Torts and Crim in same semester

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hukchobo
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Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby hukchobo » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:23 pm

I'm taking both Torts and Crim this semester and the word is that it could get confusing learning the two during the same semester. I can see why and so I want to make sure I start off strong and make sure I can differentiate the two from the beginning.

Anyone have any helpful tips? How did you manage to study both without getting confused? What's the mindset I need to have?

Thanks in advance.

Hutz_and_Goodman
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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:25 pm

I don't think it will be a problem

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby seespotrun » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:26 pm

Murder hypo = crim

Good luck

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:27 pm

No need to have a special mindset to differentiate the two.

Yes they're similar. But not to the extent you would need to worry about taking them simultaneously

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby MarkfromWI » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:42 pm

seespotrun wrote:Murder hypo = crim

Good luck


Lol'd at this

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby banjo » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:51 am

You'll get tired of reading cases about people dying in horrific ways, but I don't think there will be a problem. Crim is heavily statutory and Torts is heavily common law.

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby ymmv » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:56 am

You're totally fucked.

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby jphiggo » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:59 am

Just leave the crim off the torts final and the torts off the crim final and you'll be fine. You won't accidentally confuse the two, you'll have to intentionally go out of your way to piss your professors off.

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby hukchobo » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:35 pm

Thanks guys.

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby Pizon » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:24 pm

I took them both my first semester of 1L. Don't think it was a problem.

The only areas that were a bit confusing were nuances like the common law "battery" tort being the "assault" crime in New York.

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:44 pm

banjo wrote:You'll get tired of reading cases about people dying in horrific ways, but I don't think there will be a problem. Crim is heavily statutory and Torts is heavily common law.


imo TCR

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby tianziwansui » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:39 pm

I also had this when I was a 1L. In fact, it was my first semester in law school. It's dumb, schools shouldn't schedule them together IMO.

Anyways it can be easy to separate them. I think in criminal law, you shouldn't spend substantial time going over offenses that are similar to intentional torts. They are more like common sense in criminal law. Of course, it depends on the professor, but I'm pretty sure you'll spend more time on robbery, murder, felony murder, conspiracy etc. However, in Torts, intentional torts are a large part of the course. Just remember, what class you're in when you start using terms like "guilty, plaintiff, state, offense."

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby BVest » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:11 pm

I can't be alone in wondering how this is a problem.

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Re: Torts and Crim in same semester

Postby fats provolone » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:18 pm

where's tru chainz on this?

"torts and crim at the same time,
arguing entrapment on conversion"




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