exams approach, everyone’s anxiety seems to
increase. If you’d like to test your knowledge
and reassure yourself, try the CALI exercises. The
CALI exercises are interactive computer exercises
available via the web at: http://www2.cali.org/
access CALI exercises, you’ll first need to
register for My CALI by clicking on the link that
says “Not a registered user yet? Click here!”
You’ll need to provide our School Authorization
Code which was provided in the body of the email
message containing the link to this edition of Amicus
Briefs. If you've already deleted the message stop
by the Reference Desk to obtain the code.
lessons are available in many subject areas. The
following is a description of some of the exercises
that might be relevant for courses offered this
PROCEDURE: Jurisdiction and Venue, Jurisdiction
Over the Person, Analysis of a Diversity Case, Demurrers
and Judgments, Joinder of Claims and Parties, Equitable
Remedies, Summary Judgment.
TRANSACTIONS: CANINE: The Complete Article Nine,
Documents of Title Under Article 7 of the UCC, The
Law of Equipment Leasing: Article 2A of the UCC,
Perfecting a Security Interest, UCC Remedies, Understanding
Fixtures: Section 9-334 of the Uniform Commercial
Acceptance, Consideration: The Basics of Consideration
and the Bargain Theory, Contract Formation, Parol
Evidence Rule, The Pre-Existing Duty Rule.
Corporate Acquisitions, The Business Judgment Rule,
Business Financing and the Federal Securities Laws,
Agency, Issuance of Shares, Mechanics of Incorporation
and Defective Incorporation, Piercing the Corporate
Best Evidence Rule, Character Evidence under Federal
Evidence, Hearsay, Expert and Opinion Evidence,
Impeachment and Rehabilitation of Witnesses.
PROPERTY: A Copyright Primer, Abandonment, The Adaptation
Right, Collective Marks and Certification Marks,
Fundamentals of Fair Use, Trademark Basics.
PROFESSION: Code of Professional Responsibility
and Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Bases for
Attorney Discipline, Client or Not?
Adverse Possession, Rule Against Perpetuities, Basic
Future Interests, Distinction Between Real Property
and Personal Property.
Negligence, Assumption of Risk, Battery Basics,
Causation in Fact, Contributory Negligence and Last
Clear Chance, Strict Liability.
any given point in time a law student is experiencing
stress. You could be experiencing Acute, Episodic
Acute, or Chronic
stress has an immediate onset, instantly throwing
the body into crisis-control mode. In an acutely
stressful situation, such as a minor traffic accident,
a looming deadline at work, or an argument with
your spouse or loved one, you are assessing the
stressor and developing the best strategy for solving
type of stress is episodic acute. An example of
this form of stress includes ongoing worry about
finances, work, etc. It also encompasses “Type
A” behavior, which is characterized by competitive
drive, anger or impatience with others, and the
need to attain personal perfection in all tasks.
type of stress is chronic, which simply means it’s
an ongoing, unrelenting form of stress. Examples
of situations that contribute to chronic stress
are job and family pressures, sleep deprivation,
and strained roles at work or at home. Chronic stress,
because it is an unrelenting form of stress, poses
the most serious risk to your health and should
be addressed immediately.
probably can't avoid stress. By definition law school
is meant to be stressful. But you do have to deal
with it. First that means taking care of yourself.
You know the drill: wash your hands often (to prevent
illness), eat well (not fast food!,) get plenty
of rest, and take your vitamins. Taking short mental
breaks also helps. A little light reading, playing
a game, or putting together a puzzle can help. During
finals you'll find puzzles or other games on both
the Circulation and Reference desks. Please feel
free to add a piece or two.
looking for good places to study will be interested
in the schedule of hours for the Student Learning
Center. Beginning December 5, the SLC will be
open 24 hours throughout the remainder of law
cooperation with the Law School, the SLC will
expanded hours that extend the Friday, Saturday,
hours for Dec. 2, 3, and 4 to 7:30 a.m. - 2:00
represents earlier openings on that Saturday and
later closings on Friday and Saturday, to better
needs of law students.
Law Library, of course, will be open until 1:00am
the exam period.