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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #630 on: August 26, 2007, 09:08:12 PM »
is there any ez way of sifting thru all the junk of a case to get to the meat?

Practice, practice, practice.

Or westlaw and lexis. :-P

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #631 on: August 26, 2007, 09:48:33 PM »
the 1st we were asked to do is marbury vs madison

not as straight forward as i woulda hoped.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #632 on: August 26, 2007, 09:49:49 PM »
the 1st we were asked to do is marbury vs madison

not as straight forward as i woulda hoped.

You started law school, blueb?  I thought that was next year.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #633 on: August 26, 2007, 09:52:15 PM »
the 1st we were asked to do is marbury vs madison

not as straight forward as i woulda hoped.

You started law school, blueb?  I thought that was next year.

no, a constitution class.  taught by a lawyer.

she is, however, a Lilf  ;D


and yeah, i know its online, but you dont really learn it that way...

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« Reply #634 on: August 26, 2007, 10:01:40 PM »
Marbury v. Madison is a difficult case to start out with.  Nonetheless, I think the best technique for understanding cases is just to read carefully a few times, the first time without underlining or highlighting (or only circling difficult terms), and then to try to write a summary for yourself, checking back in on the case when you run into trouble.  I can't offer a lot of advice about briefing because I think it is really a matter of what works for you personally (and because I do not brief myself), but just writing out definitions for terms the court discusses, a restatement of the holding in your own words, a few notes to remind you what the factual background of the case was, etc., is a good idea.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #635 on: August 26, 2007, 10:09:39 PM »
Marbury v. Madison is a difficult case to start out with.  Nonetheless, I think the best technique for understanding cases is just to read carefully a few times, the first time without underlining or highlighting (or only circling difficult terms), and then try to write a summary for yourself, checking back in on the case when you run into trouble.  I can't offer a lot of advice about briefing because I think it is really a matter of what works for you personally (and because I do not brief myself), but just writing out definitions for terms the court discusses, a restatement of the holding in your own words, a few notes to remind you what the factual background of the case was, etc., is a good idea.

I think you should just hum a few bars and then figure it out from there.

My first case was People v. Newton.  I had to wait until the end of the class to point out it was, in fact, Huey Newton we were talking about.

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« Reply #636 on: August 26, 2007, 10:15:22 PM »
My first case was People v. Newton.  I had to wait until the end of the class to point out it was, in fact, Huey Newton we were talking about.

At least 80% of the people in my class had no idea who he was.  And people wonder why I'm so depressed all the time.

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« Reply #637 on: August 26, 2007, 10:18:26 PM »
My first case was People v. Newton.  I had to wait until the end of the class to point out it was, in fact, Huey Newton we were talking about.

At least 80% of the people in my class had no idea who he was.  And people wonder why I'm so depressed all the time.

I was depressed when people didn't recognize him from the fact pattern.  Man, that's rough.

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« Reply #638 on: August 26, 2007, 10:28:09 PM »
I had to Google him just now. 

Well at least you know your relative pronouns.  Have a stab at correcting this thread's subject heading.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #639 on: August 26, 2007, 10:29:49 PM »
I had to Google him just now. 

Well at least you know your relative pronouns.  Have a stab at correcting this thread's subject heading.

For those them have had started that there law school?