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MiamiLaw

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One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« on: July 19, 2007, 12:35:54 AM »
I got my fall schedule now and here it is

First Semester

Contracts
Torts 
Elements
Civil Procedure I
Legal Research & Writing I

Anyone know what this "elements" class is?  ??? There don't seem to be any supplements for it?
 

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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 01:06:27 AM »
"Elements" may be a brief introduction to the american legal system given during orientation.  At my school (a T2), we had a 1-credit course called "introduction to law."  It was a week-long course during orientation; it required the completion of a 5-page paper at the end of orientation (of soon after), and was graded pass/fail.  I wouldn't worry about it too much. 

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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 07:10:56 AM »
Elements may be similar to the "Legal Methods" course I had to take.  It was about the basics of statutory construction, learning to see how cases develop and change the law, etc.

It was actually pretty helpful in hindsight, but during, it was boring as hell.

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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 07:29:48 AM »
Just in case you might want to brush up on your astrology, and wizardry. ;)
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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 09:54:59 AM »
Just in case you might want to brush up on your astrology, and wizardry. ;)

I was thinking chemistry. Better get a periodic table.

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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 10:13:01 AM »
Spider eyeballs and monkey brains.

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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007, 11:37:30 AM »
Maybe it is a class on Full Metal Alchemist!!  :D ;D

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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 08:23:05 AM »
My first thought was that it might have something to do with understanding crimes, torts, defenses, etc., by understanding their elements.  For example, common law larceny has several elements: (1) trespassory (2) taking and (3) carrying away of (4) the property of another with (5) intent to steal.  Or negligence: (1) duty, (2) breach, (3) causation, (4) damages.  And so on.  This was a big part of our Criminal Law class, so maybe your school teaches it as a foundation for Crim Law, or something.
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Re: One of my classes is called "Elements", huh?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 12:36:20 PM »
My first thought was that it might have something to do with understanding crimes, torts, defenses, etc., by understanding their elements.  For example, common law larceny has several elements: (1) trespassory (2) taking and (3) carrying away of (4) the property of another with (5) intent to steal.  Or negligence: (1) duty, (2) breach, (3) causation, (4) damages.  And so on.  This was a big part of our Criminal Law class, so maybe your school teaches it as a foundation for Crim Law, or something.
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