Brief v. Memo

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Brief v. Memo

Postby jaydee2013 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:25 am

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby keg411 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:16 am

I thought the brief was more difficult/time consuming based on the topic we were given as compared with the memo topic. But our brief was also due before spring break, so there was much more of a time crunch as compared to our memo.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby Wholigan » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:50 am

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby mythosopher » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:53 pm

I find the brief a bit more time consuming, but only because it's an appellate brief and we must argue for new rules in the law. IMO, memos are more application, whereas briefs are more rule explanation. Also our memo was closed-universe, whereas our brief is open research. But I wouldn't really say that one was harder than the other. Same effort, different results.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:10 pm

My brief was a monster. My memo, not so much.

The brief was an appellate brief and you could use law from any court. The memo was limited to Texas only.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby Pizon » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:09 pm

Yeah I think it definitely depends on the topic. My last memo was about securities fraud. I found it boring as hell, and thus hard to complete. My brief was "longer" but about freedom of speech so it was much easier.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby Eruannon » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:23 pm

Is your LW course graded?

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby mythosopher » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:10 pm

Eruannon wrote:Is your LW course graded?

Yours isn't? I didn't know some schools didn't grade their LWR classes.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby dailygrind » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:13 pm

mythosopher wrote:
Eruannon wrote:Is your LW course graded?

Yours isn't? I didn't know some schools didn't grade their LWR classes.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142463

it's pretty awesome when it's not graded. it's cool, though, when we both go to work and i have no idea wtf i'm doing, you'll have the last laugh.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby mythosopher » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:33 am

dailygrind wrote:
mythosopher wrote:
Eruannon wrote:Is your LW course graded?

Yours isn't? I didn't know some schools didn't grade their LWR classes.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=142463

it's pretty awesome when it's not graded. it's cool, though, when we both go to work and i have no idea wtf i'm doing, you'll have the last laugh.

I knew that the T3 schools only used a pass/fail system, but I didn't realize it was more popular than that. Seems rather silly though. Wouldn't a HP be basically an A/A-, a P be a B+/B/B-, and a LP be a C+/C/C-? Though I guess that doesn't calculate into your overall GPA then, does it? Which is too bad, because it's a boost for me.

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Re: Brief v. Memo

Postby Eruannon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:38 am

mythosopher wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
mythosopher wrote:
Eruannon wrote:Is your LW course graded?

Yours isn't? I didn't know some schools didn't grade their LWR classes.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=142463

it's pretty awesome when it's not graded. it's cool, though, when we both go to work and i have no idea wtf i'm doing, you'll have the last laugh.

I knew that the T3 schools only used a pass/fail system, but I didn't realize it was more popular than that. Seems rather silly though. Wouldn't a HP be basically an A/A-, a P be a B+/B/B-, and a LP be a C+/C/C-? Though I guess that doesn't calculate into your overall GPA then, does it? Which is too bad, because it's a boost for me.


Yea Illinois doesn't grade LRW, just high honors, honors, pass, and fail.




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