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OK, you have affirmative defenses, and you have element negators (both of which D can bring up) -- is this it? Are there any other types of defenses D can bring up? (Or does everything pretty much fall into one or the other category? some fall in both?)

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Studying and Exam Taking / mistake of fact in crim law
« on: December 15, 2007, 09:05:09 PM »
Does anyone have any tips for understanding this? Particularly how negligence, reasonableness, etc. comes into it all?

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Studying and Exam Taking / done with first exam, feel severely crappy
« on: December 14, 2007, 03:48:33 PM »
So I took my torts exam this morning. I have no doubt in my mind I couldn't have done any better than a C, and I'm really disappointed. I missed a few big issues (ones I know of anyway - there could definitely be more), and it's like I got really confused about duty in negligence. (And negligence was about 90 percent of our test.) I just have no idea if she'll even be able to follow anything I wrote. I really feel like I screwed up, and I still have two more exams (one on Monday, and one on Thursday), and I'm afraid this feeling is going to carry over for them and I'll just give up. Some people seemed just fine with how the exam went, and I just don't understand how they can feel that way about it; I thought it was ridiculously tough, just like how I've always thought torts was way too hard to understand :( :( :(

Just wanted to vent.

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Studying and Exam Taking / torts questions
« on: December 13, 2007, 06:58:50 AM »
OK, I need help understanding loss of chance.. here's my take on it.. usually, if a persons initial chance is more than 50 percent and they get sick or die, they can recover 100 percent because it's just a  normal medical malpractice claim. On the other hand, if it was under 50 percent, and the doctor does something negligently and takes the chance down from, say 30 percent to 10 percent, and they get sick or die frm whatever their illness was, they can recover 20 percent of their damages. Does this sound right?

Also, anyone know where I can get a checklist or osmething for when I'm taking the test? I'm completely terrified :(

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Studying and Exam Taking / how to study
« on: December 12, 2007, 04:06:28 PM »
basically, what i'm doing is slowly reading through my outline and trying to let the concepts soak in and think of how they fit together, and also taking some practice exams. i'm meeting up with my study group to talk about the tests. does this sound like a good method? anyone else have any other advice to study? i'm shocked how long it's taking em to get through my outline though.

and how much should you look at it during the test? i feel like htere's no way i can memorize all this stuff.

and can i just say i suck at torts? :((

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Studying and Exam Taking / rant, depressed
« on: November 27, 2007, 10:41:20 AM »
i feel like i get so depressed here because i feel like everyone is smarter than me. and then to further affirm that feeling in my head, it seems like those who appear smart in class are asked by others to be in study groups - and i haven't been asked or anything.

plus, i have no idea if i'm going about studying the right way, if i'm studying enough, etc. i'm trying to keep up with class reading, but also trying to finish my outlines. my first final is dec. 14, and i'm not even halfway done with that outline (or the others) - and it seems to be taking me FOREVER to make them. i'm trying to devote a lot of time to doing the outlines so i can do practice exams, clear up confusion, etc. but i dunno.

like i said, i feel depressed and just feel like everyone is more intelligent. it makes me want to run from law school screaming.

encouragement? thanks for listening.

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Studying and Exam Taking / BarBri supplement?
« on: November 14, 2007, 08:02:53 PM »
So of course BarBri is spamming us with offers of supplements if we sign up and lock in the bar review course rate now. Has anyone actually used that large book they give out? Is it helpful?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Got outline - now what?
« on: November 14, 2007, 06:54:21 PM »
So I made my outline for a mid-term I have Monday(still want to make some revisions, I don't think it flows real well), and I'm taking some practice tests. What else do I need to do to prepare for this test? Just keep re-reading the outline? Also, would making flash cards at all work to remember certain things?

Thanks!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Outlining - takes forever
« on: November 03, 2007, 08:53:00 PM »
Is it taking a LARGE CHUNK of time for anyone else? I wish I would've started sooner in the semester. It's taking me hours upon hours. Yes, it's helping me learn/understand the material, but geez. I'm trying to do the one for my K mid-term (class lasts both semesters), which is in just a few weeks, but by then my other finals will be less than a month away, and I barely have outlines started for those classes. Stress :( :(

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Studying and Exam Taking / help with torts
« on: October 19, 2007, 06:38:40 PM »
I'm having so much trouble "getting" torts. I have the E&E for torts, as well as a Crunch Time. I met with a group today to go over this practice exam question the professor gave us, and I felt like I didn't know where to start. It's like i can't wrap my head around the subject. We're studying negligence right now. Anyone have any thoughts?

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