Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby Renzo » Sat May 08, 2010 9:49 am

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stinger35 wrote:HEY, A'nold, hoping you read this:

I was reading the thread and thinking to myself, hmm, this such A'nold's style but he really hasn't been around too much in here (besides a few posts the other day), which got me to thinking, thats probably because he's studying for exams. Then I started thinking, wow, I should be studying for exams too. Is the fact that I am on here posting and he is not indicative of my study habits? Will I ACTUALLY bomb this semester because I am not studying as much as I should like A'nold is?

I could go on, but you get the point. Figured this belonged in this thread and that you would get a kick out of it. Back to red wine and con law.


Okay, I have to ask it: how can people drink and study? My classmates attempted to give me beer earlier this evening, but I had to turn it down. I can drink the beer, or I can take a property practice exam. Both cannot go on simultaneously.

Man, I don't know if I could study if I didn't nurse a glass of wine now and again while doing so. At least not as much as I study now.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby chevrondeference » Sat May 08, 2010 10:12 am

As a 3L, I can tell you that this feeling never goes away. Every single semester, I found myself wondering "what if the last X semesters were a fluke?" Now I am on my last set of finals and I'm worried I'm going to ruin what so far has been a really good transcript.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby stinger35 » Sat May 08, 2010 10:57 am

chevrondeference wrote:As a 3L, I can tell you that this feeling never goes away. Every single semester, I found myself wondering "what if the last X semesters were a fluke?" Now I am on my last set of finals and I'm worried I'm going to ruin what so far has been a really good transcript.



DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby Attucks » Sat May 08, 2010 3:47 pm

Sort of late in the game, but I want to make sure I finish strong. Anyone have any tips out there for setting an exam apart from the rest in a strictly structural way? I did well last semester following a general outline-ish format, but I can't help but think my exam-taking strategy won't be up to par this time around. Any help's appreciated.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby rayiner » Sat May 08, 2010 4:10 pm

Lol @ exam software.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby A'nold » Sat May 08, 2010 4:16 pm

stinger35 wrote:HEY, A'nold, hoping you read this:

I was reading the thread and thinking to myself, hmm, this such A'nold's style but he really hasn't been around too much in here (besides a few posts the other day), which got me to thinking, thats probably because he's studying for exams. Then I started thinking, wow, I should be studying for exams too. Is the fact that I am on here posting and he is not indicative of my study habits? Will I ACTUALLY bomb this semester because I am not studying as much as I should like A'nold is?

I could go on, but you get the point. Figured this belonged in this thread and that you would get a kick out of it. Back to red wine and con law.


Haha, no my friend, you just caught me when I was actually studying for once. On a good note, I think I did well on my Civ Pro exam. I think that if I can nail this next exam I will at least cement the chance to transfer into a decent school, maybe not t14 but somewhere o.k. at least. If I knock it out of the park, I think good things will come, haha. Man, I need to study........

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby vanwinkle » Sat May 08, 2010 6:25 pm

I'm fried. I literally cannot study today. I have a mental block keeping me from touching books. It's like my brain is going on some deep primitive level, if you touch that book, it will fucking kill you, so don't do it.

God. I am so going to fail Property.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby rayiner » Sat May 08, 2010 6:25 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I'm fried. I literally cannot study today. I have a mental block keeping me from touching books. It's like my brain is going on some deep primitive level, if you touch that book, it will fucking kill you, so don't do it.

God. I am so going to fail Property.


Have I mentioned I'm done? :lol:

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby vanwinkle » Sat May 08, 2010 6:27 pm

rayiner wrote:Have I mentioned I'm done? :lol:

You son of a bitch.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby A'nold » Sat May 08, 2010 6:29 pm

+1 for not studying enough for property. Back to it peeps!

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby Matthies » Sat May 08, 2010 6:32 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I'm fried. I literally cannot study today. I have a mental block keeping me from touching books. It's like my brain is going on some deep primitive level, if you touch that book, it will fucking kill you, so don't do it.

God. I am so going to fail Property.


Trust me on this, you need to take a break, it will actually help nothurt. Walk away for at least a few hours, if not the day. Sleep on it, sart again. You will be fine.

Also this is my actual answer from for a RAP hypo from my proptery exam:

At this point the only person I know for sure that does NOT own Blackacre is me, because if I did own it I would have given up on this hypo hours ago and enjoyed my trust fund. But alas I actually have extra words left, and no clue, so I might as well take a shot and hope something sticks to the grading outline.

The way I see it there could be three possible owners of Blackacre after this.

First is the trust fiduciary, LurceBank, as the trust owns the assets in equity for the beneficiaries, thus would own it in the end.

Next could be Nancy, without any Mike spawn the interest vests in her, and she gets away with Blackacre.

Finally there could be a reversion to Karen, in which case the RAP does not apply (if only I could be so lucky) and she owns it again.

I guess I won’t be taking Trusts and Estates any time soon.

Ened up getting an A. Everyone hates and sucks at property, so you don't have to know it pat, just give it your best shot, everyone is going to have trouble with proetry.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby Matthies » Sat May 08, 2010 6:33 pm

rayiner wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:I'm fried. I literally cannot study today. I have a mental block keeping me from touching books. It's like my brain is going on some deep primitive level, if you touch that book, it will fucking kill you, so don't do it.

God. I am so going to fail Property.


Have I mentioned I'm done? :lol:


Have I mentioned I passed the bar? :P

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby vanwinkle » Sat May 08, 2010 7:23 pm

Matthies wrote:Trust me on this, you need to take a break, it will actually help nothurt. Walk away for at least a few hours, if not the day. Sleep on it, sart again. You will be fine.

I think I'm going to do this. Today is a not-study day. Fuck studying.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby stinger35 » Sat May 08, 2010 9:02 pm

Getting peer pressured into going out on the town tonight...last exam Wednesday....what do you guys thing?

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby vanwinkle » Sat May 08, 2010 9:03 pm

stinger35 wrote:Getting peer pressured into going out on the town tonight...last exam Wednesday....what do you guys thing?

Have fun.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby rbgrocio » Sat May 08, 2010 9:03 pm

stinger35 wrote:Getting peer pressured into going out on the town tonight...last exam Wednesday....what do you guys thing?



I wouldnt do it but what do i know.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sat May 08, 2010 9:04 pm

stinger35 wrote:Getting peer pressured into going out on the town tonight...last exam Wednesday....what do you guys thing?

Go but make them talk about the subject of your last test all night!

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby mnolen » Sat May 08, 2010 9:34 pm

Pretty sure I got a C (F?) on my Con Law exam. Goodbye, nice grades... :(

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby BobSacamano » Sat May 08, 2010 9:55 pm

I have two exams next week. I'm incredibly confused for the one on Monday, keep doing practice tests, seeing a bunch of stuff but not really spotting any issues that I can articulate. I have no idea what to do for my exam Thursday.

Yeah, goodbye good grades indeed.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby sanpiero » Sun May 09, 2010 1:30 am

mnolen wrote:Pretty sure I got a C (F?) on my Con Law exam. Goodbye, nice grades... :(


What happened? :(

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby mnolen » Sun May 09, 2010 2:51 am

sanpiero wrote:
mnolen wrote:Pretty sure I got a C (F?) on my Con Law exam. Goodbye, nice grades... :(


What happened? :(


idk.. we had 1/3 multiple choice which was really hard. I'm taking questions like, "In X case, what was the reasoning behind the dissent?" Really specific. The first essay was ok, pretty much expected (Dormant Commerce Clause, 10th amendment commandeering stuff, etc) and then the second one was about something we had never talked about. We covered separation of powers between the executive and Congress, but he asked us about separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive - and it wasn't even the supreme court, it was a district court.

I stared at it for like 5 full minutes and then just started typing some stuff without any kind of actual game plan. Sooo.. hopefully there were some answers in there. I should have thought harder and been like "this is a functional argument" or textual or whatever. But I didn't.

The minute the test ended I almost started crying.. apparently my friend had to go cry in the bathroom. I guess the plus side is that everyone felt like they got fucked, so hopefully the curve will work in my favor... I don't know, it's the first time I've ever felt blindsided by an exam.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby jp0094 » Sun May 09, 2010 8:42 am

Civ pro tomorrow. Looking through my notes we apparently spent only one class session on joinder. Can't wait for the inevitable situation where 50% of the multiple choice section covers joinder.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun May 09, 2010 1:28 pm

2 finals in the hole, almost know for sure my rank is dropping

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby sanpiero » Sun May 09, 2010 1:40 pm

JPU wrote:2 finals in the hole, almost know for sure my rank is dropping


+1 andddddddd +1

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby eth3n » Sun May 09, 2010 1:51 pm

jp0094 wrote:Civ pro tomorrow. Looking through my notes we apparently spent only one class session on joinder. Can't wait for the inevitable situation where 50% of the multiple choice section covers joinder.


don't underestimate joinder, one early mistake in a massive joinder clusterfuck led to my only horrible grade in law school.




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