What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

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Kobe_Teeth
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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:37 am

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Rotor
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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby Rotor » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:40 am

vanwinkle wrote:
JazzOne wrote:OP, read Ashcroft v. Iqbal. It's a real page turner.

Yes. This. Read this case carefully. If you are still at all interested in reading cases when you are done, then you probably don't have a life to lose by starting early anyway.

Oh joy. Iqbal is one of my cases for Tuesday. :?

Looks like it's going to suck the life out of three day weekend.

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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:42 am

Rotor wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
JazzOne wrote:OP, read Ashcroft v. Iqbal. It's a real page turner.

Yes. This. Read this case carefully. If you are still at all interested in reading cases when you are done, then you probably don't have a life to lose by starting early anyway.

Oh joy. Iqbal is one of my cases for Monday. :?

So basically, a short a plain statement will not satisfy the pleading requirement. Good thing too, or there wouldn't be anything for lawyers to do.

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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:42 am

JazzOne wrote:So basically, a short a plain statement will not satisfy the pleading requirement. Good thing too, or there wouldn't be anything for lawyers to do.

Yeah, this is basically all that Iqbal says, it just says it so badly.

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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby summerstar » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:05 am

Garratt v. Dailey, first case in Torts usually. You'll get a sense of the trickiness of intent. Also, Eand E's are the best. (Prof. Glannon teaches at Suffolk, by the way...I'm going to check out his mock class in a few weeks while I wait for my decision to come in).

And, it's not weird at all to start now...I jumped into some cases the minute I knew I wanted to go to law school. But the Glannon books are perfect. Oh, don't forget to pick up your copy of Black's Law Dictionary...just browse through it at your leisure, you'll start picking up a lot. Also, start getting the hang of some of the more frequently used Latin phrases.

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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby gregw8705 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:37 pm

A lot of law school is understanding cases through the lens of your professors perspective on the law. It will do you no good to read a case early because you probably won't understand it and definitely won't see it the same way your prof wants you to. Don't be a douche and just have fun between now and the start of law school.

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Re: What cases should 0L's start reading in preparation?

Postby como » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:38 pm

gregw8705 wrote:A lot of law school is understanding cases through the lens of your professors perspective on the law. It will do you no good to read a case early because you probably won't understand it and definitely won't see it the same way your prof wants you to. Don't be a douche and just have fun between now and the start of law school.


+ a lot

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