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Current Law Students / Re: 0-L here, is recording lectures taboo?
« on: December 09, 2005, 06:20:22 PM »
My profs don't allow it unless you have a really good reason (like a broken arm).

Has anyone out there figured out a way to parse future interests? I'm struggling specifically with the difference between the condition subsequent that marks a vested remainder subject to divestment, and condition precedent that defines a contingent remainder subject to condition precedent. What makes a condition precedent and not subsequent?  It's inexplicable, I tell you.  Any help would be appreciated.

Condition precedent- something that has to happen before the person can have a vested interest (ex. "if B reaches age 16, then to B") Notice B has contingent remainder (because of the condition precedent "if B reaches age 16") until he turns 16.

Condition subsequent- is where something has to happen to defease (take away) the interest. (ex. "To B, unless B marries C.") Notice here B is getting a vested remainder subject to a condition subsequent. The CS is if B ever marries C then the interest is taken away.

I always ask:
Is it going to an unaccertainable person (ex. unborn children or something like "to A's heirs" but A is still alive so the heirs are therefore unaccertainable)  OR is there a condition precedent?
If there is either an unaccertainable person or a condition precedent, then it's a contingent remainder.

And if it's not a contingent remainder, then it's gotta be a one of the 3 types of vested remainders.   

Current Law Students / Re: E&E versus Emmanuel Outlines...HELP
« on: June 16, 2005, 04:50:42 PM »
Thanks everyone! I went on half .com and bought my emanuels and e and e primers....once i found out which casebooks I have i will search high and lo for used eds along w/ used casenotes...

eds? ???

I think that's editions.

Are you really going to have all your classes on the same day that you'd need to lug all the books?  Most schools have lockers you can keep your books or get a rolling back pack.  I have no experience with this, but I would imagine that scanning the reading for each class would take up too much time that you could be doing other things. However, I have heard of people dividing up their casebooks into sections and then re-binding them at Kinkos.  I'd wait until classes started to do something like that though.

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