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May 25, 2020

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


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