Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 04, 2010 5:44 pm

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby TTT-LS » Tue May 04, 2010 5:47 pm

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby madmartigan » Tue May 04, 2010 5:47 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:
madmartigan wrote:I assume Legal Writing can be done on a computer vs pen/paper... If so, I'll continue to use this new resource called spellcheck. It even auto-corrects your/you're. :wink:


So what you're saying is that 10 rules of 5th-grade-level grammar have basically defeated you?


you're a scholar and a gentlemen. yes, that was exactly what I was trying to convey... how astute of you.

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby AlasLavinia » Tue May 04, 2010 7:02 pm

No, that is amateur shit. Getting these ten right will help you take faster notes, and prevent your archived outlines from becoming the laughingstock of future generations:

affidavit
judgment
foreseeability
permissible
legitimate
defeasible
seisin
tortious
justiciability
preclusion

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 04, 2010 7:05 pm

disco_barred wrote:You risk over doing this :P


I think he already has. The meme stuff should only be busted out for truly hilarious threads and trolls. It is getting really old and is no longer funny.

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Tue May 04, 2010 7:20 pm

TTT-LS wrote:Well, I agree that basic spelling is important and that those lists are basic knowledge everyone should apply. The list doesn't seem very specific to law school, however.

For those 0Ls that want a more law-school specific list of terms to use or avoid, I strongly suggest this one put together by legal writing pro Eugene Volokh.

You bastard.

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby mac.empress » Wed May 05, 2010 1:32 am

AlasLavinia wrote:No, that is amateur shit. Getting these ten right will help you take faster notes, and prevent your archived outlines from becoming the laughingstock of future generations:

affidavit
judgment
foreseeability
permissible
legitimate
defeasible
seisin
tortious
justiciability
preclusion


WIN!

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed May 12, 2010 4:32 pm

Out of all of those, affect and effect seem to give people the most trouble.

http://xkcd.com/326/

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby Duralex » Wed May 12, 2010 6:43 pm

§

the grapheme formerly known as 'section'

posse out, tortfeasors.

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby solotee » Wed May 12, 2010 7:39 pm

Receive <--- I don't know why I always have trouble spelling that word.

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby janderson » Wed May 12, 2010 7:41 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:You're LRW prof will be a douche. Learning these words now will free up time for studying.

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Ha

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby BobSacamano » Wed May 12, 2010 7:49 pm

I can't spell "necessary." This is a problem in con law.

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Re: Ten Words 0Ls Should Learn to Spell Before 1L

Postby jp0094 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:02 pm

of course, there's always the statute/statue potential typo to constantly contest with in all legal writing...




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