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Yeah, a TA of mine mentioned, "you'll learn about X on the last day of class in the spring."  I got weak at the thought - an end to this first year, be still my heart.

And yes I think it is just practice pratice practice until it sinks in.  Practice makes...competent?

I'll check out that book, thanks!

This is all very helpful, thank you.  I think I just need to take it a little at a time; no matter how often I study it, the first time I go back to it, it looks like greek and I get overwhelmed.

Current Law Students / Re: How long should you study for the LSAT??
« on: October 28, 2005, 06:12:13 PM »
Study until you feel confident in your strategies. I highly recommend you take as many practice tests as you can.  The logic games ate my lunch, so I tried do as many of them as I could stand.  So in a sense I did not 'study' for the LSAT, I practiced. I hope you are taking a prep course like Kaplan; I would not have been able to make the grade I did without guidance from Kaplan.

good luck!

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.

Indiana - Bloomington / Re: Anyone have Dworkin for Torts?
« on: October 26, 2005, 01:05:01 PM »
Oh, awesome! Thanks so much for the feedback.  And excellent tip on Gilberts, good to know. Keep me posted on how you are doing.

Indiana - Bloomington / Anyone have Dworkin for Torts?
« on: September 30, 2005, 01:13:22 PM »
Hello Indiana -
I'm a 1L at Seattle University, and next summer I will be taking Torts from Professor Dworkin. Does anyone have any insights, comments, things I should read ahead of time?  Anny insight will be appreciated.

Current Law Students / Re: How to recover from my first final?
« on: August 03, 2005, 05:06:30 PM »
Thanks guys, that helps. I'll try to keep some perspective....

Current Law Students / How to recover from my first final?
« on: August 03, 2005, 12:44:08 PM »
Took my Crim Law final last night.
All in all, it blew, I think.
I feel like I did not have an opportunity to show what I had learned. The multiple choice section was very difficult, the shades of gray in the answers were almost indiscernible to me. He had told us weíd have to pick the best answer, that more than one would be right. I can honestly say that I am only sure of getting 5 of the 16 correct.

And the essay section had very little meat to it, it was just degrees of homicide, basically. What  about conspiracy, attempt, rape, felony-murder, accomplice liability? We didnít get to write about any of those. I learned so much and the final sucked.I wish we could have used our notes or outlines or something....
And at one point he told me Iíd do fine, that I Ďgot ití and should do well! And he said he wouldnít trick us, or test us on stuff we didnít study (which I guess he didn't...)And he was such a great professor. We loved him, he was so patient with us and so enthusiastic...
And I loved class!  I feel cheated somehow.
My grade is going to suck. I donít want to be an average student, I have to do things very well or else I beat myself up.
Like now.
I actually thought, going in, I might be one of the ones to pull an A out of this class. Iím just so disappointed in myself I could cry.
Sorry to run on.
Has anyone else ever felt this way?

Awesome. Thank you.

Many states (I don't know how many) base their criminal laws on the MPC. They may base some of their statutes on the MPC entirely or not at all. Because many students will come to the law school from different states and then return, the MPC is something they are interested in teaching. You will also find the same thing when you take Professional Responsibility. The class will be centered around the Model Rules of Professional Conduct because many states use that to fashion their own rules.
Thank you - that makes sense!
Soooo...if I can understand/apply what the MPC is defining, then I can better understand the intent of individual statutes?

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