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Aloha4
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Law School Cases

Postby Aloha4 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:22 pm

Hey, where can I find some law cases that I may read during 1L? I would like to read a few before I start.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby rayiner » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:24 pm

Aloha4 wrote:Hey, where can I find some law cases that I may read during 1L? I would like to read a few before I start.


It'll be useless. You won't get anything out of reading the case because you'll be doing it wrong. You won't be able to learn how to do it right because you won't have the live feedback you get from being cold-called and listening to people get cold called.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby cubswin » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:31 pm

Once when I was wiki-ing Posner, I ended up reading this case:

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Not sure if you'll be assigned it as a 1L, but it should give you an idea what a case looks like.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby solidsnake » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:34 pm

rayiner wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:Hey, where can I find some law cases that I may read during 1L? I would like to read a few before I start.


It'll be useless. You won't get anything out of reading the case because you'll be doing it wrong. You won't be able to learn how to do it right because you won't have the live feedback you get from being cold-called and listening to people get cold called.


TITCR. The point of reading cases in law school, and what the Socratic method is designed to teach you, is to learn how to read cases like a lawyer instead of a layman. You reading at home minus that training will not further that goal. You will pick out all the wrong things, nor wrestle in your mind how to reconcile seemingly inconsistent holdings. Just wait for law school. Get a girlfriend or something.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby rayiner » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:10 pm

solidsnake wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:Hey, where can I find some law cases that I may read during 1L? I would like to read a few before I start.


It'll be useless. You won't get anything out of reading the case because you'll be doing it wrong. You won't be able to learn how to do it right because you won't have the live feedback you get from being cold-called and listening to people get cold called.


TITCR. The point of reading cases in law school, and what the Socratic method is designed to teach you, is to learn how to read cases like a lawyer instead of a layman. You reading at home minus that training will not further that goal. You will pick out all the wrong things, nor wrestle in your mind how to reconcile seemingly inconsistent holdings. Just wait for law school. Get a girlfriend or something.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby Aloha4 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:18 pm

solidsnake wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:Hey, where can I find some law cases that I may read during 1L? I would like to read a few before I start.


It'll be useless. You won't get anything out of reading the case because you'll be doing it wrong. You won't be able to learn how to do it right because you won't have the live feedback you get from being cold-called and listening to people get cold called.


TITCR. The point of reading cases in law school, and what the Socratic method is designed to teach you, is to learn how to read cases like a lawyer instead of a layman. You reading at home minus that training will not further that goal. You will pick out all the wrong things, nor wrestle in your mind how to reconcile seemingly inconsistent holdings. Just wait for law school. Get a girlfriend or something.


Haha, I understand what you are saying but I still would like to read them. So if there is anywhere to get them online could you let me know?

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby Aloha4 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:19 pm

rayiner wrote:
solidsnake wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:Hey, where can I find some law cases that I may read during 1L? I would like to read a few before I start.


It'll be useless. You won't get anything out of reading the case because you'll be doing it wrong. You won't be able to learn how to do it right because you won't have the live feedback you get from being cold-called and listening to people get cold called.


TITCR. The point of reading cases in law school, and what the Socratic method is designed to teach you, is to learn how to read cases like a lawyer instead of a layman. You reading at home minus that training will not further that goal. You will pick out all the wrong things, nor wrestle in your mind how to reconcile seemingly inconsistent holdings. Just wait for law school. Get a girlfriend or something.


Girlfriend is always over, is annoying, and has put on weight. Reading cases all day may help me get rid of her :lol:

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby rayiner » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:26 pm

Start here: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case? ... s_sdt=2002

It'll give you an idea of what a case looks like.

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Re: Law School Cases

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby Cavalier » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:34 pm

rayiner wrote:Start here: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case? ... s_sdt=2002

It'll give you an idea of what a case looks like.

Here's a better example: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case? ... 6496540273

Read and weep!

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby zanda » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:35 pm

Ipsa Dixit wrote:Pennoyer v. Neff

http://supreme.justia.com/us/95/714/case.html

Enjoy.

haha dick move, dick move.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby rayiner » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:36 pm

Cavalier wrote:
rayiner wrote:Start here: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case? ... s_sdt=2002

It'll give you an idea of what a case looks like.

Here's a better example: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case? ... 6496540273

Read and weep!


Pennoyer doesn't have the magic that is Antonin Scalia.

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby Cavalier » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:36 pm

LOL, I was a minute late in thinking of the same case!

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Re: Law School Cases

Postby umichgrad » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:10 am

read Cardozo's opinions, he's a baller. And Learned Hand, he's useless. That's really all you need to know to get all As and be at the top of your class!!




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