In my first semester of law school, I was asked to research and write about federal wiretapping law. I’ve decided to publish my mock memo here in the hopes that it may help someone researching about federal wiretapping law. I can’t guarantee that my work is 100% correct as I only got a 3.3 on the mock memo haha. Oh well. Unemployment for me. Just kidding… sort of. Well then, without further adieu, here is the memo:
Primary Authority (The Law)
Constitutions, Statutes, Cases
TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS: Ocean. Open field.
3 Solutions: Regulation, Private rights, Gang rights.
ANTI-COMMONS: All must agree. Regulated store front. Shared land. Government.
A contract is a legal promise
Course of performance
7 INTENTIONAL TORTS: (1) Battery, (2) Assault, (3) False Imprisonment, (4) IIED, (5) Trespass to land, (6) Conversion, (7) Trespass to chattels
Patience is a virtue. This seems to be especially true in scholarship negotiations and when asking for seat deposit extensions. In my excitement to negotiate for something with law schools, I asked for a few week seat deposit extension with all of the schools I was interested in.
Sound the victory music! Three grand prize winning schools have been selected! What do they win? Honor, prestige, and the satisfaction of a job well done.
I believe employment data means more than the U.S. News rankings of law schools. Students go to law school to get jobs. If you are considering attending a law school just for its rankings, please don’t. Think logically. Use the employment numbers.
This has been a terrible week for Washington & Lee Law. They dropped a massive 17 points in the U.S. News law school rankings. They went from the 26th ranked law school to the 43rd. The timing of this change is awful or helpful (depending on who you are), because seat deposit deadlines are rapidly approaching.