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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dead People Can't Sell Liquor

...and other things I learned from day 1 of Bar/Bri Property.

I'd totally forgotten the fun of trying to decide whether an executory interest violates the Rule Against Perpetuities. So much fun it makes my eyes bleed.

I'm rediscovering the joy of distinguishing between a Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship and Tenancy in Common.

And who knew that restraints on alienation could be boiled down to 2 paragraphs? I think we spent 2 weeks on it during 1L.

I don't think we even learned landlord/tenant law.

Don't you love the great distilling of our legal education! Why did we have to spend 3-4 yrs on it in the first place if it can be condensed so much. Ugh!
Last year I said we should take bar review classes BEFORE going to school so the law makes sense for a change. The way they teach you the law by reading a case and then figuring out just what the law is is bass ackward IMHO.

What is the Black Letter Law? Okay now let's read the case and figure out the why and how it came to be! That style makes too much sense though so it'll never catch on.
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