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Black Letter Law...


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Black Letter Law...
« on: September 07, 2005, 03:39:07 AM »
Im curious about something, have any 1L's started divining the black letter law from the cases they have been reading?? basically when i read a new case and book brief it with a little extra time i could probably pull the BLL out of it but is that what you are supposed to do or is it more of linking a group of cases together and seeing how each of them relate (or dont relate) to each other and then derive the BLL... any ideas??

Re: Black Letter Law...
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005, 05:15:53 AM »


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Re: Black Letter Law...
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 08:26:26 AM »
You should be able to get a single rule from a case.  Our torts professor recommended that we think of issues and holdings/rules in both as narrow and as broad terms as possible.  Then read on to see how the note cases or other major cases expand, limit, or change the rule.  That's sort of how I put it together.  Although I haven't really done too much of this (on paper that is) because I haven't started outlining.