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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2009, 08:04:19 PM »
I'm trying to outline provocation and grading down to manslaughter, and every minute feels like an eternity.  I'm really not sure why I hate Crim so much, but I do.  Maybe too much of the doctrine is intuitive, or the class discussions were a bit much (we had units that made everyone cringe), but I really really don't like Crim.

Anyway.  What would the MPC say about my feelings?  Objective or subjective standard?

MPC says objective.

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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2009, 08:15:29 PM »
Ah, so the reasonable person hates Crim, too?  :P

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« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2009, 11:59:58 PM »
I am going to jump on the "I will be doing 100% criminal defense work and I did not like my crim class" bandwagon.

Of course, we spent nearly four weeks on RICO. Not my thing.

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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2009, 12:33:11 AM »
I am going to jump on the "I will be doing 100% criminal defense work and I did not like my crim class" bandwagon.

Of course, we spent nearly four weeks on RICO. Not my thing.

RICO seems kind of high speed for basic crim law.
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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2009, 08:09:57 AM »
Ah, so the reasonable person hates Crim, too?  :P

Yes.

At least for me, it's way too theoretical.

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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2009, 10:22:46 AM »
I remember learning more about how to be a lawyer in my criminal law class than any other class first year. 
The main partner in their Entertainment Law group went to CLS, but he was Fiske and on LR, so be careful.  You don't want to set yourself goals that are too high.

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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2009, 01:07:06 PM »
I am going to jump on the "I will be doing 100% criminal defense work and I did not like my crim class" bandwagon.

Of course, we spent nearly four weeks on RICO. Not my thing.

RICO seems kind of high speed for basic crim law.

Agreed. Especially since we found the time for it by doing murder very quickly and rape in a day. Huzzah. My Con Law class is the same way. Great material, and we spend weeks on the Dormant Commerce Clause. Blargh.


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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2009, 01:53:48 PM »
Heh, we spent at least 2 weeks on dormant commerce clause and another 2 weeks on the commerce clause... Con Law feels like a survey from Poli Sci.  We spend weeks on dated legal theory before we actually get to the standard that currently applies.

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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2009, 01:58:22 PM »
I remember learning more about how to be a lawyer in my criminal law class than any other class first year. 

Can you elaborate?

Also, thanks for the quote.

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Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2009, 12:18:21 AM »
I remember learning more about how to be a lawyer in my criminal law class than any other class first year. 

Can you elaborate?

Also, thanks for the quote.

Np, buddy.

I just felt like I got a lot out of how our professor approached statutes and legal issues.  So it was more the prof than the subject, although I did find some of the issues very interesting. 
The main partner in their Entertainment Law group went to CLS, but he was Fiske and on LR, so be careful.  You don't want to set yourself goals that are too high.