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I'd like to get a jump start on next semester's courses and I know of no other way to do it.

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General Board / Dying in Torts! Need good supplement.
« on: December 11, 2008, 12:29:17 AM »
Hello Everyone:

I have this torts exam in just over a week and I haven't even begun to make an outline yet. To make things short, I need a good commercial outline to facilitate this task. However, the ones that I've seen so far have been rather LONG! Frankly, I think having to digest yet another book stage would be more of a hindrance than a boon. So, does anyone know of a nice commercial outline that contains all the essentials but that won't overwhelm me? Please let me know ASAP!!!

Thank you for your consideration.

John
1L


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I have the E&E books. However, I've already determined that these books aren't going to help me with my outlines. Do you recommend any particular commercial outlines for these two subjects? also, do you know of a good introductory book to civ pro (covering topics like personal jurisdiction, supplemental jurisdiction, removal, forum non conveniens, Erie doctrine, etc.)?

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General Board / Any Crim Law wonks on here?
« on: September 15, 2008, 06:50:08 PM »
Greetings. I need some examples of the following "elements" of an offense. The following text has been excerpted from Section 1.13 of the MPC:

9) "element of an offense" means (i) such conduct or (ii) such attendant circumstances or (iii) such a result of conduct as

(a) is included in the description of the forbidden conduct in the definition of the offense; or

(b) establishes the required kind of culpability; or

(c) negatives an excuse or justification for such conduct; or

(d) negatives a defense under the statute of limitations; or

(e) establishes jurisdiction or venue;

***

Let's take a hypothetical offense for illustrative purposes. It shall be vehicular homicide, punishable by up no more than 15 years in prison, for a motorist to:

(a) Cause an accident(b)that results in the death of another motorist(c)while speeding (d) on a wet roadway.

I suppose the elements of my hypothetical offense all fall under category (a) for the MPC's definition for the elements of an offense. However, I am having trouble thinking of hypothetical offenses that would illustrate the other categories of the elements. Do you think you could help me out here?

Thank you for your consideration.




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General Board / Where in the world do you buy canned briefs?
« on: September 08, 2008, 04:37:06 PM »
I am spending entirely too much time on briefs. I have read that you can get so-called canned briefs that correspond to specific casebooks. If I list my casebooks, would someone please tell me where I can get canned briefs for them? Thank you kindly for your consideration.

1. Cases and Materials on The Law of Torts
Fourth Edition
George C. Christie
American Casdebook Series
Thomson West publishing
ISBN: 0-314-25958-9

2. Criminal Law: Cases and Materials
Sixth Edition
John Kaplan
Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7355-6835-8

3. Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials
Ninth Edition
Jack H. Friedenthal
American Casebook Series
Thomson West publishing
ISBN: 0-314-15231-8

4. Making and Doing Deals: Contracts in Context
Second Edition
David G. Epstein
ISBN: 0-8205-7044-3



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I know that I shouldn't put too much stock in the commercial outlines. I will try to get some outlines from second- and third-year students who have previously classes for which I am trying to secure outlines. However, I don't see where it could hurt to have them.

1. Cases and Materials on The Law of Torts
Fourth Edition
George C. Christie
American Casdebook Series
Thomson West publishing
ISBN: 0-314-25958-9

2. Criminal Law: Cases and Materials
Sixth Edition
John Kaplan
Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7355-6835-8

3. Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials
Ninth Edition
Jack H. Friedenthal
American Casebook Series
Thomson West publishing
ISBN: 0-314-15231-8

4. Making and Doing Deals: Contracts in Context
Second Edition
David G. Epstein
ISBN: 0-8205-7044-3

5. Contract Law and Theory
Selected Provisions: Restatements of Contracts and Uniform Commerical Code
Fourth Edition
Robert E. Scott
ISBN: 1-4224-1169-9


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Studying and Exam Taking / PLEASE DELETE MODS
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:58:44 PM »
PLEASE DELETE MODS

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