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Current Law Students / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 27, 2004, 09:04:30 PM »
Still hitting the books eh jj? 

Ya my prof also said "whether" is her favorite word when trying to discover the issue in a case.

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Current Law Students / Asking questions in class.
« on: August 27, 2004, 07:25:08 PM »
Ok so in my classes we ask tons of questions and give the profs hypos which they usually throws back at us.  We, of course, maddly write (type in my case) down all of them.  How likely is it that the prof will take one of the hypos we came up with and put it or a variation of it on the exam? 

I think they may, because I gave the prof a hypo and she says "that's a good question I think I'll put that on an exam; <pause> not yours of course."  So given that statment can I conclude she wouldn't put a hypo we came up with on an exam or just that specific one?

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 27, 2004, 01:13:29 PM »
textbook page # was one thing I added to the table the 2L gave me.  If the prof asks some dumb question that isn't related to the issue in the case I want to be able to look up the case quick.  This has already happened, the student says the PP did xyz and the prof's like what was the PP's name?  I'm thinking who cares, the name has nothing to do with the rule of law we're trying to learn.

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 26, 2004, 01:11:54 AM »
Here's a table a 2L gave me.  I take notes on my labtop in class and I find it much easier to modify mistakes in my briefs and add the teachers views.  I don't use every category for each class and it's set up in a word table so it looks neat.

NAME   
FACTS   •   
HISTORY   •   
PRECEDENCE   •   
P CLAIM   •   
D CLAIM   •   
ISSUE   •   
DECISION   •   
RULE   •   
REASONING   •   
CONCURRING   •   
DISSENT   •   
TEACHER’S COMMENTS   •   


NAME   
STATUTE   •   
FACTS   •   
CHARGE   •   
PRECEDENCE   •   
HISTORY   •   
D CLAIM   •   
P CLAIM   •   
ISSUE   •   
DECISION   •   
RULE   •   
REASONING   •   
CONCURRING   •   
DISSENT   •   
TEACHER’S COMMENTS   •   

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Current Law Students / Re: Tips on how to study while reading case law
« on: August 24, 2004, 06:45:58 PM »
Hate to ask, but now I'm in law school and well shoot they assign a ton (about 30 in some classes) of cases each week.  However, they are truncated and they pull a point out then and move on, but it's hard to read that many cases and keep them all straight.  It's especially difficult when they throw in dissents.  Do I group the cases together by topic and degree of change (e.g. commerce clause cases keep giving congress more authority, except for rare instances)?

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You can ask, but I doubt they'd care.  Call your admissions office and anonymously ask.

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 17, 2004, 08:52:54 PM »
Oh ya baby, I got it!  The 3rd time through the case, but ya I got it.

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 17, 2004, 08:25:39 PM »
I am briefing Sullivan v. O'Connor (Mass. Supreme Ct.).  It’s way confusing 7pgs of incoherent rambling I have the facts and the conclusion, but issue and analysis are tough.

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Current Law Students / Re: First Day Assignments, Compare Notes
« on: August 04, 2004, 01:02:08 PM »
You wouldn't be going to DePaul Thans?  I found civ pro on the website.

Text 1-48, ISBN 1-56662-745-1
28 U.S.C 2072

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Current Law Students / Re: Need Laptop Recommendations
« on: July 28, 2004, 07:55:55 PM »
Do a search on the board for laptops, there is a lot of great advice.

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