Is this valuable to have for 1L I did some research and found Black's to pretty much be the authority on legal dictionaries, but should I shell out the 65 bucks for it now? Anyone using it now?
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it all depends on who you ask, there's many different theories, social contract in one, first articulated by hobbes or rouseou (sp?) that basically said because we agree to be part of society and not live as savages we are also agreeing to follow the law that society has created. I'm sure the philosphy people will have much more to say about than I do but i remember that vaugely from political philosphy.
I have a criminal law question that I was hoping someone could help me out with. Given what happened in New York today. If someone were to attempt to kill themselves, yet not succeed and in the process kill someone else. Would the intent to kill then transfer from the suicide attempter on to the third party who was killed. If it was all in the same overt action. Say a guys tries to kill himself by torching his house and a bystander is killed by an explosion. Would the guy then be accountable for First Degree Murder charges. Would the intentional mens rea apply or would you only be able to hold for a lesser mens rea of knowingly or recklessness. Also I was talking to a friend about dimenished capacity defense and I was wondering if you could pass the standard, as you were fully aware of the consequences of your actions were that death could occur. Thanks.
I know working for the government in criminal law, either as a DA or PD is not as stressful, as corp law. A great deal of people actually enjoy it. The hours are a lot better (you're only going to work at the most 60 hours usually more like 40-45). However the pay is low.
Hi Everyone. I will add a foreword to my question to put everything into context
LLM or JD, the JD is the base law degree, think of it as a phd and you're LLM as your post doc. You can not attend an LLM program with out some type of law degree in the US or oversees.
From what I've gathered a good LSAT will overshadow a poor GPA in most cases, all schools have a ratio of LSAT to GPA and you can see how important both are. When you register for LSDAS you can find information on their site.
If you have a B you have a 3.0 GPA by most standards
You need to figure out what region you want to work in and the school type you want to spend the next three years. Do you want to live in the northeast US or California. Also realize that there are tiers and different schools will be able to afford you more mobility when looking for your first job. For example, in Philly where I live, there are three differnt tiers of schools. Penn will get you a job anywhere in the US, Temple not so much as Penn but still relativly strong and Widener will get you a good job in Philly or Delaware, but outside of that it will be difficult. So you need to see where you want to practice and find a school accordingly. Go to their websites, visit schools, talk to your advisors in undergrad. You'll find a lot of people on this site are helpful and a lot are so insecure about themselves they will tear you down at every chance, don't let them affect you.
you can message me if you have any questions, I just finished the getting into law school game this year and will answer any questions you have.
the lady in the financial aid office explained it to me and if i'm not mistaken the budget is what you are allowed totat, between grad plus, scholarship, grant, stafford and/or unsubed federal loans. She broke it all down to me so it's the 44k minue your expected family contribution. But what I don't understand fully is why the scholarship is listed as part of our budget, that in my opinion shoud be exlcuded.