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General Board / Re: mnemonics for law school
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:28:32 PM »
Defenses to Intentional Torts:

"NAPS in the CONDO PREVENT CRIME..."

Necessity
Authority, legal
Property: Defense of, Recovery of
Self, defense of

CON= Consent
DO= Defense of others

PREVENT CRIME= Prevention of crime.

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General Board / Re: mnemonics for law school
« on: October 06, 2005, 06:31:55 PM »
Types of damages in Contract cases:

"Naomi licks the puny cons for compensation."

Naomi= nominal
Licks= Liquidated (was in the contract; not unreasonable.)
Puny= punitive
Cons= Consequential (Hadley v. Baxendale)
Compensation= Compensatory


Types of damages in Torts:

"General X.M. Speck is 'out of pocket'."

General= General (pain and suffering, etc.)

X.M.= Exemplary/punitive

Speck= Special damages, i.e., "Show me the receipt"-damages like doctor bills, rental car, etc.

"Out of Pocket"= out of pocket damages in misrepresentation, i.e. the difference between what the plaintiff should have gotten and what he got.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft
« on: October 06, 2005, 05:59:57 PM »
I loved the PRESIDENT; I don't know about the school!

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Socratic Method / Re: I hate the Socratic Method
« on: October 06, 2005, 05:42:52 PM »
"I don't teach black letter law in here..."

You can almost guess what the guy's test is going to ask for--100%, rote cold memorization of black-letter law!

Why?  At the end of the semester, he's going to say, "Holy crap!  I'm sending these people out to be lawyers..."

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General Board / Re: mnemonics for law school
« on: October 06, 2005, 01:58:27 PM »
The classic "Contracts" one is of course, MYLEGS for Statute of Frauds:

Marriage, contemplation of,
Year, scope of, can't be performed in,
Land, interest in
Estate
Goods, $500 or more
Surety--guaranty of the debt of another.

Another is SUM FIG, attacking enforceability of K:

Statute of Frauds
Unconscionability
Mistake, Mutual (Raffles v. Wichelhaus)
Formation--Offer, acceptance, consideration
Incapacity--minor, drunk, insane
Gangster--Fraud, duress, illegality

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General Board / Re: mnemonics for law school
« on: October 05, 2005, 05:59:05 PM »
My "pride and joy" is my mnemonic for

"7 Dangerous Felonies" for Felony Murder Rule:

"Robb's Rhap-Sodies, our son, Larry Kidd, may hum."

Robbs= Robbery
Rhap= Rape
Sodies= Sodomy/forced
Our son= Arson
Larry= Burglary
Kidd= Kidnapping***
May hum= Mayhem

I am also proud of my mnemonic for KIDNAPPING:

"KUM to POPA":

"Kidnapping is the Unprivileged Movement of a Person from One Place to Another."

Speaking of FELONY MURDER RULE, I feel my mnemonic for the ELEMENTS OF FMR is pretty good:

"Regis' P-ACT Caused Ireland's Dangerous decLINE":

Regis= Res Gestae-Immediate crime scene including hot pursuit by police.

P= Proximate Cause

ACT= Actual cause (Prosecution needs BOTH.)

CAUSED= Cause (to help you remember causation.)

Ireland's= Separate felony, as in People v. Ireland.  (In other words, the People can't say you FELONY-BATTERED the guy; then he died).

DANGEROUS= Dangerous felony (supra).

decLINE= Commonwealth v. Redline: "The defendant cannot be held strictly liable for the death of an accomplice which he did not intend," a/k/a "The Redline Rule."

A good Tim Tyler-mnemonic is for " Common Law Burglary":

BEDONI= The Breaking and Entering into the Dwelling place of anOTHER in the Night-time with the Intent to commit a felony therein.

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Socratic Method / Re: I hate the Socratic Method
« on: October 05, 2005, 05:50:38 PM »
If it's any consolation, Socrates was forced to drink hemlock...

His wife was a b!tch; and Socrates was a mooch who never worked a single day in his life.

His final conclusion was that he knew nothing, but at least he KNEW that he knew nothing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

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Socratic Method / Re: I hate the Socratic Method
« on: September 26, 2005, 08:16:09 PM »
Your reaction is very typical and there is a lot to be said for ditching the Socratic Method.

I don't think it will leave us very soon, since professors have a lot vested in this, "all-knowing, Kung Fu Zen Master"-schtick.

Plus, if the PROFESSOR doesn't know the answer, it is really convenient to say, for instance, "Well, what do YOU think would constitute anticipatory repudiation in this case?"

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Baby Bar--
« on: September 26, 2005, 08:11:13 PM »
At NWCU, if you fail on the third try, they let you just go ahead and get your non-Bar JD.

Of course, you have to pass all of the school's tests.

I am sure it varies from school to school, however something tells me most DL schools will be "kind enough" to find a way to keep taking your money...

I would tend to think that most DL schools would be compartmentalized from the bar process.  I mean, for instance, that whether you graduate from Stanford and whether you pass the California bar are two separate things--so why should Baby Bar be different??

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General Board / I started a blog.
« on: September 09, 2005, 01:21:09 PM »

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