Gifts for Attorneys, Judges, Students & Law Professors

Law Gift

As we approach the holidays, you may be contemplating a gift for your attorney, law student, professor or judge. Why not consider a law dictionary – a gift that not only conveys your appreciation, but offers timeless utility to be referred to for years to come. Whether an easily transported pocket dictionary or the unabridged Black’s, Legal.com’s …

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Entering Law School

Summer Reading for a New 1L

Entering Law School;
Embrace the Bramble Bush

by Claudia Valenzuela

The Bramble Bush

There was a man in our town
And he was wond’rous wise;
He jumped into a bramble bush
And scratched out both his eyes.
And when he saw his eyes were out,
With all his might and main
He jumped into another bush
And scratched them in again.

– L. Frank Baum

A week ago Tuesday, I received the last acceptance letter of three law school applications

The Nightmare Before Exam Results

Legal.com, May 19, 2013

 

Imagine the transition from law student to lawyer – the thoughts of all those bright minds, having studied for years to earn their Juris Doctorate degree. And now, living with the anxiety of the day when their California Bar Exam results will surely arrive. Penned below, the remembrances of one such lawyer. 

Flight, Fear, and the Surety of Imminent Death:
Awaiting California Bar Exam Results

David A. Cain, JD. California Western School of Law ’13

 The nightmares started the week before bar results posted.

 The California bar exam is notoriously difficult and my subconscious started sending up nightly reminders how slim my chances were, how many eggs I had loaded into this basket, and how easily I could lose my grip on it.

Each morning started at around 5 AM when my eyes would shoot open …

 

Sample Complaint: Trump v. Maher

Donald Trump sues Bill Maher During Barack Obama’s 1st term and the 2012 presidential election, Donald Trump repeatedly questioned the President’s citizenship. Even though he obtained a copy of Mr. Obama’s birth certificate, Mr. Trump appeared to be unsatisfied with its authenticity. Meanwhile, liberal comedian and political talk show host Bill Maher began questioning Donald …

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Perspective on Causation

Sports & Entertainment Law

Legal.com

by: Dave Alden

But-for test; Proximate Cause; Duty; Foreseeable Plaintiff; Superseding Cause

While no one would suggest that the on-field injury that sidelined an NFL athlete led to his death two weeks later, the tragic series of events that befell Sean Taylor illustrates the seemingly simple concept of causation, and how this concept evolved into an important and often controversial doctrine in the world of tort law.

Writing On to Law Review

Tips from newsgroup: bit.listserv.lawsch-l

Writing on to law review is both a first and second year event. For ILs, there is a short write-on competition, usually in the spring. You write a casenote on comment on a topic of the editorial board's choosing. They give you all the cases and footnotes and you just have to organize it and write it. TRUST ME, you want to get on this way. For those who do not get on in the short write-on competition, there is a long write-on in the fall of your second year.