An example of "dense" LS reading?

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rawlsohard
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An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby rawlsohard » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:20 pm

I have heard that law school reading can be compared to reading journal articles in the social sciences. I don't find that intimidating at all -- I enjoy reading academic articles in psychology for example. But I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The denser end of stuff I read in undergrad was probably something like this. Is this comparable?

What is some of the denser material you've had to read?

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:21 pm

rawlsohard wrote:I have heard that law school reading can be compared to reading journal articles in the social sciences. I don't find that intimidating at all -- I enjoy reading academic articles in psychology for example. But I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg.

What is some of the denser material you've had to read?


Holy crap, you are one inquisitive SOB

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby gregfootball2001 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:30 pm

Pennoyer v Neff, 95 US 714.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby Bobnoxious » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:36 pm

rawlsohard wrote:I have heard that law school reading can be compared to reading journal articles in the social sciences. I don't find that intimidating at all -- I enjoy reading academic articles in psychology for example. But I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The denser end of stuff I read in undergrad was probably something like this. Is this comparable?

What is some of the denser material you've had to read?


Fan of Kant & Rawls, eh?

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby rawlsohard » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:48 pm

not substantially so, but it was the best philosophy pun on rap slang in a pinch.

Thanks for the citation of Pennoyer v Neff -- that's great feedback.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:05 am

In addition to Pennoyer v. Neff, try this contracts case and this conlaw case. You'll read other cases along these lines. You'll also read many newer cases written in less lyrical but more accessible English.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby utlaw2007 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:13 pm



I was just going to suggest this one.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby ph14 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:17 pm

rawlsohard wrote:I have heard that law school reading can be compared to reading journal articles in the social sciences. I don't find that intimidating at all -- I enjoy reading academic articles in psychology for example. But I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The denser end of stuff I read in undergrad was probably something like this. Is this comparable?

What is some of the denser material you've had to read?


Go read any article in a law review or law journal.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:18 pm

Ti Malice wrote:In addition to Pennoyer v. Neff, try this contracts case and this conlaw case. You'll read other cases along these lines. You'll also read many newer cases written in less lyrical but more accessible English.

Read all three of these in one night to get the real experience.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby mephistopheles » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:19 pm

cases are not that dense.

i'm not sure anything in law school requires quite as much mental work as philosophy.

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Re: An example of "dense" LS reading?

Postby DreamShake » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:48 am

mephistopheles wrote:cases are not that dense.

i'm not sure anything in law school requires quite as much mental work as philosophy.


This is spot on. Nothing in law school is as conceptually dense as philosophy; the difficulties generally arise from applying legal concepts, which requires great attention to factual details. If you want factually complicated cases, check out some cases from a tax or securities casebook. The cite to Jacobs & Young is also a good one.




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