Reply to this post by 9am Thurs. April 29! (on validating!)

Esteemed Students!

In Thursday’s class (April 29), we’ll learn about validating case law!  That means: determining whether a case is still “good law,” such that it has not been overruled or otherwise undermined by another court’s decision, or by enactment of a statute or regulation or constitutional amendment.  In prep for that discussion, please choose any one (or more!) of the three resources on validating linked below, read it, then write a reply to this post responding to what you read in some way.  For example, you can identify something(s) you found interesting about it, and explain why; and/or ask question(s) about it, and note why you think it’s important to know those things; and/or write something else about the readings that you’d like to write!  To reply, click “leave a reply” or “[#] Replies” below, or click the “comment” bubble in the upper right corner.  Please post your reply by 9am Thursday morning!

Happy reading, see you Thursday!  Prof. C.


NO class tomorrow! Tues. April 27

Happy Monday!!

Just a reminder, we will NOT meet on Zoom for class tomorrow!! (Tues. April 27)  Instead, I’ll meet individually this week with anyone who would like to discuss your Trivino v. Jamesway briefs that everyone is required to submit by email at 12 noon tomorrow (Tues.).  See “Assignments” tab for the citation and other details.  If you’d like to meet with me to discuss your Trivino brief, please email me ASAP with times you’re available in the afternoons tomorrow (Tuesday), Wednesday or Thursday, April 27-29.  I will also not be available tomorrow during my regular office hours (11:15am-1pm).  If you’d like to talk, let me know other times this week you’re available.

We WILL meet for class Thursday, April 29!  You have a short assignment due before that class–I’ll post details tomorrow (Tues.).

Have a great day, see you Thursday!

Prof. C.



VOTE!! for your Student Government reps!! by Mon. April 26


The Student Government Association (SGA) represents students on all college policy issues, in addition to coordinating extracurricular activities such as community service, voter registration drives, cultural programs, club fairs, dances, and other activities.  In doing all this, they decide how to spend your money!! (activity fees)  Make your voice heard.  VOTE for your SGA officers at this link by Monday, April 26, 2021:

For information about the SGA candidates,visit:

Exercise your right!

Prof. C.

EXTRA CREDIT — George Floyd murder trial verdict!!

Students!!   The conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is BIG, IMPORTANT NEWS!!  Write about it!  Earn up to 2 points on the final exam by writing a short post about it — you may respond to one of the articles below or any article you choose, or just tell us what you think about the case.  You may post it as a “reply” to this post, or as a standalone post (using the “plus” sign above, choose “legal news response” as the category).  Remember, you can also earn up to 2 points for summarizing and responding to any legal news articles, as explained in this assignment.  See “Articles” tab for some articles you might want to use.

FREE program on paying for law school! Mon. April 19, 4-5pm

Students!  You are cordially invited to this FREE program on how to pay for law school: “Managing Debt In Public Interest: How To Repay Your Loans And Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness” offered by NYS Bar Association, President’s Committee on Access to Justice, Young Lawyers Section, and the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.  Monday, April 19, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Program description: Equal Justice Works provides resources to help law students and lawyers understand the student loan programs that are available, and shares information about how individuals can better manage debt. This presentation is designed to help you make more informed decisions about paying your student loans, and will outline how to afford your public interest career by taking advantage of programs like income-driven repayment plans, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs

Speaker: Brooke Meckler, Director of Law School Engagement and Advocacy at Equal Justice Works

FREE LSAT information sessions!! 

Offered by LSAT Ally on Zoom–see links below and in this flyer:

LSAT Strategies Overview–Tuesday, April 13th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

A brief introduction to strategies that will help you conquer the LSAT.  Join via Zoom


LSAT Time Management Strategy–Wednesday, April 14th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Time management strategies that will help you beat the clock!  Join via Zoom


Applying to Law School–Thursday, April 15th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Everything you need to know about applying to law school.  Join via Zoom