Homework – 1L Week Eight

This song is too badass to confine it to Soundcloud. You need to see this video. Because Ciara is freakin HOT. And I absolutely love love love love LOVE Nicki’s eye makeup here.

Note: No school on Monday. Tuesday is a legislative Monday. That means there is only one session of torts and civpro this week. BAWSS.

OCTOBER 14 – OCTOBER 18 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[X] Schedule appointment with your appointed counselor by phone or email if you haven’t already

CIVIL PROCEDURE
[X] Wednesday: “Practice” Midterm at 4PM in RM. LL-01
[ ] Thursday: pps. 635-709, FRCP Rule 8

CONTRACTS
[X] Tuesday: See notes and add this in later
[X] Wednesday: pps. 257-260; 266-275; 278-289

LEGAL WRITING
[X] Tuesday: Have thesis for Assignment IV Memo ready
[ ] Friday: Assignment IV (Memo, Draft One) due Friday October 18 @ 4PM [Worth 25% of grade)

TORTS
[ ] Thursday: pps. 452-53, 464-93 ; Kennedy v. McKesson Co; Bovsun v. Samperi from supplement

Homework – 1L Week Seven

Note: The song’s in honour of The Weeknd’s concert this weekend!!! I’m so sad I’m missing out but he’s performing at Radio City on Monday & Tuesday this week and it’s going to be freakin amazing. 

OCTOBER 7 – OCTOBER 11 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[X] Skim Guide to Online Resources on TWEN
[ ] Submit cover letter on TWEN for one of the sample summer jobs on assignment page
[ ] Schedule appointment with your appointed counselor by phone or email

CIVIL PROCEDURE
[X] Tuesday: pp 490-554
[ ] Thursday: pp 555-634, RP-Fed. R. Civ. P. 1, 2, 7-12, 16, 83; RP-Fed. R. Civ. P. 11, 162 F. R. D. 383 et. seq.*

CONTRACTS
[X] Monday
[X] Wednesday: Up until pg. 268

LEGAL WRITING
[X] Monday: Neumann pp. 137-142, Just Writing Ch. 1

TORTS
[X] Tuesday: pp 374-77, 379-84, 392-96, 413-15, CPLR § 1401-04, Dole v. Dow Chem, Workers.Compensation L. § 11, CPLR Art. 16,  Gen. Oblig. L. § 15-108
[ ] Thursday: pp 416-28, 431-52

Homework – 1L Week Six

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 4

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[X] Handbook pp 67-74
[X] Submit your completed resume on TWEN

CIVIL PROCEDURE
[ ] Tuesday: pp 423-457, RP – 28 U.S.C. § 2072
[ ] Thursday: pp 458-489,

CONTRACTS
[ ] Monday: pp 188-205
[ ] Wednesday: pp. 211-218, 218-234

LEGAL WRITING
[X] Monday: Neumann pp. 193-196
[ ] Friday: Assignment II due on TWEN @ 4PM – Have extension until Monday afternoon because of cross-linking procedure

TORTS
[X] MIDTERM!
[ ] Thursday: pp 342-365, Wagner v. International Raceway
[Will not be in class, so get notes]

My very first client letter…

Next up is going to be a Lil Wayne song, but I’m in the mood for something less vulgar and more mellow right now as I’m writing my first ever client letter. This is From Time off of Drake’s newly released album, Nothing Was The Same.

Can you believe how amazing the month of September has been? Drake and The Weeknd (OVO & XO!) released new albums and Lil Wayne put out a new mixtape (Dedication 5). And then the cherry on top – the first track on Dedication 5 is Lil Wayne ft. The Weeknd. So much perfection going on in my musical life right now.

Anyway though, I have a client letter due Friday by 4PM. You know, it’s hard to explain to somebody in 900 words or less that they can’t get their money back because they made a stupid decision and didn’t act reasonably. And that the law considers them “sophisticated” consumers. Much harder than you would think to “dumb down” the legal jargon that’s been stuffed into our heads the past few weeks.

But all the while, I can’t guarantee anything in the letter and I can’t have any bias either (Because personally, I feel as though they should recover damages. But our Professor found other things relevant that I didn’t think mattered as much, and I have to structure my argument according to her wishes. It’s just one of those classes)

It’s going to be another 10% of our grade for Legal Writing. I got an 8/10 from the first assignment. 11 people did better, 18 people had the same grade, and the rest (20 or so?) did worse. Sadly, I am only slightly above average, and want to get at least an 8.5/9 on this letter.

Kay done procrastinating. It’s 5AM. Gonna do what I can till 6, then sleep till ~11, finish up, submit, and DONE.

After that, I have a movie date ^.^ Followed by countless hours of midterm preparation and homework due next week. But still. MOVIE DATE.

If I don’t take immense pleasure in the small things, law school may drive me insane.

Homework – 1L Week Five

SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 27

Note – I DID WELL ON MY FIRST LEGAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT SO OMGYAY ❤

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[X] Handbook pp 48-64, 86
[ ] Upload resume to TWEN by Monday September 30

CIVIL PROCEDURE
[ ] Tuesday: pp 326-369
[ ] Thursday: pp 308-315, 371-422. RP 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391-92, 1404, 1406

CONTRACTS
[X] Monday: —
[ ] Wednesday: Casebook pp. 147-161; 166-175; 180-181

LEGAL WRITING
[X] Monday: Neumann pp. 143-147, Just Writing Ch. 2, 3
[ ] Friday: Assignment II due by 4PM on TWEN

TORTS
[ ] Tuesday: Casebook pp 238-42, 243-49, 252-63, Corcoran v. Banner Super Market
[ ] Thursday: Casebook pp 268-72, 276-84, 291-302, 304-07, 310-330, PJI 2:70

Homework – 1L Week Three

SEPTEMBER 9 – SEPTEMBER 13

Note: § – denotes “section”

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[X] Add course to TWEN
[ ] Attend Family/Matrimonial session @ 1PM
[ ] Attend Intellectual Property session @ 2:15PM

CIVIL PROCEDURE
[X] Tuesday: pp 124-147, 148-157; RP 28 §§ 1367, 1441-46 (3 cases + reading)
[X] Wednesday: pp 158-175 (makeup class from 4pm-6pm) (5 cases)
[X] Thursday: pp 176-197

CONTRACTS
[X] Monday: pp 78-86, 89-100
[X] Wednesday: pp 100-115; Review
[ ] Extra: Begin typing up notes to date & creating outline

LEGAL WRITING
[X] Monday: Neumann pp 127-136; Just Writing Ch. 6
[X] Practice Analysis 3 due on TWEN by 10AM
[X] Wednesday: Review Practice Analysis 3
[ ] Assignment 1 due on TWEN by 4PM FRIDAY

TORTS
[X] Tuesday: Negligence Generally pp 133-143, 145-50
[ ] Thursday: 150-174; Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) 2:12

Homework – 1L Week Two

SEPTEMBER 2 – SEPTEMBER 6

Pretty boring. I’m no good at updating and keeping paper planners but putting up my homework for the week on WordPress is something I have been doing for a while 🙂 Instead of breaking up assignments by day, I’m going to break them up by subject I think. And if I don’t like that, I’ll switch back to day.

This is a pretty typical weekly schedule. In fact, it’s on the lighter side because Legal Writing hasn’t started giving out any official graded assignments yet. So…if you really wanna go to law school, make sure you can do the work! Cuz there’s a hell of a lot of it.

Note: § – denotes “section”

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[ ] Class does not begin until September 13

CIVIL PROCEDURE
[X] Tuesday: pp 59-92 (Casebook); Marshall v. Marshall; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (RP) 28 U.S.C. §§ 1332, 1335; Fed.R.Civ.P. 22
[ ] Thursday: pp 93-123 (Casebook); RP 28 U.S.C. § 1331, 2201

CONTRACTS
[X] Monday: Casebook pp. 40-64
[ ] Wednesday: pp. 64-76

LEGAL WRITING
[X] Monday: No class; Practice Analysis #2 due @ 10AM Tuesday
[X] Wednesday: Bring hard copy of Analysis; Neumann pp 37-42, 53-60, 117-125; Just Writing Ch. 9

TORTS
[X] Tuesday: Trespass and Conversion pp 68-70, 81-91 (2 cases + reading)
[ ] Thursday: Defenses pp 92-132 (10 cases + reading); from supplement – Penal L. §§ 35.05, .10, .15, .20, .25; Public Health L. §§ 3000-a; Miglino v. Bally Total Fitness of Greater New York, Inc., Gen. Bus. L. §§ 218