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Current Law Students / Law school talent show: What should I play?
« on: July 18, 2010, 08:32:44 AM »
Hello All:

I am going to play the guitar in a law school talent show early next year and I have no idea what to play. Do you have any suggestions? I want my set to be brief, no more than five songs, and perhaps as few as three. My tastes in music are pretty nontraditional, so I have no idea what an ordinary law student would like. I want something that appeals to everyone. I really don't know if I can typify the students at my school. I suppose you could say that they are white kids in their mid-twenties, the majority of whom hail from the Midwest. They are probably a little more liberal than conservative, though they are not socialists by any means. Half of the people there will be women, so I don't want stuff that is too heavy. Moreover, I would prefer something written for the electric guitar, though I would consider something written for the acoustic.

Thanks for the help.

Hello. Do you guys know where to get such info? Basically, a job fair is going to be held in Minneapolis and I have list of the participating firms. I would like to get some salary information on them to see if it is worth the trouble of attendance. Thanks.

Current Law Students / Do moot court judges care about substance?
« on: February 27, 2010, 12:44:45 PM »
Please delete mods

Current Law Students / Accessing briefs of actual supreme court cases
« on: February 11, 2010, 10:10:36 AM »
Hello. There is a case for which the court has granted cert, Quon v. Arch Wireless. I heard there is a way to go to something like Scotus and pull the briefs. Is this true? I don' want to do it on Westlaw, even assuming the briefs are already on there. Thanks.

Sometimes the SC will remand cases to the district court for further factfinding. I would like to know what is it's authority for doing this. In other words, is there a case in which the court holds that this is proper practice. Thanks.

Current Law Students / Need good supplement for Business Associations
« on: January 10, 2010, 10:14:51 AM »

We are using the following casebook: Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations, Seventh Edition.

Casenotes has canned briefs that are keyed to the Sixth Edition. However, I don't know how much overlap there is between the editions. What's more, I haven't had a really good experience w/ canned briefs, especially from Casenotes. Ideally, I would like something like a black letter outline; something that contains a basic outline of the subject, in addition to summaries of major cases.

Thanks for your input.

Hello. Does anyone have any insight on this question? Also, what would you say are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Thanks for your input.


Current Law Students / Need a good supplement for crim pro adjudication
« on: November 13, 2009, 12:51:39 PM »

I've included the the relevant part of my syallabus below so that you can see the topics that we are studying this semester. Thanks for the tips.


Defense Counsel:

   1) The Ethics of Defense            

   2) When Will Counsel be Provided         

   3) Adequacy of Counsel            

C.   Bail:                     

   1.  Pretrial Release                

   2.  Preventive Detention         

D.  Charging:         

   1.  Prosecutorial Discretion            

   2.  Preliminary Hearings and Grand Jury      

E.  Jeopardy and Joinder: 

   1.   Same Offense Doctrine            

   2.  Former Acquittal/Collateral Estoppel      

   3.  Joinder and Severance            

F.   Discovery:

   1.  Constitutional Discovery            

   2.  Statutory Discovery            

G.   Speedy Trial:

   1.  Preaccusation Delay            

   2.  Constitutional Right            

   3.  Statutory Right               

H.   Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining:

   1.  Policy of Plea Bargaining            

   2.  Validity of Guilty Plea            
   3.  Enforcement of Pleas            

I.   Juries:

   1.  The Right to a Jury Trial            

   2.  Venire and Voir Dire            

   3.  Peremptory Challenges and Batson      

Current Law Students / Struggling in tax; need good supplement
« on: November 12, 2009, 04:23:24 PM »
Hello. I'm taking federal income taxation and I'm at the point where the concepts are just running together. Is there a good black letter outline or some other supplement that could help me sort things out?  I use a casebook written by Samuel A. Donaldson titled "Federal Income Taxation of Individuals." I also have a supplement by Posin and Tobin titled Principles of Federal Income Taxation.

Thanks for the tips.

I went to OYEZ and I found the case. Maybe it isn't out yet. However, it was my first time using OYEZ and I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something.


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