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General Board / Question about discovery
« on: September 29, 2009, 06:09:08 PM »
What are the most common types of discovery orders. I see that many appellate courts review discovery orders for an absue of discretion, and have applied this standard of review to discovery orders compelling documents that the party claims that the attorney-client privilege protects. However, since whether there has been waiver of the AC priv if usually a question of law, it doesn't make any sense to me that they should apply such a high standard of review for discovery orders involving claims of attorney-client privilege. Are there other discovery orders that are more fact-related than orders denying claims of Ac priv and/or are more common? Thanks for your suggestions.

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General Board / Sanctions question as it relates to discovery
« on: September 21, 2009, 11:52:15 PM »
I would like to know if the FRCPs authorize district court judges to order sanctions against parties who abuse the discovery process by filing excessive and meritless appeals from interlocutory discovery orders (assuming, arguendo, that the orders are immediately appealable). Or, would that be more a matter for the court of appeals within which the appeals are filed? Thanks.

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The suit looks really nice. I just don't know how serious hiring attorneys take the tradition of dark suits and white dress shirts. I get sick of white dress shirts.

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General Board / Interview tips?
« on: August 07, 2009, 12:10:49 PM »
Folks:

I have eight first interviews next week and I have no idea what to expect. It's for a position as a summer associate at the end of 2L year. These are large firms and I would imagine that they're looking for clerks to work in general litigation. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

John Saxon

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General Board / What are firms looking for in a cover letter?
« on: July 04, 2009, 07:22:07 PM »
Any general tips?

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General Board / Interviews--need resume tips for law firms
« on: June 29, 2009, 07:53:29 PM »
I'm about to try to get a job through OCI. Presently, my resume is two pages long. For sections, I have objective, work experience, education, community service, languages, and hobbies. It runs about 1.5 pages. Must I limit it to one page? Also, if my law school GPA is significantly stronger than my undergrad GPA, is it OK to leave undergrad GPA off? Finally, what things generally are good to include in a resume for a law firm? Thanks for the tips.

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General Board / Interviews--need resume tips for law firms
« on: June 29, 2009, 07:48:51 PM »
I'm about to try to get a job through OCI. Presently, my resume is four pages long. For sections, in this order, I have objective, work experience, education, community service, languages, and hobbies. It runs about 1.5 pages. Must I limit it to one page? Also, if my law school GPA is significantly stronger than my undergrad GPA, is it OK to leave undergrad GPA off? Finally, what things generally are good to include in a resume for a law firm? Thanks for the tips.

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General Board / Potential causes of action
« on: June 15, 2009, 09:11:29 PM »
A man used his employer's computer system to hack into another company's system and modify and forward an email between two of the company's employees. The altered email made it seem like the company had dishonored its contractual obligations with one of its franchisees. The hacker forwarded this email to the franchisee, who was in a legal dispute with the company.

What could the company potentially sue the hacker for? 

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General Board / I have an interview on Saturday and I need help!
« on: February 03, 2009, 12:48:52 PM »
Hello. Do you know of any resources for preparation for interviews with law firms? Unfortunately, due to the nature of the program that I'm in, I don't know anything about the person who is going to conduct the interview or what firm he/she represents. Thanks for your help.

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General Board / Need good supplement for contracts
« on: January 05, 2009, 12:08:02 PM »
Here's a snippet from my syllabus for SP semester in contracts:

"[Having dealt with issues of contract formation]we now turn to questions of how contracts are interpreted and enforced. We will begin by considering
circumstances under which parties may void or excuse contractual obligations. We then turn to
what happens when parties disagree about what their contract means and learn how courts deal
with ambiguous, extraneous, and missing terms in an agreement. We will then consider issues of
performance and breach, including what remedies a court may apply to compensate the nonbreaching
party. Finally, we will also examine the rights of any third parties who might be
affected by the breach."

Any suggestions? I suppose I am looking for more of a hornbook/treatise than a commerical outline. However, if the outlines are more conducive to learning about unanticipated circumstances, express, implied, and open terms, anticipatory repudiation, material breach versus substantial performance, the perfect tender rule, along with the panoply of remedies, I wouldn't be opposed to investing in one.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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