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Current Law Students / Re: Oh No, Missed an issue!
« on: December 17, 2004, 10:40:40 AM »
I had a race horsr torts exam where i identified 35 torts plus 15 defenses and I only got 15 torts and 5 defenses on the paper.  I'm pretty sure some of the ones i missed were BIG issues.

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Current Law Students / Re: Opinions on one of my torts exam question
« on: December 17, 2004, 10:37:54 AM »
first let me be anal and say its "negligence per se"  there is no a in se.

neg per se will work for the parked car person.   for the child it would have worked if there had not been an intermediate step of the blackout.  lets say the child heard the crash and got scared then ran into the street as a reaction to her fear.  Then the type of harm that the statute was meant to protect (harm associated with crashing a car while drinving drunk and the ramifications of such crashes) would be present here.  Here, however, the car crashes and causes a blackout (unforeseeable result) which causes fright to a child inside a house (unforeseeable plaintiff, i think Cardozo would say the child is out of the zone of danger).  I don't think a crt would find that the child is of the class the statute was meant to protect (the child was not outside or involved in the accident scene or it appears to me even close to the accident).

remember even if neg per se is applied there are those excuses (can't remeber them now had an info dump after my final).

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Current Law Students / Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« on: October 31, 2004, 04:55:13 PM »
I was called on 32 consecutive days in my torts class. I'm serious! People were asking "what did you *do* to that guy?"


oh yeah well i was called one gillion times in a row in my made up numbers class

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Current Law Students / Re: Funny Contract Hypo...
« on: October 31, 2004, 04:49:35 PM »
This is the least funny of any hypo's my profs have given.  Your school must be severely lacking a sense of humor if this is what passes for comedy.

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Current Law Students / Re: Simple Tort question - hypo
« on: October 21, 2004, 06:11:53 PM »
Think of proximate cause as a legal cause.  Will the law make a D liable for his act.

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Current Law Students / Re: Memo help
« on: October 17, 2004, 08:07:04 PM »
that hypo is really tough especailly with the introduction of medical malpractice into the mix.  I would look up medical malpractice wrongful death of a fetus/unborn child.  you should get some cases.

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What r u talking about scholarship to a tier 1?  He will be lucky to get into tier 1's (not saying it won't happen but would have to apply to alot of them).  Scholarship to tier 2 is fairly likely at a school who hands them out liberally (but probably not a gaurenteed 3 year scholarship) tier 3's and 4's will most likely be drooling over him to give him scholarships.

the reason this question is hard to answer is that schools give out scholarships in varying quantities and amounts, each with their own system and for different criteria.  I happen to go to a high 2nd tier school that hands out scholarships generously and mostly for high LSAT scores.


You are wrong-  He will likely get scholarship offers well into T1.  To go to Northern Illinois, he should not pay a dime. 

I'm curious as to what others think, but i don't think your numbers will get you significant scholarships to any 2nd tier schools unless you're a URM. your gpa would put you in the bottom quarter of most 2nds and your lsat would be in the top quarter to half of most seconds, not typically big scholarship catalysts.
 
as for northern il....beats me for scholarships, but it doesn't appear as your gpa is even w/in the median of their admittances, but you're lsat seems to be in the top quarter which is far more important. personally i'd rather have the debt of any first tier school over a fourth tier school or most thirds. i'd also take the debt of a second tier over a fourth, but that's just b/c i've spent too much time on this site and was caught up in the stigma.

finally, i'm unfamiliar with illinois, but i doubt those numbers will get you into u. of il., and i can't think of other top schools in the state...if you want to stay in illinois, are interested in public law or small firms, from my experience northern il. would still be a very logical choice.

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Current Law Students / Re: Simple Tort question - hypo
« on: October 14, 2004, 06:43:18 PM »
Why don't u just ask ur prof?  that would save a ton of time and u would have the answer that he/she is looking for.

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Transferring / Re: HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: September 18, 2004, 01:08:32 PM »
Transfer Hypo:


Student A is in the top 10% of her class at USD.  She has graded onto Law Review and has earned a full scholarship b/c of her 1st year peformance.

Is student A better off staying at USD and being a top dog with free law school or transferring to UC Berk. with no scholarship and a tuition of approx. 23k a year?  Also, no gaurenteed spot on Law Review.

Assuming Student A has no preference of where she wants to practice with the exception that she wants to remain in CA.?

Now consider she wants to practice in the Bay Area and not in SoCal.?

Now consider she wants to practice in a medium size firm with no preference where and not in a Mega firm.?


What do u guys think?  I hope to have these problems in about 7 or 8 months.


I have been pondering this in my mind for about 6 months now and some feedback would be great.

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Current Law Students / Re: Civ Pro is kicking my ass
« on: September 18, 2004, 12:15:06 PM »

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same here.  thanks to this thread, i'm starting to read the federal rules TOMORROW
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why read them before your prof. tells u to.  I think that would make me even more confused.  Besides I have enough other things going to not want to do that.

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