What is the most famous 1L case?

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What is the most famous 1L case?

Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad
83
31%
Hawkins v. McGee (Hairy Hand)
22
8%
Pennoyer v. Neff
39
15%
Marbury v. Madison (for those that are forced to take Con law)
51
19%
Pierson v. Post
21
8%
Erie Railroad v. Tompkins
39
15%
Regina v. Dudley and Stephens
10
4%
 
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Antilles Haven
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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Antilles Haven » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:54 am

Cupidity wrote:
He's right. You clearly haven't taken Fed.Courts.

Edit - The wut wasn't directed at Hunter's Lessee, was it?

Also, I haven't either :( , I just read an interesting footnote about it in my con law book.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:56 am

The Thorns Case!

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Kabuo » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:00 am

If this is most famous for law students and lawyers, sure, maybe Palsgraf. But if it's most famous overall, it has to be Hawkins. Lots of people have seen The Paper Chase.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Antilles Haven » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:11 am

InGoodFaith wrote:
Antilles Haven wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:wut

Let me help you:

Thread Title wrote:most famous 1L case

InGoodFaith wrote:as a 0L


So the case can no longer be described as a 1L case because the person referencing it isn't a 1L?

Look at the forum topic and garner some context.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:25 am

I'm going with Palsgraf. I haven't read Hawkins or Regina yet, but I'm in Ks and Crim right now so I guess we'll get to them.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby cinephile » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 am

We skipped Palsgraf in torts since the professor said it was meaningless and overly confusing. By that logic, I wish we could've skipped con law.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby TTH » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:01 pm

ilovesf wrote:I'm going with Palsgraf. I haven't read Hawkins or Regina yet, but I'm in Ks and Crim right now so I guess we'll get to them.


I can agree with this, besides there's a far more awesome version of Palsgraf now:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/2 ... d%3D123800

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:06 pm

TTH wrote:
ilovesf wrote:I'm going with Palsgraf. I haven't read Hawkins or Regina yet, but I'm in Ks and Crim right now so I guess we'll get to them.


I can agree with this, besides there's a far more awesome version of Palsgraf now:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/2 ... d%3D123800

That really is like Palsgraf 2.0.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby BEAST_mode » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:08 pm

LoyalRebel wrote:International Shoe, of course.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:08 pm

Kabuo wrote:If this is most famous for law students and lawyers, sure, maybe Palsgraf. But if it's most famous overall, it has to be Hawkins. Lots of people have seen The Paper Chase.

This is what I was thinking as well.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Mce252 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:16 pm

Marbury v. Madison is the most famous case. You learned this case in elementary school. I don't remember Palsgraf being inserted into my history books as a kid.
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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby shoeshine » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:30 pm

Palsgraf huh? That is a little surprising.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Tanicius » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:31 pm

I disagree with Palsgraf because while the facts of the case are really screwed up, it's a sinch to summarize what the rule is. I can scarcely remember what Pennoyer's overall rule even was. Something about needing to be in a state in order to find personal jurisdiction.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:50 pm

Mce252 wrote:Marbury v. Madison is the most famous case. You learned this case in elementary school. I don't remember Palsgraf being inserted into my history books as a kid.

I didn't study this case in elementary school.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:53 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Marbury v. Madison is the most famous case. You learned this case in elementary school. I don't remember Palsgraf being inserted into my history books as a kid.

I didn't study this case in elementary school.


Definitely learned about it a couple times in middle and high school.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:55 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Marbury v. Madison is the most famous case. You learned this case in elementary school. I don't remember Palsgraf being inserted into my history books as a kid.

I didn't study this case in elementary school.


Definitely learned about it a couple times in middle and high school.

We did in high school but I don't remember it at all in elementary school. Pretty sure I was too busy writing reports on my favorite president and memorizing the state capitals back then.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby T00L » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Marbury v. Madison.

I don't think it's close, but I'm also 0L. The case was the only one that came up in all 3 of my UG law courses.

Now, if you are a URM applicant or Dean Z, then you might prefer Grutter v. Bolinger

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Guchster » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:57 pm

T00L wrote:Marbury v. Madison.

I don't think it's close, but I'm also 0L. The case was the only one that came up in all 3 of my UG law courses.

Now, if you are a URM applicant or Dean Z, then you might prefer Grutter v. Bolinger


No.


A question almost as useful is what is the most famous 1L course, mirite?

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:58 pm

T00L wrote:Marbury v. Madison.

I don't think it's close, but I'm also 0L. The case was the only one that came up in all 3 of my UG law courses.

Now, if you are a URM applicant or Dean Z, then you might prefer Grutter v. Bolinger


Uh oh, an affirmative action reference? Dear mods...

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby 062914123 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:00 pm

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Guchster » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:03 pm

ilovesf wrote:I'm going with Palsgraf. I haven't read Hawkins or Regina yet, but I'm in Ks and Crim right now so I guess we'll get to them.


Dudley & Stephens was the cannibal case, where the doods plotted, killed, and then ate a 17 yrs old bro while stranded at sea--first drinking his blood and then eating his body. No one cared till they started to brag at home. dat assbergerz.

While maybe not the moast famous case, it's definitely one of the most hardcore of the famous cases.

Hawkins was squibbed in my k book. Doctor implanted skin on boys hand from his chest, and promised him it would look nice. Grew hair and boy got mad and sued for breach.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby lsatcrazy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:08 pm

After visiting a number of law schools, I thinks it has to be either Laptop or Nut, and not necessarily in that order.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:09 pm

bee wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Marbury v. Madison is the most famous case. You learned this case in elementary school. I don't remember Palsgraf being inserted into my history books as a kid.

I didn't study this case in elementary school.


I definitely did and I did not go to the most...upstanding...of public schools.

I went to a private school. I guess they just didn't care about it that much. I can't really see myself as a 10 year old kid understanding it too well though.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:13 pm

First, 0Ls need to get the FUCK out of the Forum for Law School Students.

Second, it's obviously Pierson v. Post. Marbury doesn't count because Con Law is not a 1L course at the nation's leading Chicago-based law school.

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Re: What is the most famous 1L case?

Postby Guchster » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:15 pm

ilovesf wrote:
bee wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Marbury v. Madison is the most famous case. You learned this case in elementary school. I don't remember Palsgraf being inserted into my history books as a kid.

I didn't study this case in elementary school.


I definitely did and I did not go to the most...upstanding...of public schools.

I went to a private school. I guess they just didn't care about it that much. I can't really see myself as a 10 year old kid understanding it too well though.


I do not fucking understand Marbury v. Madison as a 1L spring law student, why the fuck do they teach this shit to kids? if only it were as simple as "dat judicial review"




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