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ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:27 am

Do not mention note topics in this thread.

So, I'm about 1/3 of the way through my first editing assignment and decided to come up for air and think a little bit about my note. Our first deadline is September 2nd, by which point we are supposed to have selected our note topics. I haven't really figured out what I want to write about yet, since there's nothing in the law I'm interested in enough to write ~50 pages on.

How's this going for anyone else? Has anyone found any really useful resources for figuring out a topic or the process generally? You folks who've already done this, is there anything you'd recommend? Is the Volokh book worth reading?

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:04 am

Our journal only publishes 3 times a year, so only 2-3 cite checks the whole year. It's awesome.

Also, if you'd like help finding a topic, not sure if you know about this -

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/summary/

Scroll down and you can find opinion summaries organized by court or by legal topic.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:26 am

kalvano wrote:Our journal only publishes 3 times a year, so only 2-3 cite checks the whole year. It's awesome.


I think I hate you a little.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby Geist13 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:18 pm

Our first hard deadline for the note is mid-september, but in two weeks we should be able to talk to the note editor about something. I have no clue. Well, I know I'd like to something crim pro or civ pro related, but otherwise I have no idea. It seems impossible to find something that has not already been written about or won't be pre-empted.

By the way, 2-3 publications per year? I'm positive I hate you. We do 6.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:44 pm

Geist13 wrote:Our first hard deadline for the note is mid-september, but in two weeks we should be able to talk to the note editor about something. I have no clue. Well, I know I'd like to something crim pro or civ pro related, but otherwise I have no idea. It seems impossible to find something that has not already been written about or won't be pre-empted.

By the way, 2-3 publications per year? I'm positive I hate you. We do 6.


We do 6 as well. It's the absolute suck.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby spondee » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:19 pm

TTH wrote:Has anyone found any really useful resources for figuring out a topic or the process generally? You folks who've already done this, is there anything you'd recommend?


Faculty are usually happy to help and will have suggestions for note topics.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:37 pm

We have five publications. I've been thinking about a couple of note topics, but I haven't nailed anything down. When is everyone's final draft due?

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby TTH » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:38 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:We have five publications. I've been thinking about a couple of note topics, but I haven't nailed anything down. When is everyone's final draft due?


March-ish. I think either right before or right after spring break.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby Geist13 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:37 pm

I'll take the lack of activity on this thread as evidence that everyone is struggling as much as I am to figure out a topic.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby nymario » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:18 pm

TTH wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:We have five publications. I've been thinking about a couple of note topics, but I haven't nailed anything down. When is everyone's final draft due?


March-ish. I think either right before or right after spring break.


Now *I* hate *you*

Final Draft 1/17/2012 (First draft end of October)

(also 6 publications)

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:41 am

nymario wrote:
TTH wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:We have five publications. I've been thinking about a couple of note topics, but I haven't nailed anything down. When is everyone's final draft due?


March-ish. I think either right before or right after spring break.


Now *I* hate *you*

Final Draft 1/17/2012 (First draft end of October)

(also 6 publications)


LOLOLOLOL Holy Shit. Where do you go to school?

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby beach_terror » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:53 am

On a secondary, but the first draft of my comment is due 9/12. Have my topic and an outline, but there's too much shit going on right now that I haven't even thought about writing - like, you know, OCI and finding a job.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby Baylan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:51 am

beach_terror wrote:On a secondary, but the first draft of my comment is due 9/12. Have my topic and an outline, but there's too much shit going on right now that I haven't even thought about writing - like, you know, OCI and finding a job.


We're all jobless anyway. Might as well write a note.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:26 pm

Our note is due 11/28.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:45 pm

So, having picked a case for a casenote is a pretty nice feeling. That seemed the biggest hurdle as I hate open-ended things like that.

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Re: ITT: We Discuss Note Writing

Postby TTH » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:11 pm

My proposal is due Friday. Still really don't have a topic. Have a couple of ideas, but no topic. Gonna be an awesome couple of days.




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