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Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

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Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

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Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

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Current Law Students / Re: Contracts Exam Writing Question
« on: May 05, 2009, 02:26:53 PM »
I usually start like this....

The issue is whether (fill in issue). Since this is a K for the sale of goods, the UCC applies. The SOF also applies b/c this is for the sale of goods equal to or greater than $500.

Then move to your analysis, counter-arguments, etc.

If the fact pattern doesn't say that it's a state that adopted the UCC, I would then go....

OTOH, common law rules could apply. Since the fact pattern doesn't state whether we are in a jurisdiction that has adopted the UCC, blah blah move to analysis.

If time is an issue, and it appears to be an obvious UCC question, hit the UCC first. I always go for the low hanging fruit first to get the for sure easy points. Move to the exceptions, alternatives, etc later. At a minimum, you've showed your professor that you're aware that it depends on if the state has the UCC. Nuances like that in an exam can be the difference in deciding what side of the curve you end up on.

But again, that's just my mode of attack.  It's not the destination so much as the journey that took you there is what matters in law school exams. YMMV.

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: April 22, 2009, 08:28:04 PM »
2 more weeks. Argh.

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Current Law Students / Re: Trial Advocacy
« on: April 22, 2009, 09:18:25 AM »
Hey, I am taking Trial Advocacy class, and our lecturer is not very good. We are having a trial next week, I used all the info we got from lectures and skills portion of the class. But I feel like lost a bit, and I am not the only one who feels this way in the class. So I am wondering - does anyone know good web sources I can use? Like examples of opening statements, witness examinations, tips etc.
Thanks!


Try this

http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/

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This is because outlining is really boring.

TITCR

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Current Law Students / Re: Law School Has Humbled Me
« on: April 10, 2009, 07:42:32 PM »
Wally. I know you can do better. Don't you want to do better? Why would you be okay with being a huge snob and blowhard? We only want you to be your best self, swear to god.

Yeah, I'm sorry.  I'm much better IRL, I swear.  A few posters will vouch for me.

My one advice to any 0Ls is please, please, please take some time off before law school, unless you're precociously mature.  And even then, I don't mean mature as in your grandma says you act like an adult.  I mean, mature as in you've supported yourself, you've had/have a long-term SO, you're old enough to realize that intelligence isn't everything in the workplace (as I learned last year).

Wally, this is one of the few non-toolish things you've said. I agree wholeheartedly.

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And the "AIA" acronym is my own, but the schools practicing it all have different names for it.

This was my favorite part of the thread so far. It basically renders the subject as "has anyone ever heard of this thing I made up and isn't based in reality?"

Kind of like how he creates his own definition of fraud, then asks if people who engage in the conduct that he labels fraud are committing fraud.

I haven't created my own definition of fraud. Did you follow the link I posted. Many so-called experts agreed with me. Any legal name has a doctrine behind it, and that doctrine can be expanded to include many acts. Fraud, for all intents and purposes, is the misleading of a party or parties with the intent of profiting financially. How can someone possible "make up their own definition" when the existing one is so broad/inclusive?

That's the difference between most of you and ME. I already know how to think about the law, you let the law tell you WHAT to think. I possess the type of mind that will set precedents and win many cases with individual thought. Others possess the type of legal minds that will be sick of the profession after five years.

But understand, I did not create my own definition, I expanded an existing concept to include the actions of law schools...and I stick by it.
Lawyers are born not made. 


The bolded was hilarious. And it's even more hilarious that you really believe this.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Legal Writing
« on: April 08, 2009, 09:47:29 PM »
Maybe a good book on grammar or structure. legal writing is something you have to learn by doing. Not really able to prepare for it. But at least make sure your grammar is on point, eliminate the passive voice, etc. Please don't waste time trying to learn how to Bluebook or anything.

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