LAW 521-002 – Civil Procedure I
Issue Rule (general) Analysis #1 Conclusion #1 Analysis #2 Rule (specific to #2) Analysis (specific to #2) Conclusion #2 Fairness Factors Rule (for FF) Analysis (for FF)
Should probably organize by method of personal jurisdiction, not by defendant. Defendant'd be second, and state would be last.
- State the issue
- State the Rule completely before state another urle or analyze
- Use full sentences, not paraphrase or shorthand
- Only receive credit once for stating a case or rule.
- Keep each paragraph limited to one issue, and address it completely
- Address each defendant ...
- Do not list irrelevant rules
- Tell the ones that apply, then apply it right then. Analysis is very important! If you cannot apply it, ehtn dont' state it. wastes time that you don't havee
- Do not simply list facts or bunch together and expect hte professsor to apply the for you
- Do not go overboard with tactics when it is not hte question
- do not use a strawman argument—do not use rules not remotely applicable here
- Start with strongest issues, not weakest
- Do not be wishy-washy. Avoid "maybe," "possibly," "could"...
- Don't abbreviate, including "Int'l Shoe" as "Shoe." Denckla's okay.
- Bas examiners or supervising attorneys won't know "tag" jurisdiction, "safety valve" test
- Pace yourself
Does LAS Apply in CA, LVA? -> Is Due PRocess satisfied: Min Con rule -> State 1: D1, D2, Subrule for D2, SRA D2, D3 -> State 2: D1, D2, D3 -> FF
- Even if all three have alternative basis for purposeful availment, never mush with min contacts. Just put after D1's general analysis.