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Current Law Students / Re: Exam question
« on: August 18, 2004, 02:43:23 PM »
Oops. Since this is the beginning of the semester for most of us, I thought you were just working in essay examples to see if you understood stuff. Since it is a take home exam for you, I don't feel right about commenting then. Sorry, I thought you were doing a practice exam.

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Current Law Students / Re: Exam question
« on: August 18, 2004, 04:16:26 AM »
I will give you a straight answer and then caution you on something.

A lot of it just really depends on the call of the question. Some questions are straight forward and it will be pretty obvious what they are getting at. Some questions will be pretty open-ended like the dreaded "discuss all issues." If it is pretty obvious, you really need to discuss only what is asked because the prof obviously wanted you to only go one place and you are limited as to how much time you can spend on each individual essay.

Timing during law school exams is critical. As a pointer, when you start your exam, write down your beginning and ending times and then write down a breakdown as to how much time you will spend in each particular section and then stick to that. There is noting worse than realizing you only have 10 minutes left to do 3 more essays. If the answer is not so obvious, you might want to delve into the other issues, but make sure you discuss the most obvious ones first. Again, stick to your time.

If you want, give me a brief run-down of the facts and the actual question and I can let you know what I would do.

As caution, a lot of this will really depend on the knowledge you gain after being in class for awhile. I am not giving you a hard time about doing essays now, but much of what you think you would cover will be dependent on seeing the "big picture" in torts and understanding what kind of things or the approach your professor takes toward the topic. As a lay person and a beginning student, you will look at it much differently now than you will a few months from now. A lot of issues may seem important now that will not later. However, in the area of tort law, it is often easy to see how negligence and intentional torts would overlap.

I guess my standard answer right now is, "it really depends." As you will start to experience, that will become your mantra to almost all law school questions. So many factors can influence how a situation is addressed that it really just depends. If you change one little factor, if you use the law of one state over the other, or if the court follows the minority instead of the majority rule, it really just depends.

Post the facts and question. I will be home later today and look at it for you. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Outline Recommendations?
« on: August 17, 2004, 08:26:34 AM »
They are not the devil so I don't see a problem in using them if used in the correct way. They can be quite useful. The only reason why I would caution anyone in their decision to buy outlines is to make sure they use them for the right purpose. Use it as a supplement to your reading.

After I do my reading and when I am reviewing for class, I often read over a specifi section of a commercial outline to get an overall "big picture" for what we are doing that day. I also use them when I start my own outlines to get an idea of a good structure (I use those and the table of contents of my book). I would caution people not to use them in place of your reading or as your own outline when studying for finals. So much of your finals depends on the particular slant your professor puts on the material, so doing your own outlines to study for finals is the best. They can be an invaluable aid, but it should be just that, an aid. Just my opinion.

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Current Law Students / Re: Outline Recommendations?
« on: August 17, 2004, 07:07:59 AM »
You will probably get a lot of different opinions, but I prefer Emmanuels. I do my own, but look at Emmanuels when I am reviewing a section before class or when I am trying to see the relationship between concepts before outlining. They are great.

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Current Law Students / Re: How much of this do I have to put up with!
« on: August 16, 2004, 04:03:01 AM »
Good luck to you. Let me know how it goes.

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Current Law Students / Re: Typing that funny S looking thing
« on: August 15, 2004, 07:03:49 PM »
I couldn't have helped you with assigning it to a key. I'm computer challenged. I was lucky I figured out the symbol thing. Ok, I confess, someone in class had to show me.  :P

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Current Law Students / Re: How can I study when LSD is here?
« on: August 15, 2004, 07:00:02 PM »
Addicted LSD'rs, there is a program just for you!

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Current Law Students / Re: Typing that funny S looking thing
« on: August 15, 2004, 06:58:33 PM »
If you are using Word, along the top (a few places over from file) choose insert. If the full box doesn't come up, hover your cursor at the bottom of the box to expand the rest of it. In that box, you should find a selection called symbols. It will bring up a box of numbers, letters and symbols. The symbol you are looking for is a few rows down after the lower case letters. Click on that and it will appear in your text (before you go to the insert box, make sure your cursor is flashing on the page where you want the symbol to appear).

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Current Law Students / Re: How can I study when LSD is here?
« on: August 15, 2004, 06:25:55 PM »
That is a scary thought. I didn't make it here on a regular basis until third semester. I predict that there is help for you. Possibly and LSD'ers anonymous group. But you must follow the twelve step program!

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Current Law Students / Re: How can I study when LSD is here?
« on: August 15, 2004, 06:08:50 PM »
Don't feel bad. I am here pissing around as a break from doing my briefs right now.

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