You probably failed. Seriously. Everyone in law school is smart and works hard. You can't miss many issues and still hope to pass.
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If your professor has not asked you to cite the law from your jurisidction, use the CJS or ALR and look for some of the cases listed in there. It's a painstaking process, but I don't know how much faster you can make it go. Do you not have lexis/westlaw access? If your facts involve serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person, you might want to search for "dram shop" statutes.
None this year, but it's not because I don't have time. As a 1L, usually at least once. I would go out on Thursdays and get totally blasted, and maybe again on Saturday. My grades weren't great first semester, but I'm almost certain that going out wasn't what caused it - it was my inability to write a law school exam. 2nd semester my GPA was a 3.4 with probably more drinking. If you manage your time you can have fun and still do well in law school. It seems like you're still getting plenty done on the weekends. Most people probably take one weekend day off anyway, so I doubt you're behind the competition at all.
You probably don't need to do all that work, and it's also probably too early to outline. What your outline needs are the rules of law, the various issues that come up under those rules and the exceptions. That's it. Maybe a case name if it's important like international shoe in civ pro. But certainly not every case; that is counterproductive. Application of your outline is more important than the outline itself. Always prepare with an eye towards application of the law.
Law school sucks if that's what you were wondering. But you should probably at least have a passing interest in some of the concepts or it will be unbearable. Have you been around lawyers or the practice of law? If so, did you enjoy your experiences? There are lots of people who like the practice of law but hated law school. In fact, you'd probably have to be a few fries short of a happy meal to enjoy law school. But if you really dread getting up and going to school every day, and you can't bear the thought of 3 years of this, it might be a good idea to seriously look at leaving before you get too far in.
Most people thought of dropping out at some point or another during 1L. You have to decide if this is temporary or something systematic about your dislike for law school and/or law.
« on: September 08, 2006, 07:04:08 PM »
I thought lack of consent was always an element of battery. I.E. there can never be a situation where you don't consent and it's not a battery, provided the other elements are met. But if you're talking about the split in jurisdictions where one says you can't consent to a battery (so even if you consent to the contact, there is still a battery), and the other says that you can consent to contact and it is not a battery (mutual combat), then I think most torts classes teach both. At least my prof did.