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I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby kekepania » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:15 pm

We refer a lot to the contracts restatement in our class. Am I correct in thinking that for each case we read, there is a section in the restatement for the black letter law of that case?

I think the restatement is important to our professor. The TA told us that she memorized the restatement and did very well on the exam.

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby ph14 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:17 pm

kekepania wrote:We refer a lot to the contracts restatement in our class. Am I correct in thinking that for each case we read, there is a section in the restatement for the black letter law of that case?

I think the restatement is important to our professor. The TA told us that she memorized the restatement and did very well on the exam.


Maybe not all, but probably most of the cases.

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby Klinklang » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:25 pm

She memorized the entire Restatement on Contracts? Unless your T.A. is Mike Ross, I call BS.

I do think you have a good question, though. My casebook - when it's not just an anthology of cases - has sections before and after each chapter explaining the topic, and relies heavily on citations to the R2d. I know it's only persuasive authority unless a court holds otherwise, but is it generally safe to assume that you can apply it?

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:57 pm

My Ks prof used pretty much only the RST and UCC. Cases weren't law, they were illustrations of RST/UCC provisions to my prof (and thus not particularly important).

Protip: stop being scared and just ask the prof or TA.

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:09 pm

bk1 wrote:My Ks prof used pretty much only the RST and UCC. Cases weren't law, they were illustrations of RST/UCC provisions to my prof (and thus not particularly important).

Protip: stop being scared and just ask the prof or TA.


Agree. Get used to not knowing what the fuck is going on. It only gets worse when you start to practice and the people that don't ask questions are the ones that usually fuck up in a major way.

That aside, the restatements are absolutely important to learning contracts (to many professors). It seems your professor is one of them and a safe way to go is to cite to the restatement and a case that supports that position. If you do that and analyze both possible conclusions, you're in pretty good shape.

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby kekepania » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:43 am

Klinklang wrote:She memorized the entire Restatement on Contracts? Unless your T.A. is Mike Ross, I call BS.

I do think you have a good question, though. My casebook - when it's not just an anthology of cases - has sections before and after each chapter explaining the topic, and relies heavily on citations to the R2d. I know it's only persuasive authority unless a court holds otherwise, but is it generally safe to assume that you can apply it?



No, not the entire restatement. We have the annotated version, and she probably only memorized the relevant ones.

So it's normal to not know what is going on at all right now?

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby spleenworship » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:49 am

kekepania wrote:
Klinklang wrote:She memorized the entire Restatement on Contracts? Unless your T.A. is Mike Ross, I call BS.

I do think you have a good question, though. My casebook - when it's not just an anthology of cases - has sections before and after each chapter explaining the topic, and relies heavily on citations to the R2d. I know it's only persuasive authority unless a court holds otherwise, but is it generally safe to assume that you can apply it?



No, not the entire restatement. We have the annotated version, and she probably only memorized the relevant ones.

So it's normal to not know what is going on at all right now?


Yes.

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Re: I'm too scared to ask TA/another student...

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:51 am

You'd either be a genius or lying if you knew what the hell is going on right now.

That's why a lot of people become TAs - because they recognize that 1L sucks, and hope they can help clear the fog a little bit. (At least, that's why I do it.) Rely on your Profs and TAs.




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