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    Hey, I've been told that I will most likley be asked a logic question at my Law interview. I've practicised a few..problem is I'm not sure if I'm solving them correctly. So here's 2 examples if anyone wants to have a go.. just to see if you got the same as I did..

    If I returned to the waiting room and my coat had been taken and I then took another one, got home and actually discovered it was mine had I commited a crime?

    If the interview erpulled out a gun and aimed it at me, thinking it was loaded but, in fact, was full of blanks and fired it at me with the intention to kill had he commited a crime?
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    (Original post by Elle)
    Hey, I've been told that I will most likley be asked a logic question at my Law interview. I've practicised a few..problem is I'm not sure if I'm solving them correctly. So here's 2 examples if anyone wants to have a go.. just to see if you got the same as I did..

    If I returned to the waiting room and my coat had been taken and I then took another one, got home and actually discovered it was mine had I commited a crime?

    If the interview erpulled out a gun and aimed it at me, thinking it was loaded but, in fact, was full of blanks and fired it at me with the intention to kill had he commited a crime?
    1. Consciously yes, Technically No
    2. Consciously yes, Technically Yes
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    (Original post by Elle)
    Hey, I've been told that I will most likley be asked a logic question at my Law interview. I've practicised a few..problem is I'm not sure if I'm solving them correctly. So here's 2 examples if anyone wants to have a go.. just to see if you got the same as I did..

    If I returned to the waiting room and my coat had been taken and I then took another one, got home and actually discovered it was mine had I commited a crime?

    If the interview erpulled out a gun and aimed it at me, thinking it was loaded but, in fact, was full of blanks and fired it at me with the intention to kill had he commited a crime?
    1. No, no crime has being commited.

    2. Yes, intention to kill, but criminal failure due to stupidty.
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    (Original post by Elle)
    ?

    If the interview erpulled out a gun and aimed it at me, thinking it was loaded but, in fact, was full of blanks and fired it at me with the intention to kill had he commited a crime?
    Errr, attempted murder, violent and threatening behaviour, unlawful use of a weapon....
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    (Original post by byb3)
    1. Consciously yes, Technically No
    2. Consciously yes, Technically Yes
    How did u know the pass for the mr hughes site BTW?
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    those don't seem so much logic as knowledge of the law.

    The second one is attempted murder, no?

    But I dunno if there is such a thing as attempted theft, so, no, the first isn't one IMVHAIO..

    What did you get?
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    (Original post by llama boy)
    those don't seem so much logic as knowledge of the law.

    The second one is attempted murder, no?

    But I dunno if there is such a thing as attempted theft, so, no, the first isn't one IMVHAIO..

    What did you get?
    I got those out of a interview questions book...hmm.. confusing..

    Are you sure there is no such thing as attempted theft!?.. I guess the first one is morrally wrong but not a crime. Got the same as everyone for the secound one..
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    (Original post by llama boy)
    those don't seem so much logic as knowledge of the law.

    The second one is attempted murder, no?

    But I dunno if there is such a thing as attempted theft, so, no, the first isn't one IMVHAIO..

    What did you get?
    Well, I dont know what its lik in Britain, but over in scandinavia, I think you cantechnically be accused of atempted theft (Though Id doubt youd get a criminal record for that one... )
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Well, I dont know what its lik in Britain, but over in scandinavia, I think you cantechnically be accused of atempted theft (Though Id doubt youd get a criminal record for that one... )
    You will never be able to persecute him. You are not a mind reader therefore u can't say he was intending to steal that coat which belonged to him. So no proof=no persecution
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    (Original post by 2776)
    You will never be able to persecute him. You are not a mind reader therefore u can't say he was intending to steal that coat which belonged to him. So no proof=no persecution
    ...that makes sense.. nice one!
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    (Original post by Elle)
    ...that makes sense.. nice one!
    no probs
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    (Original post by Elle)
    I got those out of a interview questions book...hmm.. confusing..

    Are you sure there is no such thing as attempted theft!?.. I guess the first one is morrally wrong but not a crime. Got the same as everyone for the secound one..
    honestly don't know... i've just never heard of attempted theft, lol.

    Morally, it is obviously different, I just assumed that lawyers would only be interested in the legal aspects.
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    (Original post by Elle)
    ...that makes sense.. nice one!
    got any more ques? they are really interesting
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    (Original post by 2776)
    You will never be able to persecute him. You are not a mind reader therefore u can't say he was intending to steal that coat which belonged to him. So no proof=no persecution
    The question was not if he could be prosecuted, but if it was a crime. It is a crime, yet he will most likely "get away with it".
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    (Original post by 2776)
    You will never be able to persecute him. You are not a mind reader therefore u can't say he was intending to steal that coat which belonged to him. So no proof=no persecution
    so then how could you prove that the interviewer thought the gun was live?
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    The question was not if he could be prosecuted, but if it was a crime. It is a crime, yet he will most likely "get away with it".
    Yes but a crime=if can be prosecuted or not.

    logical no?
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Yes but a crime=if can be prosecuted or not.

    logical no?
    no, a crime is when you break the law.
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    Oh no!!.. now I'm confused again!..lol
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    (Original post by llama boy)
    no, a crime is when you break the law.
    and when u break law=can be prosecuted
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    Ok.. so I guess there are different answers depending on the definition of crime.. and of law (which lawyers can't decide on)..
 
 
 
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