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January 9, 2008

A few lessons from our first class together

ImagesPerhaps you already have these points in your notes, but just in case:

1.  I talk too much and too fast, but at least I think I have a lot worth saying.

2.  Especially when it comes to legislative materials, it is even more important to re-read than to read.

3.  This class is about the legislative process and products.  Consequently, unlike most others 1L classes, we will focus less on the what and why of substantive law and instead focus on the who, when and how of modern lawmaking.

4.  If my pop culture riffs are too opaque, I can always provide links to stuff like this and this.

5.  Many persons in our class had pre-law-school experiences with the legislative process; as we will discuss Friday you all had many experiences with legislative products during first semester (though you may not have realized it).

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Since most of us are, gulp, too young to get the Arsenio Hall references...this may help us get up to speed with the humor of, "Things that make you go, Hmmm."

http://youtube.com/watch?v=c_Y50hE5ri8

Posted by: Trischa | Jan 10, 2008 3:36:24 PM

From my REreading of p.26 I learned that the president is often influential in the agenda of the legislature, better shown in this clip if it works: http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=818143

Posted by: Amanda McNeil | Jan 10, 2008 7:03:15 PM

I think this is also very appropriate to our current discussion.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mEJL2Uuv-oQ

Posted by: Allison | Jan 10, 2008 9:54:28 PM

Great videos, folks. Keep 'em coming!

Posted by: Doug B. | Jan 10, 2008 10:45:37 PM

More relative to what we're doing in Con Law and the 2nd Amendment. Enjoy.

Posted by: Zach G. | Jan 11, 2008 1:43:47 PM

Let's try that again, click below.

http://thatvideosite.com/view/1835.html

Posted by: Zach G. | Jan 11, 2008 2:04:57 PM

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