Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn -- Introduction to Homicide

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about homicide.

In this episode we discuss:

>The two broad categories of homicide

>The four elements of malice aforethought

>What is "statutory interpretation"?

>Analyzing two criminal law questions, from the February 2007 and February 2008 See more +

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about homicide.

In this episode we discuss:

>The two broad categories of homicide

>The four elements of malice aforethought

>What is "statutory interpretation"?

>Analyzing two criminal law questions, from the February 2007 and February 2008 California bar exams

>Classifying a homicide as first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or manslaughter

>Why you need to consider every fact in the question

>How "because" is one of the most important words you can use on most law school essay exams

Resources:

>Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/)

>The State Bar of California (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/)

>California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2007 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/February-2007-CBX.pdf)

>California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2008 (https://www.calweasel.com/sites/default/files/February2008EssaysandSampleAnswers.pdf)

>Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/)

>Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/)

>Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/)

>Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/)

>First Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Criminal Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/firs-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-criminal-law/)

>The Elusive Mini-IRAC (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-elusive-mini-irac/)

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/)

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