Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, October 3, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on October 3, 2014

And the week draws to a close! You still have time to submit your answers to all of this week’s questions — get them in to asp@law.whittier.edu by midnight tonight to increase your chances of winning a prize in our semester-end drawing.

Today’s question:

Orinoco Cocoa Co. wants to hire a new employee. They need someone who has a four-year college degree, who has at least three years of experience in the beverage industry or who studied beverages in college, and who either lives in Miami and can travel to Brazilia three months each year, lives in Brazilia and can travel to Miami six months each year, or is willing to move to Miami and then travel to Brazilia three months each year. There are currently three applicants for the position:

  • *April has lived in Miami ever since graduating with her bachelor’s degree from University of Miami with a degree in economics in 2012. She currently works at Southern Beverages, and has worked there since graduation.
  • Basil currently lives in Seattle, where he works creating beverages for a well-known coffee chain, where he has worked for eight years. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern. He speaks Portuguese and is excited by the prospect of moving to Brazilia.
  • Cherie just got her degree in biology from American University in Washington, DC, but she is from Miami and plans to return shortly. She also has family in Brazilia and would be able to stay with them for three months out of every year.*

Which of these applicants will Orinoco Cocoa Co. hire?

  1. April
  2. Basil
  3. Cherie
  4. None of the three

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on October 2, 2014

Submit your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu. Today’s question:

How much debt did President Obama incur in paying for law school?

  1. $0
  2. $21,402
  3. $42,753
  4. $60,125

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on October 1, 2014

Submit your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu. Today’s question:

When there are only questions of law up on appeal, what standard of review will the court use?

  1. Arbitrary and Capricious
  2. Substantial Evidence
  3. Abuse of Discretion
  4. De Novo

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 30, 2014

Remember, submit your answer to this week’s questions (one at a time or all at once) by Friday at midnight to asp@law.whittier.edu. Today’s question:

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  1. Taking practice exams will positively affect the way that you do on your final exams. In my personal experience practice exams have had a positive affect on my final exam grades.
  2. Taking practice exams will positively affect the way that you do on your final exams. In my personal experience practice exams have had a positive effect on my final exam grades.
  3. Taking practice exams will positively effect the way that you do on your final exams. In my personal experience practice exams have had a positive affect on my final exam grades.
  4. Taking practice exams will positively effect the way that you do on your final exams. In my personal experience practice exams have had a positive effect on my final exam grades.

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, September 29, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 29, 2014

Send your answers by the end of the week to asp@law.whittier.edu! Today’s question:

One way of saying that two parties are equally at fault is that the parties is:

#In pari materia #In pari pace #In pari delicto #In pari de novo

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, September 22, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 22, 2014

This week our daily quiz feature returns, to help you better think and write like a lawyer with five new questions about legal history, logic, grammar, vocabulary, 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 receive one ASP Achievement Club point — and those who accumulate 10 points by the end of the semester will be eligible for our prize drawing! You can send all your answers for the week 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.

Today’s question is:

According to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which of the following may a lawyer never do?:

  1. Sleep with a client.
  2. Loan a client money for personal expenses.
  3. Disclose confidential client information.
  4. Take equity in a company that is also their client.

Answers to Week Four of Mixed Questions of Law and Fact

Posted by William MacDonald on September 15, 2014

To see the answers, click on “Continue reading . . .”, below.

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, September 12, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 12, 2014

Remember, everyone who submits a response to at least four of this week’s questions gets one ASP Achievement Club point, bringing them that much closer to qualifying for the prize drawing at the end of the semester. You still have time to submit — all entries for this week must be received by tonight at midnight, and you can submit for any or all five questions in one e-mail. Send to asp@law.whittier.edu.

This week’s final question:

Which of the following is not normally required to obtain a preliminary injunction?

  1. Substantial likelihood of success on the merits
  2. Substantial threat of irreparable harm
  3. Justice favors the party seeking the injunction
  4. Injunction is in the public interest

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 11, 2014

Here’s a tricky new question for you. Submit your answer to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Name which item (or items) in this sentence is (or are) wrong: hyphen, semi-colon, or period.

  1. Parenthesis
  2. Colon
  3. Comma
  4. Semi-colon

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 10, 2014

Today we have a logic question for you. Submit your answers by midnight on Friday, September 12, to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Jarl, Karl, Lara, Mark, and Nara formed a Scrabble club. After playing hundreds of games, they have realized that each of them has an arch-nemesis – one other club member to whom they always lose. Furthermore, each member has a different arch-nemesis. Mark always loses to Lara. Nara always beats Karl. No player has a name that rhymes with the name of his or her arch-nemesis. Who is Jarl’s arch-nemesis?

  1. Karl
  2. Lara
  3. Mark
  4. Nara

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 9, 2014

Here’s today’s question. Submit your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu.

What is the meaning of the word “circumlocution”?

  1. Using many words where fewer would do better
  2. Finding something that is missing by searching in an inward spiral pattern
  3. Using a witness’s own testimony to trap him in a lie
  4. Execution by hanging or strangulation

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, September 8, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 8, 2014

As you learn to think like a lawyer, remember: Every day, every little bit helps. So 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 receive one ASP Achievement Club point — and those who accumulate 10 points by the end of the semester will be eligible for our prize drawing! You can send all your answers for the week 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 U.S. Supreme Court case effectively instituted the “separate but equal” policy of segregation that would be upheld by the Court for one day short of 58 years?

  1. Dred Scott v. Sandford
  2. Plessy v. Ferguson
  3. Lum v. Rice
  4. Brown v. Board of Education

Answers to Week Three of Mixed Questions of Law and Fact

Posted by William MacDonald on September 8, 2014

To see the answers for Week Three, click on “Continue reading . . . “, below

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, September 5, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 5, 2014

Week Three of this semester’s Mixed Questions of Law and Fact draws to a close. Remember, everyone who submits a response to all four of this week’s questions gets one ASP Achievement Club point, bringing them that much closer to qualifying for the prize drawing at the end of the semester. You still have time to submit — all entries for this week must be received by Friday, September 5, at midnight, and you can submit for any or all four questions in one e-mail. Send to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Here is this week’s final question:

Which of the following people never served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States?

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  2. Morrison Waite
  3. Earl Warren
  4. William Rehnquist

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 4, 2014

Remember: you can submit all of your answers in one e-mail, so long as we receive it by midnight on Friday, September 5. Today’s question:

What is the Latin term sometimes used by judges in place of its English equivalent, “in chambers”?

  1. Judicis dormus
  2. In cubiculum
  3. Colloquium privatus
  4. In camera

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 3, 2014

Here’s today’s question. Submit your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu.

John is training to run a marathon. One Sunday, he looks at his training notebook and notices that he ran twice as many miles that day as he did the Sunday before. He also notices that during that span of time, he increased his daily mileage by two miles on every day with an “s” in its name, but decreased it by one mile on every day without an “s” in its name. How many miles did John run on the day that he noticed this?

  1. 12
  2. 16
  3. 20
  4. 24

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on September 2, 2014

It’s Week Three of Mixed Questions 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 receive one ASP Achievement Club point — and those who accumulate 10 points by the end of the semester will be eligible for our prize drawing! You can send all your answers for the week 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!

Today’s question is:

Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner”?

  1. 1st Amendment
  2. 2nd Amendment
  3. 3rd Amendment
  4. 4th Amendment

Answers to Weeks One and Two of Mixed Questions of Law and Fact

Posted by William MacDonald on September 2, 2014

To see the answers to the Mixed Questions of Law and Fact for the first two weeks of this semester, expand this entry by clicking on “Continue reading . . .”, below:

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, August 29, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 29, 2014

It’s the end of week two of this semester’s Mixed Questions of Law and Fact. Remember, everyone who submits a response to at least four of this week’s questions gets one ASP Achievement Club point, bringing them that much closer to qualifying for the prize drawing at the end of the semester. You still have time to submit — all entries for this week must be received by Friday, August 29, at midnight, and you can submit for any or all five questions in one e-mail. Send to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Here is this week’s final question:

A valuable Mayan artifact was stolen from Uvula University’s archaeology department. Video surveillance evidence shows that artifact was taken by the last student to leave the building yesterday. That student is not clearly identifiable from the video, but based on the images, campus police are able to narrow the list of suspects down to four people: Aaron, Basil, Clark, and Devon. Upon questioning, the suspects make the following relevant statements:

  • Aaron: I dropped by the archaeology building for just ten minutes, to use the library. I saw Clark in the archaeology lab as I was leaving. Basil: Devon suddenly realized he’d been there for nearly three hours and had to run to class, so I returned his books to the library. I saw Aaron there. Clark: I spent the entire afternoon in my professor’s office. Devon dropped by to say hi. Devon: On my way to speak with Devon just after I arrived, I ran into Aaron by the coffee machine. I might have missed my 3 o’clock class if Basil hadn’t taken my books back to the library.*

Assuming that everything the thief says is a lie, and everything everyone else says is the truth, who stole the Mayan artifact?

  1. Aaron
  2. Basil
  3. Clark
  4. Devon

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 28, 2014

Here is today’s question. Submit your answers to this week’s questions by midnight on Friday, August 29, to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Which states require the highest score for the multistate professional responsibility examination (MPRE)?

  1. Utah and California
  2. New York and California
  3. Texas and Utah
  4. Texas and Arizona

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 27, 2014

Welcome back to “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact”! If you haven’t tried submitting your answers yet, you still have time — just send an e-mail to asp@law.whittier.edu by midnight on Friday, August 29. You can submit your answers for this week’s questions individually, or all at once.

Today’s question:

What word fits best in the blank: “The student _____ gets the highest grade will receive a scholarship”?

  1. Who
  2. Whom
  3. What
  4. Which

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 26, 2014

Here is today’s question. Submit your answers to this week’s questions by midnight on Friday, August 29, to asp@law.whittier.edu.

The use of a document or an inconsistent statement to demonstrate that a witness is incorrect or is not telling the truth is know as what?

  1. Nonsequitor
  2. Impeachment
  3. Withholding
  4. Incrimination

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, August 25, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 25, 2014

It’s the start of a new week of Mixed Questions 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 receive one ASP Achievement Club point — and those who accumulate 10 points by the end of the semester will be eligible for our prize drawing! You can send all your answers for the week 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!

Today’s question is:

Who was the only Federalist President of the United States?

  1. George Washington
  2. John Adams
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Alexander Hamilton

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, August 22, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 22, 2014

We have reached the end of this semester’s first week of Mixed Questions of Law and Fact. Remember, everyone who submits a response to at least four of this week’s questions gets one ASP Achievement Club point, bringing them that much closer to qualifying for the prize drawing at the end of the semester. You still have time to submit — all entries for this week must be received by Friday, August 22, at midnight, and you can submit for any or all five questions in one e-mail. Send to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Here is this week’s final question:

If the following were to be properly capitalized and punctuated, which of the following punctuation marks could not appear between “released” and “the district attorney”: “the suspect was released the district attorney did not have enough evidence”?

  1. .
  2. ,
  3. ;

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 21, 2014

Here is today’s question. Submit your answers to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Huti and Fugu are novice priests in a temple in which everyone always tells the truth. One morning they are brought before the head priest, who explains that some rice is missing from the temple kitchen, and each of them was seen near the kitchen the night before. The head priest asks each novice whether he took some of the rice.
Huti says, “If you are suggesting that it would be untrue for me to deny that someone who accused me of taking the rice was mistaken, then you are incorrect.”
Fugu says, “I took exactly as much rice as would have been left over if I had taken all the rice.”

Who took some of the rice?

  1. Huti only
  2. Fugu only
  3. Both Huti and Fugu
  4. Neither Huti nor Fugu

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 20, 2014

Welcome back to “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact”! If you haven’t tried submitting your answers yet, you still have time — just send an e-mail to asp@law.whittier.edu by midnight on Friday, August 22. You can submit your answers for this week’s questions individually, or all at once.

Today’s question:

What does “stare decisis” mean?

  1. legal principle that rules derived from common law should be codified state by state
  2. legal principle that courts should abide by precedent
  3. legal principle defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty
  4. legal principle that decisions supported by public policy are constantly malleable

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 19, 2014

Here is today’s question. Submit your answers to this week’s questions by midnight on Friday, August 22, to asp@law.whittier.edu.

Which state has the lowest population of attorneys per capita?

  1. Florida
  2. Arkansas
  3. Texas
  4. South Carolina
  5. Arizona

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Monday, August 18, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 18, 2014

The new school year brings the return of our daily feature, “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact”.

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 receive one ASP Achievement Club point — and those who accumulate 10 points by the end of the semester will be eligible for our prize drawing! You can send all your answers for the week 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:

How do you start a civil action?

  1. File a complaint
  2. Make a motion
  3. Submit a demand letter
  4. Send a subpoena

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Friday, April 18, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 18, 2014

We are now wrapping up our “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact” feature for the spring, so that you can pay full attention to studying for exams. Remember, everyone who submits answers (to asp@law.whittier.edu) to at least four of this week’s questions by midnight on Saturday, April 19, will be entered into our prize drawing for a $20 Whittier Law Bookstore gift card.

Today’s question:

Fill in the blank: “The defense attorney ______ the murder weapon on the table in front of the jury.”

  1. lay
  2. laid
  3. lied
  4. layed

Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 17, 2014

Answers to asp@law.whittier.edu

Under the California Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, “competence” in any legal service shall mean to apply all of the following except:

  1. Diligence reasonably necessary for the performance of the service
  2. At least one year of experience under the supervision of bar-certified attorney
  3. Skill reasonably necessary for the performance of the service
  4. Mental, emotional and physical ability to perform the service

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!