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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 26, 2004, 03:11:54 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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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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General Board / Re: Can you ask for a change of professor as a 1L?
« on: August 17, 2004, 11:55:22 PM »
You can ask, but I doubt they'd care.  Call your admissions office and anonymously ask.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 17, 2004, 10:52:54 PM »
Oh ya baby, I got it!  The 3rd time through the case, but ya I got it.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 1L - First Brief
« on: August 17, 2004, 10:25:39 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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General Board / Re: First Day Assignments, Compare Notes
« on: August 04, 2004, 03:02:08 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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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Need Laptop Recommendations
« on: July 28, 2004, 09:55:55 PM »
Do a search on the board for laptops, there is a lot of great advice.

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1L job search / Re: What are our options?
« on: July 28, 2004, 01:00:59 PM »
I start law school this fall (2004) and I received a call to join an invitation only family practice legal writing course from my university.  According to this professor it guarantees a summer job if I pass the class.  I went ahead and enrolled, but I wonder how they can guarantee a position this early?

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Depaul / Re: goin to Depaul
« on: July 01, 2004, 11:11:54 PM »
Ok, sounds good, these are a few specific things I am looking for:

Male (I don't need any distractions during law school)
Quiet (ya I'll probably be studying alot)
Non-smoker (at least in the apt.)
Non-drinker (at least in the apt.)
Bascially a serious student.


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Depaul / Re: goin to Depaul
« on: July 01, 2004, 04:37:31 PM »
How soon do you need to know about rent etc.?

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