Guest Post by Santa Clara Law 1L and Colleague: Alana Wilson “There’s no such thing as murder. There’s only murder statutes.” – Professor W. David Ball, Santa Clara University of Law Murder vs. Homicide Contrary to popular belief, murder and homicide do not mean the same thing. Homicide encompasses a wider range of killings including […]
Breaking down the case of Flores-Figueroa v. United States and learning from the court’s arguments insight into communicating complex concepts simply to other people.
If you haven’t heard of impostor syndrome yet, Alex really summed it up well here I’m not sure what it is specifically about law school but for some reason it makes us lose our minds and forget all of the lessons we learned over our MANY years of previous schooling. Should we do […]
Guest Post by Santa Clara Law 1L and Colleague: Phil Fox An easy way to remember what promissory estoppel is could be to look at the first word and remember “promise.” Simply and quickly put, promissory estoppel is justified reliance on a promise. Broken down: Justified: a reasonable person would do the same based on […]
(I host a review session in Charney 338 on Wednesdays at 5pm. Join us!) This is a long post so: Tldr; If your client needs you to get them out of some ass-backwards contract they stumbled into, your point of attack is to prove the contract is illusory. How? lack of mutuality and lack of […]
https://xkcd.com/501/ If there’s anything we’re supposed to take away from Contracts this semester, it’s that you cannot form a contract without a bargain for consideration. When creating a contract, there must be a negotiation between the promisor and the promisee. If I were to give you a promissory note that says in two years, I’ll […]
A collection of case briefs from myself and other 1L colleagues! If you would like to add your briefs to the collection, please message me on Facebook (Jess Miers) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you the drive link for posting. Assault and Battery Trespass