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The Infamous "Most Difficult Law School Class" Poll:

I'm a law student and K is the most difficult class.
 17 (8.8%)
I'm a law student and Torts is the most difficult class.
 4 (2.1%)
I'm a law student and Crim Law is the most difficult class.
 2 (1%)
I'm a law student and Civ Pro is the most difficult class.
 23 (11.9%)
I'm a law student and Con Law is the most difficult class.
 12 (6.2%)
I'm a law student and Property is the most difficult class.
 16 (8.2%)
I'm a law student and LRW is the most difficult class.
 7 (3.6%)
I'm not a law student but I think Contracts would be the most difficult class.
 13 (6.7%)
I'm not a law student but I think Torts would be the most difficult class.
 13 (6.7%)
I'm not a law student but I think Criminal Law would be the most difficult class.
 3 (1.5%)
I'm not a law student but I think Civil Procedure would be the most difficult class.
 25 (12.9%)
I'm not a law student but I think Constitutional Law would be the most difficult class.
 14 (7.2%)
I'm not a law student but I think Property would be the most difficult class.
 18 (9.3%)
I'm not a law student but I think Legal Research & Writing would be the most difficult class.
 27 (13.9%)

Total Members Voted: 146

Author Topic: 1L's & Current Black Law Students  (Read 274045 times)

Regal_Muse

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #130 on: February 25, 2005, 01:57:50 AM »
So do you guys allow yourselves to have "me" days?

lil_token

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #131 on: February 25, 2005, 02:01:19 AM »
So do you guys allow yourselves to have "me" days?

Most weeks, yes.  I take Saturday.  Some weeks you can't because you need to catch up or you have a big assignment due.

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #132 on: February 25, 2005, 02:05:41 AM »
 So do you guys allow yourselves to have "me" days?
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Yeah during winter break... LOL :D
We're not accepting this CHANGE UP in the rules. Period. American presidents have been in the bed with organized crime, corporate pilferers, and the like for years. And all u want to put on this man is that his pastor said "Gotdamn America?" Hell, America.U got off pretty damn well, if you ask me...

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #133 on: February 25, 2005, 02:08:34 AM »


Sample Law School Writing:

Transformative Elements:
   The court is likely to find that the transformation of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s image into a bobbing head doll wearing a three-piece suit and carrying an automatic weapon is sufficient to warrant First Amendment protection.  A balancing test that weighs First Amendment interest against the right to publicity is used to determine if a work has sufficient transformative elements to receive First Amendment protection, and thus, bar a statutory claim.  The inquiry seeks to determine if  a work in question adds “significant creative elements so as to be transformed into something more than a mere celebrity likeness or imitation.”  Comedy,  25 Cal. 4th 387, 399.  A work is said to have significant transformative elements if the celebrity’s likeness is only a component of the raw materials from which the work is synthesized and if the product in question so transforms the likeness as to make that product primarily the artist’s expression rather than the likeness of the celebrity. Id. at p.407.
   Courts have often taken an ad-hoc approach to the determination of whether a work contains enough transformative elements as to warrant protection under the First Amendment.  However, the more creative elements the work contains, the less likely it is to infringe on economic rights and the right to publicity protected by Section 3344.  See Comedy III Productions, Inc. v. Saderup, 25 Cal. 4th 387;  Winter v. DC Comics, 30 Cal. 4th 881.  The Winter court ruled that a comic book depiction of the Winter Brothers, a musical group, where the group members’ respective likenesses were attached to worm-like bodies, had sufficient transformative elements to evoke First Amendment protection. Winter,  30 Cal. 4th 881.
    The protections for parody, however, are not absolute.  A New Jersey District Court, in an appropriation of likeness claim against an Elvis Presley impersonator, ruled that although the public interest in entertainment allows for the occasional good-faith imitation of a celebrity to achieve commentary or humor, one cannot appropriate the valuable attributes of another’s likeness without permission from those who hold the rights to that likeness. Estate of  Presley v. Ressen, 513 F.Supp. 1339 (1981).  Nor have all courts agreed that First Amendment protections are limited to parody and imitation.  The Comedy court emphasized that “the transformative elements or creative contributions that require First Amendment protections are not confined to parody, and can take many forms, from factual reporting to subtle social criticism.” Comedy,  25 Cal. 4th 387, 406.


You need to throw some more damn citation up in that joint

Our damn TA's mark our asses after every sentence if we don't have a damn cite I swear to God
"A lawyer's either a social engineer or a parasite on society. A social engineer is a highly skilled...lawyer who understands the Constitution of the U.S. and knows how to explore its uses in the solving of problems of local communities and in bettering [our] conditions."
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Regal_Muse

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #134 on: February 25, 2005, 02:11:14 AM »
Yeah I'm definitely going to enjoy my summer. LOL

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« Reply #135 on: February 25, 2005, 02:11:50 AM »
You know the tragedy of it all  :'(... For the bar exam- they want you to unlearn the method of thinking that you spent three yrs mastering in law school... They want you to remove all theory out of your answers. Very few points are awarded for spotting issues...

As lame as it may sound..invest in the Gilbert Law audio tapes..they work wonders

Girl, between Gilbert's and E&E, I might have a tough time coming up with grocery money come finals!

LOL :D

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Aspen is gettin PAID off of nervous law students all over the nation
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Charles H. Houston

lil_token

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #136 on: February 25, 2005, 02:12:32 AM »


Sample Law School Writing:

Transformative Elements:
   The court is likely to find that the transformation of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s image into a bobbing head doll wearing a three-piece suit and carrying an automatic weapon is sufficient to warrant First Amendment protection.  A balancing test that weighs First Amendment interest against the right to publicity is used to determine if a work has sufficient transformative elements to receive First Amendment protection, and thus, bar a statutory claim.  The inquiry seeks to determine if  a work in question adds “significant creative elements so as to be transformed into something more than a mere celebrity likeness or imitation.”  Comedy,  25 Cal. 4th 387, 399.  A work is said to have significant transformative elements if the celebrity’s likeness is only a component of the raw materials from which the work is synthesized and if the product in question so transforms the likeness as to make that product primarily the artist’s expression rather than the likeness of the celebrity. Id. at p.407.
   Courts have often taken an ad-hoc approach to the determination of whether a work contains enough transformative elements as to warrant protection under the First Amendment.  However, the more creative elements the work contains, the less likely it is to infringe on economic rights and the right to publicity protected by Section 3344.  See Comedy III Productions, Inc. v. Saderup, 25 Cal. 4th 387;  Winter v. DC Comics, 30 Cal. 4th 881.  The Winter court ruled that a comic book depiction of the Winter Brothers, a musical group, where the group members’ respective likenesses were attached to worm-like bodies, had sufficient transformative elements to evoke First Amendment protection. Winter,  30 Cal. 4th 881.
    The protections for parody, however, are not absolute.  A New Jersey District Court, in an appropriation of likeness claim against an Elvis Presley impersonator, ruled that although the public interest in entertainment allows for the occasional good-faith imitation of a celebrity to achieve commentary or humor, one cannot appropriate the valuable attributes of another’s likeness without permission from those who hold the rights to that likeness. Estate of  Presley v. Ressen, 513 F.Supp. 1339 (1981).  Nor have all courts agreed that First Amendment protections are limited to parody and imitation.  The Comedy court emphasized that “the transformative elements or creative contributions that require First Amendment protections are not confined to parody, and can take many forms, from factual reporting to subtle social criticism.” Comedy,  25 Cal. 4th 387, 406.


You need to throw some more damn citation up in that joint

Our damn TA's mark our asses after every sentence if we don't have a damn cite I swear to God

That's my first draft.  I put the captions and citations in later.  For some reason, I am backwards because I prefer to say what I have to say and THEN caption it.  Wierd, I know, but one of the things you learn about LS is you gotta do any damn thing that works for you. 

EDIT: I actually have this little shorthand system that keeps me remembering which cases I pull *&^% from until I cite it.  I color-code.  Don't ask. :P

Regal_Muse

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #137 on: February 25, 2005, 02:14:24 AM »
Aspen? The Ski Resort?  ???

lil_token

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #138 on: February 25, 2005, 02:16:00 AM »
Aspen? The Ski Resort?  ???

No, honey, ski resorts will be the last thing on your mind in LS, unless you happen to be writing a memo on a tort action that happened there.

Aspen publishes supplements and robs students of their last pennies.

Regal_Muse

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #139 on: February 25, 2005, 02:17:18 AM »
I see....