Take one down… and synthesize them all. I must have 66 cases memorized for tomorrow and Wednesday.
In 15 hours I will be in the city preparing to take my first final as a law student. And what have I been doing in lieu of it? Reading my eyes off, talking to Caro (not as much as usual), talking my feelings about her to Kris of how I’m so lost about how Caro feels about me from the other day, and being constantly on tumblr (since I got rid of Facebook-cold turkey). Kris had asked me what I told Caro, and I told her about how I was explaining Jenn groping me with dragon puppets, and then how Caro said that’s TMI and slightly scolded me for being too open. Kris said: “Dude, that’s not what you tell a chick you’re trying to reel in… I don’t care since we are friends, but this girl likes you. The more ex stories you tell, the more she feels like she’ll have to add up to them.” That’s when it finally hit me. So I’ve been feeling like a bigger ass since Wednesday…
That’s one case down… Many more to go…
So since this is my blog, and I’m tipsy and I control most of the direction it goes to… I’ll go over some stuff for US Legal System to help study…
Law is divided into 4 main categories
-international v. municipal
-civil v. common
-public v. private
-substantive v. Adjective/procedural.
The old forms of action are: Replevin, detinue, debt, covenant, trespass/on case, trover, and ejectment, general/special assumpsit.
Modern law derives from the common law in England…
Loss of consortium basically when one person sues over the loss of services/ companionship of another (started with only husbands to wives, then vice versa, then kids to parents, but hypo is social worker to child)
The Doctrine of Stare Decisis is not only a bitch, but directs court to look at precedent when making rulings.
Ratio Decidendi is the rationale of a case (for example: I run a red light, go to court, the judge starts talking about when others who had done the same thing I did, killed people therefore I should be punished in hopes of deterring future crimes from myself and from others. That rationale was the ratio decidendi).
Privity of contract is basically the relationship of people entering into a contract and ability to sue each other.
Strict liability is the breach of not making something completely safe.
There’s more but I should probably go to bed.