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U of Miami / Re: UM reading list
« on: April 02, 2005, 08:19:21 PM »
im going to read the buffalo creek disaster and getting to maybe.  im not wasting my time with the others.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Ultimate Image Thread
« on: September 19, 2005, 03:55:59 PM »

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i hate lrw, and elements is annoying as hell.  property, torts and civpro are ok.  the workload is unrelenting, but not terrible.  most classmates seem intelligent, although there are a few in every class that must have taken the short bus to high school.

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pants and a polo shirt is too casual.  go with slacks and nice shirt.  a tie isnt necessary.

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Law School Applications / Re: Underage Possession of Alcohol
« on: September 07, 2005, 09:23:21 PM »
you are far from alone.  just disclose it in a few sentences and forget about it.  i spoke with several adcoms and they all said minor in possession offenses are very common and that they dont care at all about trivial things like that.

you might have a problem if its part of a string of events that show some sort of character defec, but if its an isolated incident no adcom will care and neither will the bar examiners.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you drive?
« on: September 05, 2005, 05:14:50 PM »
g35 coupe. 20 gallon tank x $3/gal gas =  :'(

gas prices blow, im jealous of prius owners.

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General Off-Topic Board / lmao @ cnn: "these people are so black"
« on: September 05, 2005, 03:54:49 PM »
http://movies.crooksandliars.com/2005-09-01-CNNTSRBlitzer.wmv

"these people are so poor, and they are so black"

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: briefing cases a waste of time?
« on: August 29, 2005, 01:56:58 PM »
my torts prof claims participation is worth 50% of our final grade.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: briefing cases a waste of time?
« on: August 29, 2005, 01:47:25 PM »
look at any torts exam.  99% of the time(besides wacko policy obesessed profs) youre given a long fact pattern and then told in one way or another to identify any possible parties and any causes of action they may have. 

i think it all comes down to knowing the elements of assault and battery for example, and being able to apply them to the facts, not trying to analogize the facts at hand to those of vosburg v. putney to come up with some kind of argument based on the holding of that case.  if the case helps you understand how a rule can be applied, that is great, but beyond that i dont think the cases have any value.  its not like the procedural posture of vosburg is going to be worth a damn on the exam.  i could be wrong, but i dont think you are expected go off citing cases that you've read in class on an exam.

I totally agree, and that's why I don't devote a lot of time to the briefing process.  However, if you are allowed to bring notes to the exam (my Torts class is allowed), it would bolster your answer to be able to say, "The McNight case showed that intent can be transferred..."

i think that can be dangerous though.  it seems like half the cases we are reading are from 100 years ago, so i dont know if id feel comfortable citing precedent from a case where the holding could very well have been overturned.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: briefing cases a waste of time?
« on: August 29, 2005, 01:42:35 PM »
look at any torts exam.  99% of the time(besides wacko policy obesessed profs) youre given a long fact pattern and then told in one way or another to identify any possible parties and any causes of action they may have. 

i think it all comes down to knowing the elements of assault and battery for example, and being able to apply them to the facts, not trying to analogize the facts at hand to those of vosburg v. putney to come up with some kind of argument based on the holding of that case.  if the case helps you understand how a rule can be applied, that is great, but beyond that i dont think the cases have any value.  its not like the procedural posture of vosburg is going to be worth a damn on the exam.  i could be wrong, but i dont think you are expected go off citing cases that you've read in class on an exam.

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