This is why I'm a HUGE believer in the pre-emptive strike. I usually volunteer for about 10 minutes or so, then I'm done for the class, unless something being said is particularly interesting.
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So, I scored my 1st summer job interview with a small, med-malpractice firm for next week and was wondering if I could poach any words of wisdom from any of you who have been through the process. What are some good questions for me to ask as opposed to what questions are not good to ask. Basically, I want to avoid making a complete jackass out of myself, so any helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks.
However, if Mike is blocking John's path to the door, then why would John have to attempt to find a reasonable way to escape. There is no other way out, therefore, for John to escape, he has to go through Mike, if Mike is blocking the door. If not, then yes John would probably have to at least try the door. However, there are other factors that we do not know. What is the size differential between Mike and John. Clearly, if Mike looks like Ving Rames and John looks like Gary Coleman, then John could make an argument that he was in reasonable fear of physical retribution if he tried to escape, especially if there were some sort of heated confrontation which preceded being locked in the room. Also, if its shopkeeper's privilege, then there is no good faith exception. If the alleged shoplifter did not actually shoplift, then the shopkeeper is on the hook for FI. Therefore I'd like to amend my original answer to a resounding maybe. If this were an essay, I think it would probably be useful to argue both points as the facts that are given are not clear. I would probably do the whole "It could be a false imprisonment cause of action because...; on the other hand, it might not be because..."
Mike acts as though he locks the door, therefore John thinks he's trapped. Even if John knew it wasn't locked, by blocking the exit Mike is purposefully confining John with in boundaries fixed by Mike. It's similar to the case(I forget the name) where the guy was talking to the girl on the street and then the family went to his house and surrounded him and threatened to beat the crap out of him. In that case, it was false imprisonment.
« on: December 18, 2006, 12:22:29 PM »
I would imagine so, as long as you've had the legal writing and research classes, because (having no practical knowledge to back this up, mind you) that's probably what we'll all be doing, research and writing. I could be completely wrong though.
I had a similar experience with my torts exam. We had two essays and the first one had a ridiculous amount of stuff going on in it. I counted 8 possible causes of action and gave really good treatment (I thought, anyway) to 6 of them. By that time, I had about an hour left and one more essay question to go. So I wrote that there were still some issues left to discuss, told the professor what those causes of action were and then moved on and completed the 2nd essay. Don't know if my strategy worked or not, but that's what I did.
As far as post-exam emotions, it's weird because I don't feel good and I don't feel bad. I don't think that I got the best grades in the class (well, maybe in property) but I don't believe that I got the worst grades either. But I have to admit that I am pretty calm about getting grades. I still check online everyday to see if grades are in yet, although I know that they won't be. But moreso because I'm curious rather than nervous. I think that, bottom line, I'm uncomfortable with the fact that I'm not more nervous, afraid and uncomfortable.
« on: December 15, 2006, 02:43:28 PM »
I have to admit that I stole it off of a radio host here in South NJ. But thanks for the compliment.
« on: December 15, 2006, 01:53:38 PM »
Not dumb, and not 1L, but worthy of a post:
In an attempt to get this thread back on message...I finished my exams on Wednesday. I really don't know how I feel. I'm happy to be finished and on break. I'm also more excited about Christmas than I have been in years. I'm not quite sure why, I just am. However, yesterday while taking a break from hanging the lights outside, I found myself reading my emanuel's contracts outline. I think I really need help.
Anyway, I feel ok about Civ Pro, not so good about Torts and best about Property. I have no idea how that translates into how I did, but I don't feel as though I fell below the curve on any of them.
Good Luck to those still taking exams and have a happy holiday season.