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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Recommend a movie
« on: June 03, 2007, 03:19:24 PM »

and one more for the helluvit.  a movie called thirteen. why should you read it?  well, here's reason one.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328538/photogallery

lol

also, that is a terrible movie.


I thought it was good.

I also liked The Prestige, and I definitely liked it more than The Illusionist.

I will add Memento... I don't think that was ever very mainstream and a lot of people think it's cracked out.  Also, Kids in the Hall Brain Candy is a special, special film.

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I just got grades and I didn't fail out last semester, yayyyyyyyy

they told us at orientation that no one ever fails...or something like that

Hahahaha... well, you don't fail out unless you drop below a 2.0 cumulative or something.

BUT my Civ Pro professor gave out three zeros this semester... and my Civ Pro professor last semester gave someone a 0.4.

zeros? wow.

We think it's for people who never came to class... he lets them take the exam but then he doesn't grade it.   :o

A Contracts prof for another section gave someone a zero too, but we don't know what that's about.  Probably the same thing.

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I just got grades and I didn't fail out last semester, yayyyyyyyy

they told us at orientation that no one ever fails...or something like that

Hahahaha... well, you don't fail out unless you drop below a 2.0 cumulative or something.

BUT my Civ Pro professor gave out three zeros this semester... and my Civ Pro professor last semester gave someone a 0.4.

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I just got grades and I didn't fail out last semester, yayyyyyyyy

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Texas woman murders children
« on: May 30, 2007, 10:38:56 PM »
and the chances are that no one would charge in and stop me from killing my cat. 

I would. And I am very powerful.

I would too, if someone else were doing it.  But don't worry, my little muffin is safe.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Texas woman murders children
« on: May 30, 2007, 10:35:12 PM »
So... by your logic, I can kill my three week old baby son?  He can't exist on its own, can't exercise any rights on his, and his parent is the only person in control.

It wasn't logic, it was just an analogy... and frankly, comparing a cat to a fetus is a little more analogous in terms of what "rights" they have to comparing a three-week old baby to a fetus.  There are far more legal and social repercussions in the latter situation.  Besides, you have a recorded existence, with more people who arguably are potentially in "control" of the child. 

Anyway, I'm done discussing it because I don't want to get into an argument about this.  You're not going to change my mind and I won't change yours, and I don't have the time.  Have fun though.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Texas woman murders children
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:57:42 PM »
Key difference: Neonazis marching in Indiana aren't actually, physically hurting anyone.  The moment they do, they cross the line from free speech and their action becomes illegal.  Abortion IS violating someone's right, because you are choosing to terminate a life.  The "woman's choice/woman's body" argument is nonsense becuase it ISN'T her choice because it involves another life, it isn't her body. 

Of course it's a choice.  You're talking about terminating something that cannot exercise any rights in its current form.  The only person in control of that is the woman.  It's her choice to terminate the "life," for lack of a better term, just like it would be your choice NOT to terminate the life.  I'm not going to make arguments about whether or not that's fair, but that's the way it is.  I have a cat.  If I decided to kill my cat, it's not like he could scream murder and exercise his right to life, and the chances are that no one would charge in and stop me from killing my cat.  I know that's a crude analogy, but I can't think of anything better.  Also, I love my cat.

You're probably not going to convince anyone on here that abortion is wrong if they didn't think that from the beginning.  I'd also suggest that you look into the history of abortion.  Most of these heart-wrenching moral arguments are surprisingly modern developments.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Texas woman murders children
« on: May 30, 2007, 07:09:22 PM »
This is just my opinion, so take it for whatever it is worth, but I can't see how any moral, rational, sane individual can support abortion.  There is no way abortion can be justified, it is absolutely wrong.  I listen to all viewpoints and have a critical mind, but when someone supports abortion, it makes it really hard for me to respect such a stance.

I'm pretty sure very few people support abortion.  Many people, however, support a woman's right to choose.  For some reason you think that whoever supports a woman's right to choose supports the act itself.  I do not like or support the actual act of aborting a fetus, but I support a woman's right of privacy.

An analogy:  For instance, I don't support Nazis marching in Skokie, Illinois, but I respect free speech.  Please be sure to make this distinction in the future so you don't sound like an idiot.  Thanks :)

TITCR

No one (or, at least, I hope no one) "likes" abortion, and you don't have to like it either... but you also don't have to get one.  It's not really your business what other people do with their own bodies, regardless of how you feel about it. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 2L here - questions anyone?
« on: May 27, 2007, 10:22:24 AM »
Sorry.  Had no intent of hijacking your thread.  I meant to make a generalized comment about the use of canned briefs in response to another poster's suggestion that they might serve as a sufficient substitute for briefing your own cases. I believe that my generalized response was, however, appropriate because I found that no two students used precisely the same means to get to the end.  Yours may be the absolute best.  I'm not arguing.  I just observe that each student generally develops his own style over the course of his tenure.  (P.S. As my moniker indicates I graduated in '06 and am now a practicing attorney in CA, for what that's worth. I stick around these boards 'cause I loved law school!)   

My style?  Briefed every case on my laptop prior to class.  Took the laptop to class and, below each case, took class notes.  Towards the end of the semester, re-read and condensed the cases (distilling down to facts upon which the case turned and editing out much of the reasoning), bolded the holdings, and incorported same via copy/paste into an outline.  Always had a good commerical outline available at this point (typically Emanuels), and only at this point, to ensure that I was capturing the "big picture" and to clear up any areas I was uncertain about.  I would even add in language from the commercial outline into my outline if I felt the author "said it" better than I did.  Whatever it took to help me understand and remember.

Hope that helps a bit.  Sorry again. I gotta run for the weekend...

This is basically what I did as well in terms of briefing.  I then incorporated briefs into my outline by writing the corresponding rule that was relevant to that section of the class and any notes my professor said about the case that were useful.  I didn't re-read any cases after briefing or before exams.

As jd06 says, everyone comes up with their own style, and it just depends on what works.

if i remember correctly, your style worked out REAL GOOD fo you.

 ;)

It did.  But I worked really hard... harder than a lot of people were willing to work.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 2L here - questions anyone?
« on: May 26, 2007, 09:35:17 PM »
Sorry.  Had no intent of hijacking your thread.  I meant to make a generalized comment about the use of canned briefs in response to another poster's suggestion that they might serve as a sufficient substitute for briefing your own cases. I believe that my generalized response was, however, appropriate because I found that no two students used precisely the same means to get to the end.  Yours may be the absolute best.  I'm not arguing.  I just observe that each student generally develops his own style over the course of his tenure.  (P.S. As my moniker indicates I graduated in '06 and am now a practicing attorney in CA, for what that's worth. I stick around these boards 'cause I loved law school!)   

My style?  Briefed every case on my laptop prior to class.  Took the laptop to class and, below each case, took class notes.  Towards the end of the semester, re-read and condensed the cases (distilling down to facts upon which the case turned and editing out much of the reasoning), bolded the holdings, and incorported same via copy/paste into an outline.  Always had a good commerical outline available at this point (typically Emanuels), and only at this point, to ensure that I was capturing the "big picture" and to clear up any areas I was uncertain about.  I would even add in language from the commercial outline into my outline if I felt the author "said it" better than I did.  Whatever it took to help me understand and remember.

Hope that helps a bit.  Sorry again. I gotta run for the weekend...

This is basically what I did as well in terms of briefing.  I then incorporated briefs into my outline by writing the corresponding rule that was relevant to that section of the class and any notes my professor said about the case that were useful.  I didn't re-read any cases after briefing or before exams.

As jd06 says, everyone comes up with their own style, and it just depends on what works.

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