Torts cartoon for #1L: has your privacy been invaded?

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Here we go: more 1L cartoons for studying law — this one all about what the elements of the tort of ‘invasion of privacy’ are. Is there intent? Was there a private zone that was intruded upon? Would it be offensive to a reasonable person? Want to learn more Torts for your 1L classes? Come play Law Dojo on your … Read More

Child Custody visual legal map

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Family law and child custody may not be the most popular thing to study in Law School, but it’s a hugely concerning and possibly destructive area of the legal system for a lot of people. This image shows a prototype of a visual booklet that lays out a flowchart schematic of how the custody process works.

Does the government actually have “probable cause” for a warrant?

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And one final set of sketches from my Criminal Procedure notebook — this time about whether the government actually has a valid warrant, based on their claim of “probable cause”. These two pages are one long flowchart that set out the conditions for valid probable cause. Build more legal knowledge, and study up on your rights around the police and … Read More

Can you get a government search thrown out, even if you consented to it?

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It’s the final countdown to this summer’s bar exam! Here’s one more flowchart from my Criminal Procedure sketchbook, this time about how to get things that the government found during a search (that you consented to) thrown out as evidence. Build more legal knowledge, and study up on your rights around the police and government agents: play Law Dojo — … Read More

Do you have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

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Two sketches from criminal procedure — all about the nebulous concept on whether a person can legally expect privacy in a situation. The standard is ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ — and these cartoons start to explain what that means in specific contexts. Want to learn more about your privacy rights? Build more legal knowledge, and study up on your rights … Read More

Was it legal that the police stopped (and frisked) you? #barexam law cartoon

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Some more criminal procedure notebook sketches — this time a short flowchart about whether it was legal that the police (or government agent) stopped you — and possibly frisked you. Here are the conditions that need to be met for stops-and-frisks to be legal under the Constitution (and case law that came from it). P.C. means ‘probable cause’ in my … Read More

Was it legal that the police arrested you?: a #barexam law cartoon

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Another page from my law school sketchbook on Criminal Procedure and people’s rights regarding the police, this time on arrest. If the police arrest someone, is it legal? I have multiple references to P.C. — that means “Probable Cause” in my shorthand. The names in bubbles are legal cases that support the points laid out here. Learn more about your … Read More

Have the police truly ‘seized’ you? : #barexam cartoon

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Day 3 of criminal procedure law drawings: this one on the question of whether the police have really ‘stopped’ or ‘seized you’ — versus a more voluntary encounter where you are not really under their custody and you can leave. The rules that apply are different depending on how the encounter is characterized. Want to learn more about your rights … Read More

Can the Police Search Your Belongings? crim pro #barexam cartoon

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Another day, another sketch from my notebook on what a US resident’s rights are vis-a-vis government agents who are searching them. This one is about whether police/agents can search your things. Want more knowledge about your rights and criminal procedure? Play Law Dojo — available for your phone on Android or on iOS!

Criminal Procedure #barexam sketch: When Can the Police Come Into Your House?

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Here’s a page from my Criminal Procedure notebook, with a quick rundown of the few conditions that can allow police to come into your house legally to ‘search’ it? Build more legal knowledge, and study up on your rights around the police and government agents: Play Law Dojo — available for your phone on Android or on iOS!

ConLaw #BarExam visual: When can you sue a state?

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For today’s Bar Exam study visual, we have some Constitutional Law for you! Let’s say you’re a citizen and you think a state government has violated your rights. Can you sue them? Typically the 11th Amendment blocks such a suit, but there are some ways around it. Want to learn more Con Law for the Bar Exam? Play Law Dojo … Read More

Evidence Law drawing for #BarExam: character evidence

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Happy Friday to all those studying for this month’s Bar Exam. We have a picture explaining Evidence Law principles around character evidence to help you as you cram for the MBE. And if you want to remember even more Evidence knowledge for the Bar Exam, play Law Dojo — available for your phone on Android or on iOS!

CivPro #BarExam visual: how can I get jurisdiction over a person?

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Enjoy this Civil Procedure flowchart as you study up for the Bar Exam (or for your first year law school exam)! Figure out exactly whether and how you can get someone into court to hold them liable for a legal claim, according to the rules of civil procedure. And if you want to remember even more Civil Procedure knowledge for … Read More

Torts mnemonic for #BarExam: intentional infliction of emotional distress

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Today, we turn from contracts to torts. Remember these basic factors for figuring out if there is possible liability for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Hopefully these visuals will stamp into your mind and help you answer those bar exam questions quickly and easily! Study even more Torts knowledge for the Bar Exam, play Law Dojo — available for your … Read More

Today’s #BarExam visual mnemonic: Statute of Frauds essentials

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Another way to remember crucial the dreaded Statute of Frauds rules for the upcoming Bar Exam — just think of the mnemonic “My Legs” and let this picture help you remember all those key factors to be considering. And if you want to remember even more contracts knowledge for the Bar Exam, play Law Dojo contracts — available for your … Read More

Civ Pro #BarExam visual: what is Res Judicata again?

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All the dreaded Latin that you have to remember for the Bar Exam (and for your Civil Procedure class) is a little bit easier when there are cartoons attached. Today’s Bar Exam visual is all about Res Judicata, about when a case is settled or when more claims can be raised to keep it alive. Remember these three main factors … Read More

#BarExam visual: flowchart on bringing in character evidence

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Oof — for all those studying evidence for the bar exam, you know the pain of Character Evidence rules. Here’s a flowchart laying out the crucial things you need to know to tackle all those character evidence questions on the MBE and essay sections. Enjoy! And if you want to put your Evidence knowledge to the test for the Bar … Read More

#BarExam visual: is a contract breach material or not?

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Hello, hard-working bar-studiers! Here is a small cartoon to help you remember your core contracts knowledge. And if you want to jam your brain full of even more contracts knowledge, play Law Dojo contracts — available for your phone on Android or on iOS!