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Postby kay2016 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:16 pm

emarxnj wrote:What the hell does estoppel mean? I can't wrap my head around the definition and it's driving me nuts.

My civ pro professor explained promissory estoppel as "stopping the other side from claiming it was a promise to get out the contract "

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Postby Easy-E » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Thank you guys, very helpful. I just couldn't get a concrete idea of what the word implied.

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Postby thesealocust » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:19 pm

It does come up in a few different legal contexts. Collateral estoppel is a civ pro concept, promissory estoppel is a contracts one. But in both cases it basically does mean "no take backs."

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Postby Easy-E » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:27 pm

thesealocust wrote:It does come up in a few different legal contexts. Collateral estoppel is a civ pro concept, promissory estoppel is a contracts one. But in both cases it basically does mean "no take backs."



Cool, thanks man. So an "easement by estoppel" would occur in a situation where someone sold land who made it appear as though (misrepresents) there was an easement (access to road lets say) when in reality there was no explicit easement, like maybe they just told the buyer "oh yeah sure you can drive right through there". Is this when easement by estoppel applies?

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Postby Danger Zone » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:33 pm

emarxnj wrote:
thesealocust wrote:It does come up in a few different legal contexts. Collateral estoppel is a civ pro concept, promissory estoppel is a contracts one. But in both cases it basically does mean "no take backs."



Cool, thanks man. So an "easement by estoppel" would occur in a situation where someone sold land who made it appear as though (misrepresents) there was an easement (access to road lets say) when in reality there was no explicit easement, like maybe they just told the buyer "oh yeah sure you can drive right through there". Is this when easement by estoppel applies?

Yep exactly. Like if I was selling you land and said that you could use the road through my property to get to the land you are purchasing, but then didn't include that in the deed. The court will tell me to pound sand if I (or my successors) try to put up a gate or block the road in some other way.

ETA: I've been informed that my analysis above is not substantively correct in property law doctrine, but I'm leaving it up to hopefully give some insight into what "estoppel" means.

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Postby stillwater » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:42 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
emarxnj wrote:
thesealocust wrote:It does come up in a few different legal contexts. Collateral estoppel is a civ pro concept, promissory estoppel is a contracts one. But in both cases it basically does mean "no take backs."



Cool, thanks man. So an "easement by estoppel" would occur in a situation where someone sold land who made it appear as though (misrepresents) there was an easement (access to road lets say) when in reality there was no explicit easement, like maybe they just told the buyer "oh yeah sure you can drive right through there". Is this when easement by estoppel applies?

Yep exactly. Like if I was selling you land and said that you could use the road through my property to get to the land you are purchasing, but then didn't include that in the deed. The court will tell me to pound sand if I (or my successors) try to put up a gate or block the road in some other way.

ETA: I've been informed that my analysis above is not substantively correct in property law doctrine, but I'm leaving it up to hopefully give some insight into what "estoppel" means.


VIVA LA PROPERTY!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby sinfiery » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:59 pm

ThinkNegative wrote:I'm constantly behind on my reading. It's an emergency so I triage:

— Read the BLL (Restatements Torts & Contracts; UCC; Model Penal Code; Statutes for CivPro)
— If I have time, I skim the notes on the material in the casebooks;
— If I have more time, I skim the actual cases in the casebooks.

Am I doing this right?

I hate being totally confused in class, but at least the BLL orients me to WTF is being discussed.


How much of the the UCC in contracts and the MPC in Crim do you focus on?

Do you just focus on the specific ones that are mentioned with the reading/in class??

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Postby Danger Zone » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:25 pm

stillwater wrote:VIVA LA PROPERTY!!!!!!!!!!

Damnit, sw :lol:

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Postby ThinkNegative » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 pm

sinfiery wrote:
ThinkNegative wrote:I'm constantly behind on my reading. It's an emergency so I triage:

— Read the BLL (Restatements Torts & Contracts; UCC; Model Penal Code; Statutes for CivPro)
— If I have time, I skim the notes on the material in the casebooks;
— If I have more time, I skim the actual cases in the casebooks.

Am I doing this right?

I hate being totally confused in class, but at least the BLL orients me to WTF is being discussed.


How much of the the UCC in contracts and the MPC in Crim do you focus on?

Do you just focus on the specific ones that are mentioned with the reading/in class??


Pretty much just the ones mentioned in the reading / in-class. Profs in both classes assign them along with the casebook.

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Postby desiballa21 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:56 pm

So.. picking an elective for next semester and was wondering if y'all had any input on whether to take a class w/ a take home 8 hour or an in-class? Also, one of the classes has graded online quizzes throughout the semester. Thoughts?

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Postby thesealocust » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:03 pm

desiballa21 wrote:So.. picking an elective for next semester and was wondering if y'all had any input on whether to take a class w/ a take home 8 hour or an in-class? Also, one of the classes has graded online quizzes throughout the semester. Thoughts?


Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa does not provide course selection advice :)

My thoughts are that you'll be fine whatever you choose.

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Postby espressocream » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:41 pm

I have finals in a month. wtf.

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Postby kay2016 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:11 pm

espressocream wrote:I have finals in a month. wtf.

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Postby stillwater » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:12 pm

kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:I have finals in a month. wtf.


finals are fun. swing for the fences.

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Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:28 pm

stillwater wrote:
kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:I have finals in a month. wtf.


finals are fun. swing for the fences.

+1

Swing away. Now or never.

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Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Seriously, those anal retentive fucks who created ICW need to chill out. Spaces must be italicized correctly? Are you fucking kidding me?

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Postby Danger Zone » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:31 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:Seriously, those anal retentive fucks who created ICW need to chill out. Spaces must be italicized correctly? Are you fucking kidding me?

If you make it on to a journal, you'll get to keep caring about that for another couple years. Yay!

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Postby thefuturenow » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:03 am

thesealocust wrote:Shhh. There there.

Show me on this doll where 1L touched you.



LoL. Dead.

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Postby alicrimson » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:57 pm

sinfiery wrote:
ThinkNegative wrote:I'm constantly behind on my reading. It's an emergency so I triage:

— Read the BLL (Restatements Torts & Contracts; UCC; Model Penal Code; Statutes for CivPro)
— If I have time, I skim the notes on the material in the casebooks;
— If I have more time, I skim the actual cases in the casebooks.

Am I doing this right?

I hate being totally confused in class, but at least the BLL orients me to WTF is being discussed.


How much of the the UCC in contracts and the MPC in Crim do you focus on?

Do you just focus on the specific ones that are mentioned with the reading/in class??


Before getting hung up on specific portions of the code, ask your prof specifically what you need. I know first year, my prof wanted MPC and common law. Some crim classes were not obligated to do both. The same goes for UCC v. Restatement. We did tons of UCC, but also are able to take sales later. I took that 2L and many of my classmates did not focus heavily on the UCC in contracts. Like anything, statutes are very professor specific. Also, get a feel for whether you have to cite to these provisions or if you can just generally talk about them.

When in doubt, or even if you already know, get a professor to go over what they want in office hours. If they'll look over an exam answer from a practice exam, even better. There is no question that is too stupid. I like to go to office hours, ask questions (even if they feel dumb), and then get the correct answers on the exam. Don't let anyone make you feel stupid for attending office hours. If you don't understand something and are too afraid to go to office hours or think you're too smart for them, that's the stupid move.

I say this often, I think law school exams are extremely learnable. I'm by no stretch the brightest crayon in the box (bottom 25% lsat for my school), yet I am currently and will likely (3L) finish in the top 5 in my class. You don't have to be a genius to get this stuff. If you put in the work and do the practice exams, you'll likely be just fine.

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Postby espressocream » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:29 pm

kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:I have finals in a month. wtf.

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Postby Dogg » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:03 pm

espressocream wrote:I have finals in a month. wtf.

5 weeks here
dat extra week

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Postby 06102016 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:09 pm

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Postby thesealocust » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:18 pm

Hang in there team. It might get more stressful now, but you're also going to have a better and better grasp on things and will be able to put in much more useful effort from now until finals.

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Postby chem! » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:21 pm

I got my open memo/final exam in LRW on Thursday, and have made very little headway on one issue. Frustration abounds.




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