Contracts Quiz 1st Semester 1994

17 Oct
Professor Kingsfield

Contracts I Quiz 1. What is the challenge of an ideal contracting system? Express your answer in terms of the risk and balance of power. An ideal contracting system must allow parties the freedom to identify and redistribute all possible … Read More »

Contracts Quiz 2nd Semester 1995

17 Oct
2nd Semester Contracts Quiz

Contracts II Quiz 1. Under what circumstances would fraud be a valid defense to a contract action? Fraud is a deliberate inducement of a mistake on the other contracting party. However, the consideration doctrine, in its purest form, is indifferent … Read More »

Entering Law School

21 Jun

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

20 May

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

12 Feb

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 … Read More »

Perspective on Causation

22 May

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.