What is black letter law?

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What is black letter law?

Postby johansantana21 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:29 pm

I just started my 1L and I'm so lost on what exactly black letter law is.

Everyone keeps telling me that when I read cases I should be looking for the relevant black letter law. They tell me the facts and specific details of the case isn't important but that I should know all the black letter law for the exams...But I can't exactly find it...

Also what are the best commercial outlines?

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Re: What is black letter law?

Postby kalvano » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:34 pm

BLL is the rule that the case establishes. It's not always explicitly stated, especially in older cases, so you have to hunt for it. Occasionally a professor will be nice enough to give it to you.

As far as outlines....really?


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