How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

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BobSacamano
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby BobSacamano » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:22 pm

Okay, misleading thread title, but for first semester I stuck to the E&E's exclusively, and it worked for me. This semester, the E&E's are either more confusing than my class notes (Property), or completely worthless (Crim Pro). So instead, I'm pretty much exclusively doing CALI lessons, with the exception of Con Law. What's worse, I actually sorta... enjoy... doing the lessons, probably because of the simplicity and ease of use.

This is starting to sound like a CALI advertisement, but am I the only one that's relying on them?

edit: I should add that obviously I'm doing practice exams and memorizing my face off.

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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby stinger35 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:47 pm

1. Love the movie you reference, mein fuhrer

2. I did almost every single CALI for Torts and Contracts the week before the exam and got the highest grade in the class on each. This quarter, I am not finding them helpful at all (Con Law, Civ Pro, Property) so I'm not doing them and it kinda worries me.

Either way - I have recently realized that reading cases and the casebook in general is almost completely worthless and unnecessary.

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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby Renzo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:50 pm

I really liked them for straight black letter classes, like torts. I found them much less helpful for others, like property for example (mostly because the things we covered in property are not the same as what is covered in the CALI lessons)

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macattaq
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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby macattaq » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Yes, I am right there with you. I should be more diligent about doing them though, but since they usually combine learning with application, they have been incredibly useful.

BobSacamano
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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby BobSacamano » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:15 pm

Weird, my Property class is completely covered by the CALI lessons, as is Crim Pro and to a lesser extent Civ Pro (plus I'm waaay too lazy to do the really long Civ Pro exercises). However, other than that Dormant Commerce Clause one, Con Law is pretty off the mark for my class.

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Rocky Estoppel
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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Gilbert's Property Outline is pure gold. Plus I picked it up at a used bookstore for $3. One of the cheapest and best supplements I have bought.

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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby apper123 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:10 am

I just missed booking Property, and I more or less used Cali exclusively to study for that exam.

I also relied on the Krier outline, but that was just for content. For practice it was all Cali.

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Re: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CALI

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:25 am

Eh, it never applies to my stuff for some reason.




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