2Little 2Late

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

How much are you regretting your extracurricular choices?

Not at all, I can manage my time.
4
4%
I get busy sometimes, but it's not the worst.
14
16%
Every couple of weeks I briefly lose my sanity.
22
25%
I long for the sweet release of death.
28
31%
I am smart and didn't sign up for unnecessary BS
21
24%
 
Total votes: 89

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Gray » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:54 pm

I'd read the case but that requires reading.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Gray wrote:I'd read the case but that requires reading.

Have people generally stopped reading cases?

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Minnietron » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:32 pm

Gray wrote:
Minnietron wrote:Possibly the best thing I've learned in 1L is that a house can be found haunted as a matter of law. Thanks for facilitating that knowledge, Gray!

I still don't think it makes sense ...scooby-doo taught me all ghosts are really just sad lonely old people getting pleasure out of scaring their neighborhood. how can the court say otherwise!!?

Since I haven't read the actual opinion - and I have no intention of doing so - I will reconcile your contention and what Prof. G told us.

It is obvious "Haunted" is a defined term of art meaning: "When a sad, lonely old person gets pleasure out of scaring their neighborhood."

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Minnietron » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:36 pm

Hikkomorist wrote:
Gray wrote:I'd read the case but that requires reading.

Have people generally stopped reading cases?

It depends on the workload for the day. But, if there is a quality case brief out there, 9/10 times I will read that and skim the opinion.

P.S. The "haunted" case in question was a non-mandatory one though.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby DJM » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:58 pm

Minnietron wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:
Gray wrote:I'd read the case but that requires reading.

Have people generally stopped reading cases?

It depends on the workload for the day. But, if there is a quality case brief out there, 9/10 times I will read that and skim the opinion.

P.S. The "haunted" case in question was a non-mandatory one though.


I still read but have stopped briefing.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:59 pm

I read the case. I have zero understanding of what law means or how cases work, but I'm pretty sure it was just that a dude trying to get out of a contract for a house he bought was claiming it was haunted, and the defendant, when he owned the house, had put it on ghost tours and talked publicly about how it was haunted in several national publications, so he couldn't deny it. So since the plaintiff claimed it was haunted and the defendant had to admit it because he couldn't deny it or claim he didn't know, as a matter of law it was haunted

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:04 pm

I will be starting a service called xylo case briefs. Instead of reading, just ask me to summarize, and I will tell you the most interesting things I remember about the case.
Sample Xylobrief:
Someone v. Pepsico -- 20-year-old somehow casually raises $700,000?? But it didn't count because you had to look at the catalog or whatever. The commercial was too hilarious to be legit. Dude doesn't get the plane.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Minnietron » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:19 pm

xylocarp wrote:I will be starting a service called xylo case briefs. Instead of reading, just ask me to summarize, and I will tell you the most interesting things I remember about the case.
Sample Xylobrief:
Someone v. Pepsico -- 20-year-old somehow casually raises $700,000?? But it didn't count because you had to look at the catalog or whatever. The commercial was too hilarious to be legit. Dude doesn't get the plane.

What are the terms and conditions of this service? If agreeable, I would like to request Ashcroft v. Iqbal please.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:26 pm

I wish we could post anonymously on this forum.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:27 pm

Minnietron wrote:
xylocarp wrote:I will be starting a service called xylo case briefs. Instead of reading, just ask me to summarize, and I will tell you the most interesting things I remember about the case.
Sample Xylobrief:
Someone v. Pepsico -- 20-year-old somehow casually raises $700,000?? But it didn't count because you had to look at the catalog or whatever. The commercial was too hilarious to be legit. Dude doesn't get the plane.

What are the terms and conditions of this service? If agreeable, I would like to request Ashcroft v. Iqbal please.

$100,000 for a lifetime membership

DON'T OPEN THIS UNTIL YOU PAY THE $100,000

[+] Spoiler
Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Iqbal was like "dude all the people you're saying are terrorists are Arab Muslims, that's racist," but everyone else was like "idk 9/11 just happened and al Qaeda is pretty much all Arab Muslims so it would kind of make sense that most of the people we think might be involved with Al Qaeda are Arab Muslims" and Iqbal was like "dammit that's all I got," so the government hit him with a 12(b)(6) which wouldn't have been a thing before but since Twombly happened it totally was a thing

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Big Red » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:34 pm

Minnietron wrote:
xylocarp wrote:I will be starting a service called xylo case briefs. Instead of reading, just ask me to summarize, and I will tell you the most interesting things I remember about the case.
Sample Xylobrief:
Someone v. Pepsico -- 20-year-old somehow casually raises $700,000?? But it didn't count because you had to look at the catalog or whatever. The commercial was too hilarious to be legit. Dude doesn't get the plane.

What are the terms and conditions of this service? If agreeable, I would like to request Ashcroft v. Iqbal please.


lol yeah do Twiqbal, maybe Pennoyer if you want to actually do one funny

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Minnietron » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:04 pm

xylocarp wrote:$100,000 for a lifetime membership

DON'T OPEN THIS UNTIL YOU PAY THE $100,000

[+] Spoiler
Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Iqbal was like "dude all the people you're saying are terrorists are Arab Muslims, that's racist," but everyone else was like "idk 9/11 just happened and al Qaeda is pretty much all Arab Muslims so it would kind of make sense that most of the people we think might be involved with Al Qaeda are Arab Muslims" and Iqbal was like "dammit that's all I got," so the government hit him with a 12(b)(6) which wouldn't have been a thing before but since Twombly happened it totally was a thing

I propose a counter-offer. Instead of $100,000 for a lifetime membership, you will get naming rights to my next Iguana in exchange for a two month membership.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Gray » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:11 pm

omg if you have an iguana I'm super jealous.

And yeah hikko it was an optional extra reading. I still do all the reading and "brief cases" for class.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:13 pm

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby unsweetened » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:41 pm

I simply cannot wait to read another case having to do with railroads, mining, construction, or tug boats. There just aren't enough of them.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:55 pm

unsweetened wrote:I simply cannot wait to read another case having to do with railroads, mining, construction, or tug boats. There just aren't enough of them.

Construction cases are the worst. So many useless figures.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:00 pm

Nah finance cases are the worst. I get hot flashes every time I see the word "trustee."

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:01 pm

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Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:03 pm

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Gray » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:04 pm

Hikkomorist wrote:I haven't had a single case about railroads. What am I missing?

Torts?

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:04 pm

One other thing: the poll is starting to make me sad, so can we change it soon?

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Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:05 pm

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby unsweetened » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:37 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Nah finance cases are the worst. I get hot flashes every time I see the word "trustee."

Are you surety? :twisted:

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby leslieknope » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:07 am

Land is stupid. Estates in land are stupid. Everyone should live on a boat.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:48 am

fuck boats




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