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Current Law Students / Re: false imprisonment?
« on: December 18, 2006, 07:10:08 PM »
Probably Yes.

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.

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.

Current Law Students / Re: confused, worried
« on: December 18, 2006, 09:20:36 AM »
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.

I have to admit that I stole it off of a radio host here in South NJ.  But thanks for the compliment.

Not dumb, and not 1L, but worthy of a post:

Corporations Prof - "and here we see a good policy situation for the ol' Learned Hand Job."

It has already become legendary.


Current Law Students / Re: Done with exams!!
« on: December 15, 2006, 09:16:46 AM »
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.

Current Law Students / Re: PROPERTY
« on: December 15, 2006, 09:08:30 AM »
I found E & E to be pretty useful.  Also, I used CALI quite a bit and that was pretty good too.

Current Law Students / Re: What is single intent/dual intent jurisdiction?
« on: December 15, 2006, 09:07:21 AM »
In a single intent jurisdiction, plaintiff only has to prove one element of a battery cause of action (intent to cause contact that was harmful or offensive OR that the contact actually occured.)  In a dual intent jurisdiction, plaintiff has to prove both both aspects of the battery claim.

If you're going to do a post-mortem, at least wait a few weeks until the emotion of the moment is gone.  Then you can analyze how you did without the emotion clouding your view.  After all, if you wait a few weeks and then deconstruct the exam, you may realize you did better than you thought you did.

Relax and Have a Happy RamaHanaKwanzmas!!!!!!

Current Law Students / Re: Practice
« on: December 11, 2006, 07:15:20 PM »
The thing to remember is that states can provide more protections than the Federal Government but not less.  So, under the guise of public safety, the state can further limit your client's access to monkeys.  If there were a constitutional right to own a monkey, then your client would have a shot.  Because of the 10th Amendment, I don't even see a viable due process violation.  Of course, I haven't had Con Law yet, so take it for what its worth.

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