Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:54 pm

Bosque wrote:
los blancos wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:I'm already getting annoyed at the workload of LARW relative to my other classes.


I like LARW. I feel it's the important class. And I actually kind of enjoy the work. Though my first assignment really sucked.


It is most definitely not. Legal writing will never again be like LARW. For LARW, the stress is on the form (citations, argument structure, headings, ect.). In REAL legal writing, so long as the form is proficient at getting your point across no one cares about it. What everyone actually cares about then is the substance and creativity of the writing. Which is not at all what you are graded for in LARW. In fact, your professor flat out tells you what the substance of the writing needs to be. If you do actually try and be creative, the best you can expect is a pat on the head in the form of a comment. It won't help your grade.

I thought I was going to hate writing memos for work after going through legal writing. Turns out it is actually fun.


Could LARW be more comparable to academic legal writing than it is to the writing one would do in the actual practice of law?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:01 pm

someones alt wrote:I actually briefed the cases for property and civil procedure (just from the intro assignments) and it helped me understand everything a lot better. I'll probably do the same for torts tonight if I can't sleep.

Torts!?!? Image

Guess I better do Civ Pro briefs as well just so I don't fall behind. That is if Pearland hurries up and gets 2 more runs to sends these New English scrubs to the loser's bracket of the littleleague world series (just another instance of Texas domination--my hometown none the less!).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:03 pm

I think I'm going to listen to what the professors say about the cases before I start briefing them. I just feel it'd be pointless to brief these first ones.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:11 pm

Leadmentor just sent out some of his briefs as an example. Not really the confidence booster or the workable example I had hoped for. v8 & bosque, willing to do the same for comparison purposes? jew27@duke.edu
(don't quote email)

Please don't let it rain tomorrow. I don't own an umbrella or a rainjacket :shock:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:12 pm

Please share which city in Texas never receives rain :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:29 pm

Crap! I forgot to turn in my honor code sheet! :shock: It was nice meeting you all...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:30 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Crap! I forgot to turn in my honor code sheet! :shock: It was nice meeting you all...


Honor Code sheet? The first rule of the Duke Honor Code sheet is you DO NOT talk about the Duke Honor Code sheet.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:36 pm

poprox wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Crap! I forgot to turn in my honor code sheet! :shock: It was nice meeting you all...


Honor Code sheet? The first rule of the Duke Honor Code sheet is you DO NOT talk about the Duke Honor Code sheet.


LOL, actually the first part of the sheet is agreeing that you have read the sheet....which you have obviously not done...... :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:39 pm

haha i didn't turn it in either :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:42 pm

los blancos wrote:haha i didn't turn it in either :mrgreen:


Yes! Heading to campus now to stake out the office in order to out you when you turn in your form.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:48 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:haha i didn't turn it in either :mrgreen:


Yes! Heading to campus now to stake out the office in order to out you when you turn in your form.


I'm going to scan and e-mail it to them just to spite you.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:50 pm

los blancos wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:haha i didn't turn it in either :mrgreen:


Yes! Heading to campus now to stake out the office in order to out you when you turn in your form.


I'm going to scan and e-mail it to them just to spite you.


In that case, see you in ConLaw 8)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:52 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Leadmentor just sent out some of his briefs as an example. Not really the confidence booster or the workable example I had hoped for. v8 & bosque, willing to do the same for comparison purposes? [redacted]
(don't quote email)

Please don't let it rain tomorrow. I don't own an umbrella or a rainjacket :shock:


I kind of did mine differently than most, sooo....PM me if you still want to take a look? I'm not sure that mine will be very helpful, but I'd be glad to send it to you.

I will say this: in my opinion, the point of briefing is to (1) have something to jog your memory about the case and (2) help yourself learn and retain the important parts of the case. Because of this, form itself isn't really as important as finding something that works for you.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:06 am

Why is there absolutely no place to get food after midnight other than waffle house?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:28 am

This is from a review of a torts hornbook on Amazon; you can't make this stuff up:

This is biased, pro-plaintiff, and hard to follow. It is a self-justifying, defender of the out of control legal profession. Only 60 pages are devoted to the defense. There is nary a word, beyond brief dismissal, of the devastation wrought upon our besieged Nation by the profession. There is nary a word about changing the unconscionable 80% error rate in tort litigation. There is nary a word about the wackiness that passes for judicial decision making, mind reading, fortune telling, etc.
If you have poor vision, good luck. A very large fraction of the text, often the most important point, is in tiny font in the footnotes. Its physical content discriminates against anyone with poor vision or who is out their twenties. The language is filled with double negatives, inscrutable constructions, undefined latin phrases. Is English the native language of either the author or his editor? My 7th grade English teacher would have made the author stand in the corner.

Memo to the editor: ban footnotes containing more than a reference. Ban double negatives. Take an English as a second language course, for Pete's sake.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:45 am

los blancos wrote:Why is there absolutely no place to get food after midnight other than waffle house?


Carolina Ale House?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:26 pm

Well, that went by fast. :mrgreen:


prezidentv8 wrote:
los blancos wrote:Why is there absolutely no place to get food after midnight other than waffle house?


Carolina Ale House?



Aargh I'm an idiot. That's right. I like that place. I wonder if they do carryout. Has anyone ever had their wings?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:35 pm

los blancos wrote:Well, that went by fast. :mrgreen:


prezidentv8 wrote:
los blancos wrote:Why is there absolutely no place to get food after midnight other than waffle house?


Carolina Ale House?



Aargh I'm an idiot. That's right. I like that place. I wonder if they do carryout. Has anyone ever had their wings?


If you use yelp you can sort by location, quality, and whether a restaurant is open.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:56 pm

los blancos wrote:Well, that went by fast. :mrgreen:

Ugh, you're already done? I'm here till 5. I miss all the prime napping hours in the afternoon. :?

Did you drop by your honor pledge to the box? I guess I won't get kicked out after all.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:07 pm

TLSers owned CivPro today. Everyone, be proud.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:15 pm

pelmen74 wrote:TLSers owned CivPro today. Everyone, be proud.


haha, rep points go to someonesalt. Weirdly you know us but I don't know you yet :shock:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:23 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:TLSers owned CivPro today. Everyone, be proud.


haha, rep points go to someonesalt. Weirdly you know us but I don't know you yet :shock:


I tried to introduce myself, but circumstances have not allowed for it. I'll say hi Tmrw in LARW. Not trying to be a creep, but your SN is too obvious.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:30 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Well, that went by fast. :mrgreen:

Ugh, you're already done? I'm here till 5. I miss all the prime napping hours in the afternoon. :?

Did you drop by your honor pledge to the box? I guess I won't get kicked out after all.


Nah, I don't finish until 4. I actually like my schedule. I've never had class at any level of schooling go by as fast as it did today. Maybe going to lawl school was the right decision after all...

Yeah, took care of that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thecubiclelife » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:06 pm

Does anyone know if there's a working online student directory? I'm trying to contact the people in my LARW group and I don't know what to do save for sending emails to "firstname.lastname@duke.edu" and seeing if that works. When I tried accessing the directory (http://www.law.duke.edu/studir), I was kicked to a "Denied" screen.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:08 pm

thecubiclelife wrote:Does anyone know if there's a working online student directory? I'm trying to contact the people in my LARW group and I don't know what to do save for sending emails to "firstname.lastname@duke.edu" and seeing if that works. When I tried accessing the directory (http://www.law.duke.edu/studir), I was kicked to a "Denied" screen.



Go to blackboard. Communication -> Roster


You must be in my section. I think.


The directory isn't working for me either.




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