Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

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Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby ok2bedifferent » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:55 am

I find that the long outlines often include majority law, minority law, and restatements. Are you only learning the majority law?

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby Catsinthebag » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:05 am

ok2bedifferent wrote:I find that the long outlines often include majority law, minority law, and restatements. Are you only learning the majority law?



No.

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby rcharter1978 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:57 am

ok2bedifferent wrote:I find that the long outlines often include majority law, minority law, and restatements. Are you only learning the majority law?


Thats what I mostly learned for the essays. And I think the majority law what you should know best, even in terms of the MBE. I don't remember many questions asking to apply the minority view. Of course you should learn the law where there is a substantial minority split, but if you're getting towards the end and desperate, i would focus on the majority law.

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Focussing on the majority. Head can only contain so much,

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby kellyfrost » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:35 pm

For testing purposes it is probably important to really learn the majority well, but also have a functional understanding of the minority.
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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby ok2bedifferent » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:23 pm

rcharter1978 wrote:I don't remember many questions asking to apply the minority view
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How would the minority view be raised in the MBE? Would it be phrased as "UNDER THE MINORITY view, ...."?

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby HonestAdvice » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:32 pm

The February MBE had a number of questions that required you to know Turkish law so definitely so you'll want to have at least some exposure to Turkish CL throughout your studying.

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby rcharter1978 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:02 pm

ok2bedifferent wrote:
rcharter1978 wrote:I don't remember many questions asking to apply the minority view


How would the minority view be raised in the MBE? Would it be phrased as "UNDER THE MINORITY view, ...."?[/quote]

I think they could raise it by asking you to answer under common law when the majority view isn't the same, it certainly wouldn't be phrased "under the minority view" Or, I guess they could ask you to apply a particular theory....such primary rights for a cause of action.

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby rcharter1978 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:03 pm

HonestAdvice wrote:The February MBE had a number of questions that required you to know Turkish law so definitely so you'll want to have at least some exposure to Turkish CL throughout your studying.


True, but those are trick questions, as the answer is always D, because it is the only letter of the alphabet recognized in Turkish law.

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby LionelHutzJD » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:13 pm

It can be tested as an answer choice. For example, a correct answer to one of the Barbri questions on Mortgages was "Yes, if the jurisdiction followed the title theory of mortgages." The title theory is a minority view.

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby BNA » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:49 pm

LionelHutzJD wrote:It can be tested as an answer choice. For example, a correct answer to one of the Barbri questions on Mortgages was "Yes, if the jurisdiction followed the title theory of mortgages." The title theory is a minority view.


This is terrifying

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Re: Which law do you learn? Only the majority?

Postby anon sequitur » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:36 am

I always put majority/minority view into normal approach/stupid approach. Easier to learn if I always concentrated on why the majority view made sense and the minority view was a stupid way for the law to be.



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