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General Board / Hey registering for classes
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:46:54 PM »
i want to be a white collar ciminal defense attorney, everything else sickens me to my stomach.

I am enrolled in Federal Income tax class and business litigationa & crimes,

will take this class help me bcome a better criminal attorney?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Clever Professors Piss Me Off
« on: May 10, 2008, 11:13:37 PM »
Just let it go; you didn't get who owns the moon property question did you?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Quick property question
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:52:20 AM »
Thats a very good question. Well, the landlord can eject/evict the sublessee from his property, he just lacks "legal" privity for suing him for his property interest, that is, backrent.

I guess to argue by analogy, he should be able to sue the sublessee if he is creating a nuisance, I mean if he can evict him, then I don't see why he can't "sue" him. Maybe not in law though, but definately in equity. BUT likely even in Law, the rule of Keeble v. Hickerngill is "whenever the acts of another malicously harm a property interest, a cause of action lies in all cases." Trespass on the case II, indirect damages to property. So, there is a power to "sue" in both dimensions of the word.

if its a poor answer sorry, I did my best. MG

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: LEEWS- helpful?
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:39:43 AM »
Listen Jacy, your really smart, and like you observed, I don't seem to be on par with your intellegence, after all I go to Brooklyn Law, and your at Emroy. I just don't get LEEWS, I tried it, and I have personally found that its deadweight & instills false confidence, which is risky during exam time.

I find the LEEWS program to be a way for Miller to indoctrinate gullible, afraid, and confused 1Ls. This is how the man came off to me, as if, he had to prove himself not wrong; or placing the burden on the students to prove him not an idiot. The fun catch phrases (UBE/Blender etc.)&  super-structure seems to be an unneccesarily complex substitute for reading a transaction, & simply asking "why did the Prof. put that there? hmmmm...?" coupled with a cold-knowledge of the law with practice on hypos/exams.   

I like to spot issues as I see them, sometimes there are no conflicting parties, sometimes there is no time to outline 4 Q.'s wasting 40 minutes of exam time planning, sometimes the issues you "Blender" up will be given to you at the end of a long convoluted hypo. Like I said, LEEWS has the potential to make you "Lose" big, its a material risk that requires careful heed, even you conceded that "it doesn't work for non-linear" thinkers. Thats my two cents.

Best of luck on exams, plz no more animus, peace & love :) 

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: LEEWS- helpful?
« on: May 04, 2008, 04:56:54 PM »
Well I have nothing against the whole program, but even if someone gets "discuss" or a certain test that seems susceptible to LEEWS, its application might be detrimental, since while you are wasting time conflict parring & imputing a plethora of issues, which are NOT on the professor's checklist (sadly no issue points), you could have been just thinking about the question & focusing on the precise issues being sought & a quality discussion of those isses, instead of mere quantity.

Eever Notice that LEEWS & "LOSE" sound exactly the same? :)

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: LEEWS- helpful?
« on: May 03, 2008, 10:48:42 PM »
Well thats really nice that you got a 4.0, but I reasonably doubt it was due to LEEWS. The technique is a waste of valuable time, it can cause you to overlook key-facts and see the test not wholistically, paying too much attention to possibly made-up issues and too little focus on writing. 

Don't get me wrong, if the teacher wants to see dialectic then may-be LEEWS is helpful, but it seems to me, all he is saying is to Look at both points of view, outline, and see what issue you think are applicable. --> His whole superiority complex thing, not feeling it.  If one get A's with LEEWS one surely can them w/out it, its a question of degree & the "right stuff."

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: LEEWS- helpful?
« on: April 15, 2008, 02:02:15 AM »
LEEWS didn't f-up my grades (I did pretty well), but it could have, its a complex system that degrades exam-taking, giving the appearance of craftiness, when in reality, you can really back-urself into corner by wasting away precious minutes spotting issues that u think are there but do not exist, and instilling urself foolhardy confidence.

"Blender" "UBE" the man has taken turds and dressed them in radiance. Really, conflict-parring is OK, but its bull, all of it really is a waste of time on the exam & outside of it, I much rather read my notes practice exams & make my own free-flowing outline--instead o thinking so linearly, everything that man says is simply know the law & apply it, and if u did well using lEEWS, you could have done much better w/out it, that is, ur A- could have been an A+ if u didn't waste those minutes on minsucile issues like LEEWS says so.
He just took IRAC, and made it five-times as complex as it needs to be. Sentence at a time, and basic outlines & thinking before each one, i really didn't need to pay $100 for that nonsense.     

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Law Firms / quick Q.'s
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:52:16 PM »
I'm @ BLS, Q.1: is it nearly impossible for me to work in BIg law?, q.2: if not, will I be worked like a filthy animal (e.g. 70-80 hr weeks)? , q.3: what kind of law is practiced in these firms, will crim. law suffice, or must be corporate in nature? Thx.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: LEEWS- helpful?
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:26:26 PM »
No its not helpful, and may give you a bad grade.

Don't listen to what some guy who is trying to justify taking $100 from you instead of your professor and yourself, it is improbable this used-car salesman-like man is correct and every law-professor since the dawn of mankind is wrong.
With this in mind, Just read "The 8 Secretes of Top Exam Performance" by Yale Professor Whitebread, it costs 10 dollars, and 1/100 of the time, and ia 1,000 times more effective.

It gives you key general tips on preparing and writing an exam, not some specific formula that all-too-often goes against the grain of what the professor has taught, or style of exam. LEEWS may be helpful but can also f* up ur grades, the risk is urs.--M.

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Transferring / LOR's
« on: March 15, 2008, 08:47:53 PM »
should I ask my professor for one now, or should I wait until I get my spring semster grades?

I just don't feel like asking any of them now, it might divert my focus and create stigma that is unnecessary.

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