Oct 2, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
The establishment of subject-matter jurisdiction is necessary for federal courts to hear a case. In other words, it is the “door” into federal court.
Sep 27, 2013 By: David Hollins
WestlawNext makes searching for prior versions of statutes and regulations extremely easy.
Sep 26, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
In the past 18 years, the Supreme Court’s views on the Commerce Clause have shifted radically, making it difficult to ascertain the full scope of the provision.
Sep 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
The Commerce Clause is one of Congress most significant — and most controversial — powers under the Constitution. Courts have read the clause differently throughout history.
Sep 25, 2013 By: Katherine May
To all my classmates that are in a rush to get out the door—this applies to 2Ls and 3Ls alike—I urge you to stop and smell the roses this year.
Sep 19, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
FRCP Rule 12(b)(6) is one of the most important topics in civil procedure, and one of the most discussed on exams.
Sep 16, 2013 By: Jenny Weigel
In order to avoid becoming a poor advocates (or something equally bad), here are a few do’s and don’ts for your oral arguments.
Sep 12, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
The parol evidence rule does exclude much evidence from contract disputes in court, but there are a large number of exceptions to the rule.
Sep 11, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
(Editor’s note: Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be covering some of the most prominent legal concepts taught in law school to help students
Sep 11, 2013 By: Jenny Weigel
In my last post I covered four of the nine elements for successful oral arguments. Today we will examine the final five.