Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 16, 2014

What does “redoubtable” mean?

  1. easily defended
  2. capable of growing 400% larger
  3. worthy of respect
  4. extremely questionable

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 15, 2014

Submit your answer to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Which form of speech did the Supreme Court label as unprotected by the First Amendment in Roth v. US (1957)?

  1. Fighting words
  2. Libel
  3. Obscenity
  4. Symbolic speech

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, April 14, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 14, 2014

It’s Monday — the start of a new contest week — our final contest week of the semester! Remember, every who submits answers to at least four of this week’s questions by midnight on Saturday, April 19, will be entered into our prize drawing — this week for a $20 gift card for the Whittier Law Bookstore. Submit to asp@law.whittier.edu. Today’s question:

*All oops are uhs. Some oops are eeks. No oops are acks.
Which is impossible?*

  1. All acks are eeks
  2. Some uhs are acks
  3. Some oops are icks
  4. No uhs are eeks

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, April 11, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 11, 2014

End of the week! Submit answers to at least four of this week’s five questions to asp@law.whittier.edu before Saturday at midnight, and you will be entered into our mystery prize drawing!

What is the legal term for “buyer beware”?

  1. caveat emptor
  2. res judicata
  3. there is no legal term, just Wall Street jargon
  4. jus cogens

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 10, 2014

Submit your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu .

Jack and Jill want to get married in June. They don’t want their wedding date to be a prime number, a perfect square, or a multiple of three. How many dates are available to choose from?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 7

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 9, 2014

Here is today’s question. Send your answer to asp@law.whittier.edu!

Which of these is not a plural word?

  1. camera
  2. opera
  3. data
  4. media

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 8, 2014

Today’s question. Send your answer to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Which of the following is not a requirement to gain admission to practice law in California?

  1. Take and pass the California Bar Examination
  2. Receive a positive moral character determination from the Committee of Bar Examiners
  3. Be in compliance with California court ordered child or family support obligations
  4. Receive letters of recommendation by two Whittier law professors

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, April 7, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 7, 2014

Here we go with week three of our “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact” feature. A new question every day, Monday through Friday — submit your answers to at least four of this week’s questions by midnight on Saturday, April 12 (to asp@law.whittier.edu) and you will be entered into our prize drawing. Congratulations to last week’s winner Jacqueline Folger, who was chosen at random from all entries received and won a $15 Starbucks Card. For the answers to last week’s questions, click on “Continue Reading”.

Today’s question:

Which of the following films, all on the American Bar Association’s list of the best trial films of all time, was not based on a real trial?

  1. 12 Angry Men
  2. Anatomy of a Murder
  3. Inherit the Wind
  4. The Wrong Man

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, April 4, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 4, 2014

We have reached the end of week two of our question-and-answer feature. Remember, everyone who submits answers to at least four of the five questions offered this week will be entered into our prize drawing. This week, the prize is a $15 Starbucks Card. Send your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu. You can submit all your answers in one e-mail, but remember, you must spell out your answers; you cannot merely provide the number. Today’s question:

Which word in the following sentence should be moved to another position? “Though Conch was favored heavily, the young welterweight boxer Grossman knocked him out in the fifth round and, after being declared the winner, danced around Conch, still struggling to get up, excitedly.”

  1. heavily
  2. welterweight
  3. him
  4. excitedly

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 3, 2014

You are planning a three-course meal for the Queen of Luvoria. You have a choice of four entrees (beef, lamb, chicken, or salmon), five vegetables (carrots, peas, spinach, beets, or eggplant), and four desserts (pistachio ice cream, chocolate mousse, sponge cake, or banana cream pie). You are also told that the Queen has three unusual rules: ( A ) she will not eat anything green in the same meal she eats fish; ( B ) she will not eat root vegetables with fowl; and ( C ) she will not eat a meal in which all the dishes start with the same letter. With the available ingredients and adhering to the Queen’s rules, how many different three-course meals could you make?

  1. 48
  2. 58
  3. 60
  4. 80

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 2, 2014

Today, a little change-up: a true or false question. Send your answer to asp@law.whittier.edu.

True or false: The only reason a lawyer may reveal confidential information from a client would be if necessary to prevent reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm.

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 1, 2014

Here is today’s question. Send your answer to asp@law.whittier.edu!

If someone described certain regulations as “Byzantine”, what would that person most likely advocate?:

  1. Strengthening the regulations
  2. Relaxing enforcement of the regulations
  3. Simplifying the regulations
  4. Extending the reach of the regulations

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, March 31, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on March 31, 2014

It’s the start of a new week, which means five more new “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact” between now and Friday. Send in your responses to at least four of them via e-mail to asp@law.whittier.edu before Saturday, April 5, at midnight, and you will be eligible for our prize drawing — this week, a $15 Starbucks Card. Remember — you must write out your answer, not simply list a number.

Congratulations to the winner of last week’s contest, Peter Schmeid, whose name was selected at random from all eligible entries received. For the answers to last week’s questions, click on the “Continue Reading . . .” link.

Our first question of the new week:

Ten years after the release of the landmark Supreme Court decision that bears his name, Ernesto Miranda:

  1. Confessed to the original crime
  2. Died in a bar fight
  3. Became an Arizona state police officer
  4. Published his autobiography, I Have the Right to Remain Silent

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, March 28, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on March 28, 2014

Today we wrap up the first week of our new “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact” feature. It’s a contest, and you still have time to submit your entries! Everyone who sends us an answer to at least four of this week’s five questions by midnight on Saturday (notice — original deadline has been extended) at the end of the week will be entered into our drawing — this week, for a Whittier Law Bookstore gift card. You can send all your answers in one e-mail (asp@law.whittier.edu) if you like, but you must spell out your choice of answers — not simply pick a letter or number — so we know you read the question! Good luck, and have fun!

Today’s question:

“Napoleon, the general, fought battles all over Europe, in places like Millesimo, Italy, and Moscow, in his quest to rule the world like his idol, Alexander, the Great.”

Which comma should not be there?

  1. The comma after “Napoleon”
  2. The comma after “Italy”
  3. The comma after “Moscow”
  4. The comma after “Alexander”

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on March 27, 2014

Two days to go! Send your responses to at least four of this week’s five Mixed Questions of Law and Fact to asp@law.whittier.edu to be eligible to win a $20 gift card for the Whittier Law Bookstore. Here is today’s question.

Who was the first Jewish Supreme Court justice?

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  2. Felix Frankfurter
  3. Louis Brandeis
  4. Benjamin Cardozo

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on March 26, 2014

Who wants a chance to win a Whittier Law Bookstore gift card? Answer at least four of this week’s Mixed Question of Law and Fact via e-mail to us at asp@law.whittier.edu and you will be entered into the drawing. Today’s question:

There are five children in the Park family, all different ages, none old enough to vote in the United States. Dee remembers Elle’s first birthday, and Jay remembers Dee’s. Kay’s age plus Bea’s age equals Elle’s age.
One child is 17. Who?

  1. Dee
  2. Jay
  3. Kay
  4. Elle

March Madness and Law School Exams

Posted by Maysa Eissa Nichter on March 26, 2014

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With March Madness well underway, basketball is on my mind. This weekend, when the players went out on the court, I thought about the hundreds of drills and shots each player took before arriving at the game that day.

Why am I writing about basketball on our ASP blog? I think of each of you as I think of the college basketball players on the surviving teams of March Madness – individuals with incredible potential to soon be professionals at the top of their field.

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on March 25, 2014

Here’s today’s Mixed Question of Law and Fact. Pick the answer you think is correct and send it in an e-mail to us at asp@law.whittier.edu. Everyone who sends us an answer to at least four questions by midnight on Friday at the end of the week will be entered into our drawing — this week, for a Whittier Law Bookstore gift card.

What does trenchant mean?

  1. sharp
  2. sad
  3. spoiled
  4. shadowy

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, March 24, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on March 24, 2014

Today we are launching our new daily feature, “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact”. It’s like a law school quiz show! Send us your answers by the end of the week and you may be eligible to win a prize.

Learning to think like a lawyer is not just about memorizing your torts outline or mastering IRAC — it’s also about gradually mastering the nuances of communication, reasoning, history, and jurisprudence. Every day, every little bit helps. That is why we are offering daily Mixed Questions of Law and Fact. Come to the ASP Blog each day for a new question that tests your knowledge of — or teaches you something about — logic, grammar, vocabulary, legal history, and, of course, the law. Pick the answer you think is correct and send it in an e-mail to us at asp@law.whittier.edu. Everyone who sends us an answer to at least four questions by midnight on Friday at the end of the week will be entered into our drawing — this week, for a Whittier Law Bookstore gift card. You can send all your answers in one e-mail if you like, but you must spell out your choice of answer — not simply pick a letter or number — so we know you read the question! Good luck, and have fun!

Today’s question is:

Which of the following kinds of jurisdiction cannot be exercised by the United States Supreme Court?

  1. Discretionary jurisdiction
  2. General jurisdiction
  3. Original jurisdiction
  4. Appellate jurisdiction

Go to the Top of the Class

Posted by William MacDonald on March 10, 2014

Are you performing as well academically as you thought you would be – or wish you were?

We have just passed the halfway point of the spring semester, and that means mid-term grades are coming out. Some students will be pleased to see them. Others may find their grades worrisome, even distressing. If your grades aren’t as high as you had anticipated they would be, consider the story of one of your fellow Whittier Law students.

Welcome to the Whittier Law School ASP and Bar Support Blog

Posted by Maysa Eissa Nichter on March 10, 2014

Hello, and welcome to the Whittier Law School Academic Support and Bar Support Blog! This blog is dedicated to you, our students, and to your success in law school and the bar exam. We hope the inspirational stories, tips, and strategies found here will help you overcome each hurdle and celebrate each success while on this unforgettable journey. We seek to inspire and to motivate you to reach for the stars, while also offering practical advice drawn from time-tested strategies, recent studies, and from our own experiences. As this blog is for you, if there is anything you would like to know more about, please let us know. Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you soon here, at one of our upcoming workshops, and in our office!