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Current Law Students / Re: Done with exams!!
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:08:32 PM »
finished yesterday. 7 more semesters before i hit a 6-figure debt load.

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Current Law Students / Re: Torts Question
« on: December 18, 2006, 07:21:24 PM »
maybe i don't get it but i thought res ipsa is kind of a last resort proof of negligence for when other approaches don't work. it seems to me that besides the special standards that voltaire mentions, the hand formula should establish negligence pretty clearly... there are many products out there in the same category that aren't defective, so it can't be that hard to design a pillow that doesn't smother babies. the probability of harm might be low also, but the magnitude of potential harm is very great.

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Current Law Students / Re: confused, worried
« on: December 18, 2006, 06:41:21 PM »
why just the outlines? i memorized the entire casebook, and so did everyone else in my class.

You didn't memorize the hornbooks too?  You're going to fail.

oh crap. well, i have until tomorrow at 2 to memorize the torts hornbooks. i was going to spend the time memorizing the restatements before hitting the gym, but i guess now i'll have to skip the gym.

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Current Law Students / Re: confused, worried
« on: December 18, 2006, 05:11:05 AM »
why just the outlines? i memorized the entire casebook, and so did everyone else in my class.

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Current Law Students / Re: IS BUSH AN "IDIOT"?
« on: December 17, 2006, 08:02:05 PM »
does the pope *&^% in the woods?

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Current Law Students / Re: Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: December 17, 2006, 05:52:25 PM »
I just sent my info in to volunteer at Legal Aid for some of their brief advice clinics, etc. I am wondering if any other people on the board have done any of this work. If so:

a. Have you found it rewarding or is it something you wouldn't do again?
b. What were the biggest challenges you experienced?
c. Have you found it helped or hurt you in your job search? As in, do you avoid talking about it with firms or do they generally value the experience?

a. rewarding. i mean, just a little bit, because you're just doing the intake, but in some cases, you're actually helping people who wouldn't otherwise get legal advice.

b. i had one person who was there more for sympathy than legal advice, which was annoying.

c. job search?

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Current Law Students / Re: Torts Question
« on: December 16, 2006, 04:32:08 AM »
don't know about your torts class, but we've been warned against the overuse of res ipsa loquitur (it's the promissory estoppel of torts). it's clearly inapplicable because the instrumentality of harm was outside of defendant's control before the time of the injury, so i would guess no points if your professor's like my professor.

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Current Law Students / Re: Legal basis & Iraq - - - A Question...
« on: December 10, 2006, 03:57:51 PM »
they're both ridiculously weak arguments. under the UN charter you would need either express authorization by the UN security council, or self-defense against armed attack.

i don't know of any legal bases that have any plausible application to this case.

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Current Law Students / Re: please i need help
« on: December 04, 2006, 06:43:39 PM »
do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

the rest is mere dicta.

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