1L - First Year Topics

This set of Topics covers subjects typically taught during the first year of law school.

1L - First Year Topics

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Rule Against Perpetuities 2: Reforms - Cy Pres and Wait-and-See Doctrines

This lesson's overall plan is to introduce students to the basic principles involved with two common modifications to the common law Rule Against Perpetuities: Wait-and-See and Cy Pres. The exercise assumes the student is familiar with Possessory Estates, Future Interests, and the common law Rule Against Perpetuities; it is suggested students work through those exercises first.

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Rulemaking: Federal Register and CFR

This exercise will introduce you to the quasi-legislative process known as rulemaking. It will familiarize you with the publication system and with the sources you will access to research regulations. The exercise includes several images of Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations pages, and links to regulatory information on the Government Printing Office's homepage.

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The Seal

This lesson assumes students are familiar with the requirement of consideration. This exercise covers one of the exceptions to this general rule. Historically, one situation where consideration was not required to create a binding contract was when the promise was made "under seal." The lesson explains the history of "the seal" and the seal's role in contract law today.

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Self-Defense

This is a lesson dealing with the basic justification defense of self-defense. Understanding the basics of self-defense is essential to understanding many or all of the justification defenses. The purpose of this lesson is to present very simply the elements of self-defense.

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Silence as Acceptance: Discussions in Contracts Podcast

The topic of this podcast is when silence itself can be acceptance of an offer. Acceptance is simply the name given to an offeree's action in making the offeror's promise enforceable. This podcast looks at the exceptional cases where notification of the intention to accept an offer is accomplished by silence. 


Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:


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