalized loan sharks in my opinion, and Tennessee should be ashamed to be so accomodating to them.

Can you give me the case citation?  I want to read it!  :)

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General Board / Re: Holiday Help
« on: December 02, 2004, 01:59:09 PM »
I use my PalmPilot a lot, and I loved the book "Law School Confidential."  I also know a lot of people who love their iPods.  All good gifts!

When I first read that book I too thought that it was great.  In hindsight, it is not.  It basically tells you how to get organized, wow.  And it gives outlining tips but if you actually start outlining that early in the semester (from day 1) you will end up redoing the outline b/c by the time November comes, you'll realize what your outline really needs to be.  And another thing...it had NO info on exam writing.  You can know the information COLD, you can know it forwards and backwards, you can have the best outline, you can say the most profound things in class, but if you don't know how to write the exam, you are SCREWED!

Buy your brother a book on writing law school exams.

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General Board / Re: 1L's when are you applying for Summer Jobs?
« on: November 27, 2004, 08:14:17 PM »
I'm working on my cover letter and resume as we speak since we got a little break for this thanksgiving.  When does everybody plan on looking for summer internships and more importantly, do you think we're going to get paid?  I have often heard that most firms do not provide paid interships for 1L's.  I guess it just depends on where you end up right?

I'm going to start sending my cover letter and resume to judges during Xmas break.  Then I'll my packet to a few more judges in May.  I want a clerkship this summer.  At my school, for every 60 hours you work you get 1 credit, you can earn 4 credits max.  The catch, you can't earn over $2000 for the summer.

Uhhh...just read my last post.  My mind sure does move faster than my finger.  Anyway, I'm sending out a second round in Jan, and a final round in Feb.  I know, I know...it sucks.  But if a 1L finds an internship that pays more than $2000, they can take it, they just can't get any externship credit. 

Does you school allow you to earn credits and still get paid?????

oh that's just not fair!  The 2L's make $2000 a week at their internships, how are they gonna try to cap you at 2000 for the entire summer?  We gotta eat too!  1L's...we sure are the bottom of the barrel.

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General Board / Re: 1L's when are you applying for Summer Jobs?
« on: November 24, 2004, 10:17:10 PM »
I'm working on my cover letter and resume as we speak since we got a little break for this thanksgiving.  When does everybody plan on looking for summer internships and more importantly, do you think we're going to get paid?  I have often heard that most firms do not provide paid interships for 1L's.  I guess it just depends on where you end up right?

I'm going to start sending my cover letter and resume to judges during Xmas break.  Then I'll my packet to a few more judges in May.  I want a clerkship this summer.  At my school, for every 60 hours you work you get 1 credit, you can earn 4 credits max.  The catch, you can't earn over $2000 for the summer.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: HELP ME!
« on: November 18, 2004, 12:33:48 PM »
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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General Board / Re: Funny Torts Hypo
« on: November 18, 2004, 11:50:04 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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Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: November 17, 2004, 11:02:44 PM »
OOoooooo.  I have over a thousand rewards points in Westlaw.  Pretty soon I can order some books, but what books?  I don't think I'll be able to get any required books, but some study guides or one of the black letter law series.

Any suggestions?



WOW!  1,000 points!  ALREADY?!?!  I like Lexis Nexis better but they don't give as many points...I might have to switch...I want free stuff!

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General Board / Re: Funny Torts Hypo
« on: November 17, 2004, 10:57:15 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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