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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Torts Question-HELP!!
« on: December 01, 2007, 01:52:26 AM »
I think you only rely upon substantial factor when each D isn't a clear but-for cause, e.g. two fires combining. From that fact pattern, it sounds like each is just a but-for cause, making them all jointly and severally liable, unless you can get them off on proximate cause.

If dr. had warned, decedent wouldn't have swam.
If lifeguard had been present, decedent wouldn't have drowned (lack of lifeguard substantially increases rsik of drowning, thus it can be viewed as a but-for cause)
If friend had stopped him, decedent wouldn't have drowned.

Of course, each of the above have counter arguments, like did friend or dr. have a duty to warn him? Did the pool owner have a duty to have a lifeguard present? Would decedent have listened to friend or dr if warned?

Please, someone correct me if any of this sounds wrong.

all 3 of the defendant's conduct were but-for causes of the plaintiff's injury.  The next step is determining whether any of the defendant's conduct was a proximate cause of the plaintiff's injury.  The substantial factor test is simply one way of determining proximate cause.  The substantial factor test has nothing to do with whether the conduct was a but-for cause. 

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Denver / Re: Denver Fall '07
« on: June 06, 2007, 12:49:11 PM »
I got accepted for class 2010.
I am very excited about moving to Denver, but I have a few questions.
Should I live with classmates(it's kind of hard to find a roomeate before I go there...) or alone?
Where would be the best place to stay?(I don't have a car, so I guess it will need to be as close to the library as possible.)
I'd love to live closer to most of my classmates if possible. Are most of the law schools students in DU used to living close with each other?




sorry I did not include the link, here it is:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,83560.0.html

congrats!  I am starting in the evening division this fall at DU.  Check out this thread, most of your questions have been answered already there.  There are a lot of very helpful DU people on this board, but most of them post in the prelaw section.

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Denver / Re: Denver Fall '07
« on: June 03, 2007, 11:34:24 PM »
I got accepted for class 2010.
I am very excited about moving to Denver, but I have a few questions.
Should I live with classmates(it's kind of hard to find a roomeate before I go there...) or alone?
Where would be the best place to stay?(I don't have a car, so I guess it will need to be as close to the library as possible.)
I'd love to live closer to most of my classmates if possible. Are most of the law schools students in DU used to living close with each other?




congrats!  I am starting in the evening division this fall at DU.  Check out this thread, most of your questions have been answered already there.  There are a lot of very helpful DU people on this board, but most of them post in the prelaw section.

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General Board / Re: Wayne (50% tuition) v. MSU (Full ride)
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:07:44 AM »
Hey,

I was at the program at MSU on the 24th as well.  I really enjoyed the presentations and the school in general.  Right now it is one of my top choices.  Finding a decent place will be a challenge for me though because Owen is out the question (my GF is moving with me)  We looked around a bit, and I am not sure where the quiet areas would be.  I currently go to Iowa, and I know it would be a disaster to end up in a wild undergrad party area! 

Where do you all plan work after LS?  In Michigan? 

Sorry to dig up this semi-old thread, but I just realized that there was still a search function.


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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:11:35 PM »
FBI has a Denver division and recruits from DU.  It seems like most alumni are in the mountain region, but from my talks with the CDC (career development center) they said that there are alumni around the country.  Look on martindale hubbell for attorneys that graduated from DU law and are practicing in the city you want to end up in if you want an idea. 

sorry no info on intenational law stuff other than FBI, matthies may have something for you

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:01:14 PM »
I was talking to a professor the other day, and he said that february bar passage is always lower than july because the students taking in february (1) either failed the bar and are taking it again, or (2) the february test has lots of december grads that may have had to "slow down" a bit to stay in law school. 

He also recommended taking the bar in february, since it may be easier to pass. 

I am just a 1L, but I feel like the passing the bar is more of personal responsiblity than it is a responsibility of your school to make sure you pass. That is why DU's bar passage rate was a non-factor for me. 

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 25, 2008, 08:22:56 PM »
I took DU's summer prep class when I started. Back then it was 4 weeks long, and free as I remember.

Further confirming my fears that DU is a cash-cow. I wish money grew on trees.

I did the 5 day summer prep before I started last fall.  I think that it really did help most of us know what would be expected of us in the first semester.  It is also nice to meet some people before you start. 

I think most of the people I talked to thought that it was worth it. 

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 24, 2008, 02:07:49 PM »
So I went to a decision last Wednesday I believe. I still havent received anything.  Should I call..? Could this hurt me?

Personally, I doubt that calling would hurt you as long as you are polite, unless they have specifically told you not to call (like CU did when I applied)   I bothered admissions at DU a lot before I was accepted, and was later told that they appreciated my persistence and continued interest in DU.   

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 23, 2008, 06:00:25 PM »
AMLI is definetely closer to the light rail, and you do not have to go over I-25.  I am not sure how much AMLI is for a 3 bedroom, but it it likely more expensive than Lincoln Pointe.  The website for AMLI is www.amli.com, so you can check it out for yourself.  We live in the Buckeye model, and like it. 

Good luck with the apartment search!


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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 22, 2008, 06:03:17 PM »
Lincoln Pointe is brand new, and seems very nice.  It is on the east side of I-25. The light rail and most shopping is on the west side of I-25.

I live at AMLI, and it is pretty quiet and nice.  I walk to the train when the weather is nice. 

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