attacking a crim hypo

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trey
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attacking a crim hypo

Postby trey » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:41 pm

Is it better to outline it by crime or by defendant? (i.e. X might be convicted of robbery, murder etc. -OR- Robbery is... and the prosecutor might charge X because...he might charge Y because...)

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OGR3
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Re: attacking a crim hypo

Postby OGR3 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:43 pm

To each his own, but it seems like by crime would be easier to keep track of...

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Re: attacking a crim hypo

Postby kxz » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:45 pm

I like to do by crime.

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Re: attacking a crim hypo

Postby joobacca » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:09 am

i did it by crime/order of the hypo. i'm sure you'll get more organization points if you do it by defendant (actually, this is purely a guess). but i like to go through the hypo and write out my arguments because i can keep track of the relevant facts better that way. there's just less (another guess) moving around and consolidating facts and issues.

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Re: attacking a crim hypo

Postby evilxs » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:36 pm

trey wrote:Is it better to outline it by crime or by defendant? (i.e. X might be convicted of robbery, murder etc. -OR- Robbery is... and the prosecutor might charge X because...he might charge Y because...)



I just did my crim exam this morning. We had 3 defendants and 4 crimes; I set it up like this:


Bob's criminal liability

Arson
prosecutor would charge and why

defenses against

Murder
prosecutor would charge and why

defenses against

Joe's criminal liability

Murder
prosecutor would charge and why

defenses against

Jake's criminal Liability

Hate
prosecutor would charge and why

defenses against

kxz
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Re: attacking a crim hypo

Postby kxz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:35 pm

My teacher's old exams look to list liability by defendant. Oh well.




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