emarxnj wrote:Torts professor just e-mailed us the exact layout of the exam, time allotments, stuff like that. One fact pattern with six questions, and a second with only one, so I'm assuming the first one is gonna be the big multi-party tort-orgy I've been practicing. I'm still kinda stuck on how to write my answer though. Causation isn't really a problem, was D's conduct cause-in-fact/proximate cause, damages is easy too, I'm honestly just mixed up with breach and duty and the concept of negligence. I get what they all mean, just writing an answer is a pain. I've seen some model answers where people are just stating the cause of action, and then they list issues with the cause, but it doesn't seem to necessarily be in any duty-breach-causation-damages way. pls someone give me a system I'm illiterate tier 2 scum
1. Ermarxnj: take a deep breath and relax. still breathing? well then that's a plus? Not breathing, well then you have other things to worry about that take priorities over law school....
2. there's two different approaches: One is to go through each issue and break it down by groups ec. Negligence A-B, C-D, A-D etc.., list the elements for each, then use a brief sentence to state something like this " the elements of negligence that are relevant to this discussion are.... then analyze the facts.. then rinse and repeat for each...
Or you can simply go through each paring and talk about all of the issues and discussion:
Rise and Repeat for each group paring
I personally used option one, because that way I was sure I discussed each paring for each tort issue I spotted. But some people don't like how it looks and would rather talk about the tortfeasiness of each individual
don't forget that its just a 3 hour conversation with you and your professor that just so happens to take place on paper. once time is up, delete the conversation from your memory and move on to the next thing in your life ( sex, beer, another final----- scratch that, a movie or something fun for a few hours, delicious treats/ junk food) and don't talk to other classmates about it.
I know I went a little beyond your question, but keep in mind, theres at least 1 class that freaks you out 1L fall ( for me it was every class besides criminal law), and any 1L that says otherwise, is a foolish idiot.
Keep breathing, keep plodding, and keep perspective finals are just a convoluted medium to have a conversation with your professor who resides in the ivory tower, after all