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What is the black letter rules?

What is the black letter rules?
« on: April 24, 2005, 10:54:29 AM »
I've heard so much about it.  What is it?

And what does the letter "K" refer to?

and what is the MPC?

Thanks :D

GW2L

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 12:44:45 PM »
Black letter law = the simple straight forward law without all of the judicial gloss. 

K = contracts

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 01:28:46 PM »
MPC = Model Penal Code

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2005, 03:31:27 PM »
Cool, thanks!

I don't get the "K" for Contracts though.  That's strange.

So you like black letter?

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2005, 03:36:07 PM »
One doesn't really like or dislike black letter law...it is the law.  Basically, professors teach you legal theory...the common law and where the law came from.  Black letter is more like what is in your outlines.  Unless you are talking about the black letter law series of books, in which case they can be hit and miss. 

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2005, 05:12:53 PM »
One doesn't really like or dislike black letter law...it is the law. 


LOL!!!!

Tell me about it.

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005, 06:54:37 PM »
Thank you guys! :D

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2005, 12:03:18 PM »
K stands for contracts because there are so many other Cs--Con Law, Crim, Civ Pro, etc.

Re: What is the black letter rules?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2005, 12:35:23 PM »
Thanks!

K stands for contracts because there are so many other Cs--Con Law, Crim, Civ Pro, etc.