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10 Tips for Essay Exam Writing: Discussions in Law School Success

November 7th, 2022 · Comments Off on 10 Tips for Essay Exam Writing: Discussions in Law School Success · Lawdibles Audio, Success in Law School

This podcast by Nicole Lefton provides 10 practical tips and best practices, along with common mistakes you can avoid, for law school essay exam writing.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Formulate essay exam answers that are more complete, organized, and engaging.
2. Apply simple techniques to maximize points on an essay exam.

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A transcript of this podcast is here.

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Value and Rights in the Collateral: Discussions in Secured Transactions

October 28th, 2022 · Comments Off on Value and Rights in the Collateral: Discussions in Secured Transactions · Lawdibles Audio, Secured Transactions

This podcast by Professor Jennifer S. Martin focuses on two of the elements needed to attach a security interest to collateral under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: value given and a debtor’s rights in the collateral. The security agreement requirement is the subject of a separate podcast.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Recall the definition of a security interest as provided in U.C.C. § 1-201(35).
2. Identify two of the key elements of attachment of a security interest: (i) value given; and (ii) the debtor having rights to the collateral, per U.C.C. § 9-203.
3. Describe the various ways one can satisfy the value requirement as provided in U.C.C. § 1-204.
4. Describe the various ways in which the debtor can have rights to the collateral.

A transcript of this podcast is here

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Power to Transfer Rights and Entrustment Under § 2-403: Discussions in Secured Transactions

October 20th, 2022 · Comments Off on Power to Transfer Rights and Entrustment Under § 2-403: Discussions in Secured Transactions · Lawdibles Audio, Secured Transactions

This podcast by Professor Jennifer S. Martin focuses on two Article 9 issues: (i) when does a person have sufficient rights to grant an Article 9 security interest even though they have voidable title and (ii) when does the debtor have sufficient rights to grant an Article 9 security interest under the entrustment doctrine.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and apply how § 2-403 recognizes rights to collateral sufficient for the creation of a security interest.
2. Identify when § 2-403(1) permits a party with voidable title to transfer rights to a good faith purchaser for value (including a secured party).
3. Explain how the entrustment rule of § 2-403(2) sometimes permits a merchant dealing in goods of the kind to transfer good title to goods entrusted to them to a buyer in ordinary course of business.

A transcript of this podcast is here

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Why Outlining Should Be Called Synthesizing: Discussions in Law School Success

September 27th, 2022 · Comments Off on Why Outlining Should Be Called Synthesizing: Discussions in Law School Success · Lawdibles Audio, Success in Law School

This podcast by Melissa A. Hale discusses why outlining in law school should really be called synthesizing, and gives tips to help you outline (or synthesize!) more effectively.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Explain how outlining in law school is actually the process of synthesizing.
2. Recognize the various ways one can build an outline in law school, taking into account personal learning style and class subject.
3. Assess which types of outlines work best for your own personal organization and retrieval of information.

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A transcript of this podcast is here.

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Special Attachment Rules II: Sales of Accounts, Chattel Paper, Promissory Notes, and Payment Intangibles: Discussions in Secured Transactions

September 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on Special Attachment Rules II: Sales of Accounts, Chattel Paper, Promissory Notes, and Payment Intangibles: Discussions in Secured Transactions · Lawdibles Audio, Secured Transactions

This podcast by Professor Jennifer S. Martin will focus on certain sale transactions that might not satisfy § 9-203’s elements for attaching a security interest but nevertheless fall within the definition of a security interest. These transactions create a security interest due to the form of the transaction, in this case sales of accounts, chattel paper, promissory notes, and payment intangibles. This is the second of two podcasts on this topic; see also Special Attachment Rules I: Retention of Title and Consignments.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and identify the types of sale transactions that create security interests even though the parties don’t explicitly provide for one.
2. Recognize when a transaction creates a security interest because it is within the scope for sales of accounts, chattel paper, promissory notes, and payment intangibles brought within Article 9 pursuant to § 9-109.
3. Discuss the implications of a transaction being brought within the scope of Article 9.

A transcript of this podcast is here

 

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The Importance of Collegiality and Professionalism: Discussions in Law School Success

September 12th, 2022 · Comments Off on The Importance of Collegiality and Professionalism: Discussions in Law School Success · Lawdibles Audio, Success in Law School

This podcast by Melissa A. Hale discusses the importance of collegiality and professionalism in law school and in practice, and gives concrete tips on how to practice being more professional, cooperative, and respectful in your everyday interactions.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of being collegial and professional in law school and in practice.
2. Demonstrate professionalism and collegiality in interactions with colleagues and professors.
3. Integrate professionalism into written communications such as emails and social media.

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A transcript of this podcast is here.

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How to Tell If You’re Falling Behind and What You Can Do About It: Discussions in Law School Success

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on How to Tell If You’re Falling Behind and What You Can Do About It: Discussions in Law School Success · Lawdibles Audio, Success in Law School

This podcast by Nicole Lefton discusses early warning signs that a law student may be struggling, and gives advice on how to effectively overcome these struggles. The podcast addresses students who may be experiencing difficulty understanding the material as well as students who are having a hard time keeping up with the volume of work.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize when they’re falling behind, in regard to both comprehension and time management/study efficacy.
2. Apply strategies to improve comprehension and keep up with the workload.

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A transcript of this podcast is here.

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First-Generation Student Experiences: Discussions in Law School Success

June 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on First-Generation Student Experiences: Discussions in Law School Success · Lawdibles Audio, Success in Law School

In this podcast, Melissa Hale, academic support professional and fellow first-generation student, speaks with two of her students about what it’s like to be a first-generation student in law school.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Recall advice about how to tackle law school as a first-generation student.
2. Describe ways law school might be different from undergrad from the perspective of a first-generation student.
3. Recognize ways in which being a first-generation student can shape the law school experience.
4. Identify the unique qualities and skills of first-generation students attending law school.

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A transcript of this podcast is here.

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Passing the Bar Guide Audiobook – I Didn’t Pass This Time: Retaking the Bar

May 26th, 2022 · Comments Off on Passing the Bar Guide Audiobook – I Didn’t Pass This Time: Retaking the Bar · Lawdibles Audio

This is the final episode in the series for the new Audiobook version of the CALI eLangdell® book, Passing the Bar: A Quick Reference Guide For Today’s Law Student (1st Edition), by Allie Robbins.

Each week we have been highlighting a new section of the Guide and its audiobook chapters. From the The Bar is Over section, the chapter I Didn’t Pass This Time: Retaking the Bar provides some encouragement for those who didn’t pass the bar exam and gives five tips for retaking it.

A transcript is available here.

Previous episode in this series: After the Bar Exam

See all available audiobook chapters and access the complete audiobook here

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Passing the Bar Guide Audiobook – After the Bar Exam

May 26th, 2022 · Comments Off on Passing the Bar Guide Audiobook – After the Bar Exam · Lawdibles Audio

This is the next episode in the series for the new Audiobook version of the CALI eLangdell® book, Passing the Bar: A Quick Reference Guide For Today’s Law Student (1st Edition), by Allie Robbins.

Each week we are highlighting a new section of the Guide and its audiobook chapters. From the The Bar is Over section, the chapter After the Bar Exam provides some advice for after the bar exam, including how to make it through the stressful waiting period. 

A transcript is available here.

Previous episode in this series: Exam Day Strategies
Final episode in this series: I Didn’t Pass This Time: Retaking the Bar

See all available audiobook chapters and access the complete audiobook here

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