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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 11, 2008, 10:53:22 AM »
Also, y'all neglected to warn a brother about future interests and poo. property's a bee-yotch. Got me sittin' in class like  ??? Y'all some duty breachin' mofos. ;D :D

Gilbert's Property Summary was a complete lifesaver for me when it came to understanding present and future interests.  My prof made the subject unnecessarily complicated, and Gilbert's breaks it down for you so well that you'll wonder why you were ever confused in the first place.  No matter what school or prof you have, I think Gilbert's Prop is one of the best ways to grasp possessory interests well enough to make sense of the stuff your prof is trying to communicate in class!  It presents the basic doctrine in a clear, succinct, but impeccably thorough manner!  You should easily be able to incorporate this book into your class/exam prep w/o feeling like you're trying to read a treatise in addition to your regular assignments.

Run, don't walk to get your own copy and see for yourself!!!  It looks like this: http://www.amazon.com/Gilbert-Law-Summaries-Jesse-Dukeminier/dp/0159007739

I wasn't using a Prop casebook written by Dukeminier, and yet this summary was still the most helpful I've found! 
 

I found "Workbook on Estates and Future Interests" extremely helpful. Has an excellent section on the RAP as well. I'm using this as my casebook at this point. I haven't read Property in weeks and understand (at least in class) better than my classmates who are still married to the casebook. For fellow and future 1Ls, the link is below.

http://www.amazon.com/Workbook-Estates-Interests-American-Casebook/dp/031418144X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226425979&sr=8-1

oh yeah, and congrats on law review :P

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 07, 2008, 03:02:58 PM »
We already did adverse possession, there were a bunch of jokes going around with that one. Actually, I had a real life K's moment a couple of weeks ago. I had to get a new battery for my car. When they finished, right before I paid they gave me the invoice. Since now I read everything before I sign it (thanks law school!) imagine my surprise when I saw in conspicuous print: "The seller hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantibility or fitness for a particular purpose...and neither assumes nor authorizes...any liability in connection with the sale."

Ah, those sly devils at the mechanics shop. Little did they know, we had just finished 2-207, so I was all over that joint. I was actually surprised at how quick I formulated everything, I IRAC'd that *&^% in about 4 seconds. This is a sale of goods, the UCC applies, and we didn't say nan word about excluding warranties when we formed the K.  This is a proposal for additional terms, and it's not included in the K because this isn't a transaction between merchants. Even if you want to argue that it was a sale of services because they installed the battery, based on the preponderance test, the sale of goods outweighs the services provided because had I not purchased the battery, they wouldn't have had any services to perform in the first place. Therefore, this is sale of goods and I'm not bound to the added terms. I asked the clerk for a pen, calmly struck through all the language that I didn't agree to, initialized it, swiped my debit card, signed the invoice, and exited stage left. The clerk was standing there looking like  :o

This law *&^% is pretty handy. This place was definitely set up by lawyers. I already see that a bar card can be a very powerful tool in this country.


Ahhh...the force is strong with this one.

You'll never be the same again.

 :D 8)

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: November 03, 2008, 04:53:50 PM »
lol

well I'll tell you what you will hear all too often from 2Ls and 3Ls and grads:  You know more than you think you do.   :)  :-*

I guess you were right, I did very well on my open memo.

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:18:04 PM »
We already did adverse possession, there were a bunch of jokes going around with that one. Actually, I had a real life K's moment a couple of weeks ago. I had to get a new battery for my car. When they finished, right before I paid they gave me the invoice. Since now I read everything before I sign it (thanks law school!) imagine my surprise when I saw in conspicuous print: "The seller hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantibility or fitness for a particular purpose...and neither assumes nor authorizes...any liability in connection with the sale."

Ah, those sly devils at the mechanics shop. Little did they know, we had just finished 2-207, so I was all over that joint. I was actually surprised at how quick I formulated everything, I IRAC'd that *&^% in about 4 seconds. This is a sale of goods, the UCC applies, and we didn't say nan word about excluding warranties when we formed the K.  This is a proposal for additional terms, and it's not included in the K because this isn't a transaction between merchants. Even if you want to argue that it was a sale of services because they installed the battery, based on the preponderance test, the sale of goods outweighs the services provided because had I not purchased the battery, they wouldn't have had any services to perform in the first place. Therefore, this is sale of goods and I'm not bound to the added terms. I asked the clerk for a pen, calmly struck through all the language that I didn't agree to, initialized it, swiped my debit card, signed the invoice, and exited stage left. The clerk was standing there looking like  :o

This law *&^% is pretty handy. This place was definitely set up by lawyers. I already see that a bar card can be a very powerful tool in this country.

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: October 29, 2008, 03:22:32 PM »
Also, y'all neglected to warn a brother about future interests and *&^%. property's a bee-yotch. Got me sittin' in class like  ??? Y'all some duty breachin' mofos. ;D :D

Good sign:  you're making legal jokes so that means you're probably "thinking like a lawyer" already.   :)

if we had a search button I'd find where I made a similar joke about 2 months in to my first semester and someone actually broke it down where I'd have problems with duty and causation specifically.  LOL, way to kill a joke. 

Yeah, I'd have a hard time proving that y'all had a duty to warn, so there can't be a breach if there's no duty in the first place. i love how law school sucks all the fun out of stuff   :D

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:09:19 AM »
Also, y'all neglected to warn a brother about future interests and *&^%. property's a bee-yotch. Got me sittin' in class like  ??? Y'all some duty breachin' mofos. ;D :D

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Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:08:16 AM »
So help me I hate lawyers..at least as teachers.  >:( >:( >:(

My aspiration in life is to someday become a law professor.   Slide in for 2 days a week, "teach" a class I've already taught for years, write a book or two, collect a 6-figure paycheck.  We should be so lucky.

I'm convinced that to be a law professor, all you have to do is know how to ask "why?" and "what?" at the appropriate times and have fleeting knowledge of the law. At least that's all that's needed to teach 1L doctrinal classes.

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"Adrenaline surged through my body. It was 0530 hours; I sat in the passenger’s seat of the unmarked Dodge; Driving was the office’s second-in-charge."

Note the dual semicolons. I think it's fine.

Second sentence way too long. Short sentences are most effective. it won't keep you out of law school. they only spend about 2 mins on a PS. Plus, once you start law school, you'll find out that you're a bad writer anyway.




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Small.  GULC tends to be a GPA whore.  But (and this is my advice to everyone on this thread) apply anyway...like Eugene said, the worst they can say is no.

What do you think my chances are for Washington St.Louis? Are they generous to URMs? Thanks again A and Eugene, bless you guys. I also have another question,...how difficult is it to transfer into the T-14 for a URM?

You should get in, probably with decent money. I got wl'd there a couple of years ago with a lower lsat and gpa, although i had some pretty unique soft factors and played up ties to the area in my app. I also sent that app in really late, had i sent in earlier who knows. so again, get your stuff in yesterday.

Law school is too random to even think about transferring at this point. Assume you will graduate from the school at which you matriculate. There are WAY too many variables in law school that are all pretty much beyond your control to assume that you'll be able (or even want) to transfer.

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I need help guys. I just got my LSAT score it was a disappointing 158,..3.19 GPA,...black male,.....work experience,...charity.

I can't take the LSAT again because of family and work so this is what i'll go with. Where should I apply? Do I have an outside shot at T-14? I'm really disappointed but will probably have to settle for a less prestigious school.

Should be good from Emory down




Any outside chance at t-14?

Possibly. I remember someone getting into UVA with a 157 when i first started coming around. Shoot them all an app, or at least as many as you can afford. Worse they can do is say no. Not the end of the world either way. Just make sure the rest of your package is supertight. And get everything in ASAP. Like yesterday ASAP. At the end of the day, let the adcomms say yea or nay. you'll never know if you don't try.

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