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General Board / Issue Spotting
« on: January 08, 2008, 12:06:46 AM »
Am looking for a definition, and examples, of what "issue spotting" is.

Thanks.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Torts - Review CD's
« on: November 27, 2007, 09:38:47 PM »
Looking for suggestions on good CD's for review of torts - something pretty organized.

Thanks.

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General Board / Re: Cause in fact vs. Proximate Cause
« on: October 23, 2007, 04:10:37 AM »
Thanks for the great example.  So, in your example, house "A" burning is a "cause in fact" of all of the other houses that burned, but it may only be treated as a proximate cause of house "B" burning?


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General Board / Re: Personal Jurisdiction Over the Defendant
« on: October 23, 2007, 04:06:53 AM »
Thanks for the explanations!

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L.L.M. Board / What is an LLM for exactly?
« on: October 21, 2007, 07:16:37 AM »
Can someone please explain what the role of an LLM is?  I'm currently in a 1L program part-time and also working full time.

I'm not necessarily interested in practicing law but do want a legal background and am not sure if there is any alternative other than going to law school for four years part-time.

Would an LLM be a possibility or do you need a law degree to get into an LLM program?

Thanks.

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General Board / Re: Personal Jurisdiction Over the Defendant
« on: October 20, 2007, 06:18:55 AM »
Thanks for the description.

So, say in your description, that federal subject matter description is met because of federal question criteria and the plaintiff can bring suit in federal court.  Would we then say that "the federal court can exercise jurisdiction over the case?"

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General Board / Personal Jurisdiction Over the Defendant
« on: October 20, 2007, 01:41:10 AM »
Glannon's Civil Pro book says that one of the requirements of a proper court for a lawsuit is "the need to find a court that can exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant."

I know (I think) that states can assert PJ over a defendant in certain circumstances.

However, if the complaint is filed in federal court, do we also say that the federal court is "exercising personal jurisdiction over the defendant?"

(I'm getting a little mixed up between state personal jurisdiction and federal subject matter diversity.)

Thanks!

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General Board / Re: Cause in fact vs. Proximate Cause
« on: October 18, 2007, 10:01:30 PM »
Maybe it's me being dense - maybe it's because it's late - but I still don't get it.

Maybe a different example will help if anyone has one.

Thanks.

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General Board / Cause in fact vs. Proximate Cause
« on: October 18, 2007, 10:24:12 AM »
I'm not clear on the exact differences between "cause in fact" and "proximate cause" and am looking for an example.

Thanks for any help.

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General Board / Re: well pleaded complaint
« on: October 18, 2007, 12:14:01 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I just wanted to confirm that "well pleaded" didn't have anything to do with having done a good job with the complaint.

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