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 OperaSoprano » Thu May 13, 2010 3:41 pm

Sending you guys <3. I had an exam related nightmare... you know it's bad when finals get into your dreams! My last one is on Wednesday, and there is so much to be done! It's torts, and it's completely open book-- we can bring in commercial outlines, but it's going to be a racehorse exam, so it's not like there will be time to read them.

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

Postby rbgrocio » Thu May 13, 2010 3:50 pm

I'm finally done and for the first time this semester I don't feel I did like caca on my final!!! Too bad, this class is only 3 credits.

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Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 13, 2010 3:55 pm

rbgrocio wrote:I'm finally done and for the first time this semester I don't feel I did like caca on my final!!! Too bad, this class is only 3 credits.


Congrats! Sooooo jealous!

My god, what is it with this semester, though? Fall finals felt like a cruise in the Bahamas by comparison.

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

Postby rbgrocio » Thu May 13, 2010 4:02 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:I'm finally done and for the first time this semester I don't feel I did like caca on my final!!! Too bad, this class is only 3 credits.


Congrats! Sooooo jealous!

My god, what is it with this semester, though? Fall finals felt like a cruise in the Bahamas by comparison.



lol. I know... I just hope my gpa does not go down... I'm happy with that. I took Con Law, Ks and torts in the fall. We had great professors for each class. This semester we were more on our own.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 13, 2010 4:07 pm

rbgrocio wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:I'm finally done and for the first time this semester I don't feel I did like caca on my final!!! Too bad, this class is only 3 credits.


Congrats! Sooooo jealous!

My god, what is it with this semester, though? Fall finals felt like a cruise in the Bahamas by comparison.



lol. I know... I just hope my gpa does not go down... I'm happy with that. I took Con Law, Ks and torts in the fall. We had great professors for each class. This semester we were more on our own.


Sending you all good wishes! I'm going to need a miracle now, but maybe I'll get one.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 13, 2010 4:29 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:My god, what is it with this semester, though? Fall finals felt like a cruise in the Bahamas by comparison.

I think it's knowing you have to try harder to do better, and knowing everyone else is trying harder too, which means you trying harder might just keep you in the same place.

That's my fear anyway, that I've worked my ass off this much more this semester and it's for nothing because everyone else did too and counteracted it.

I hate the curve. The curve must die.

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

Postby eth3n » Thu May 13, 2010 9:03 pm

My last exam apparently is so easy that the curve (outliers excepted) is only 5 points, and each issue is separated by paragraph (im not kidding) and he gives us an hour more than is req'd. I am an issue spotter not a public policy person, so praying for a B.

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

Postby Danteshek » Thu May 13, 2010 9:14 pm

My worst fear is coming to pass. My first grade to come out is a B, in legal writing.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Danteshek wrote:My worst fear is coming to pass. My first grade to come out is a B, in legal writing.

Ugh. Sympathy.

The good news is that grading in LRW isn't like exam grading, so it's possible you did a lot better everywhere else despite the LRW harshness.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 13, 2010 9:46 pm

Tonight is going to be one of those nights where I don't get nearly enough sleep. I have my last final in less than 12 hours and I am not ready. Whee.

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

Postby rbgrocio » Thu May 13, 2010 10:02 pm

Good luck to all of you who are not done! It feels amazing to be done, and you will soon be there!!! I know my way of having fun may seem weird, but I got home from my final, and I deep-cleaned my house, and I feel soooo good! For the first time since finals started my feet do not get dark by walking around barefoot (eww, I know). I threw away a bunch of papers and my office is neat and clean. I can actually seat on the chair and move around without bumping into books... Law school and I have a love/hate relationship: I love law school, I hate finals... I feel so good and accomplished to know that I have done it.

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Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 13, 2010 11:23 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Tonight is going to be one of those nights where I don't get nearly enough sleep. I have my last final in less than 12 hours and I am not ready. Whee.


Yes, yes you are ready! Your school is just cruel to give finals before sunrise.

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

Postby A'nold » Thu May 13, 2010 11:29 pm

rbgrocio wrote:Good luck to all of you who are not done! It feels amazing to be done, and you will soon be there!!! I know my way of having fun may seem weird, but I got home from my final, and I deep-cleaned my house, and I feel soooo good! For the first time since finals started my feet do not get dark by walking around barefoot (eww, I know). I threw away a bunch of papers and my office is neat and clean. I can actually seat on the chair and move around without bumping into books... Law school and I have a love/hate relationship: I love law school, I hate finals... I feel so good and accomplished to know that I have done it.


I had to re-read the bolded above. Apparently my mind is in a not-so-good place, haha.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 13, 2010 11:40 pm

I am now past the 8-hour threshold. Even if I went to sleep now I couldn't get 8 hours before I had to get up to prepare for the exam.

This is the part of law school that sucks. Who knows how much sleep I'm going to miss tonight. I need my sleep. I don't function well without it.

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Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu May 13, 2010 11:54 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I am now past the 8-hour threshold. Even if I went to sleep now I couldn't get 8 hours before I had to get up to prepare for the exam.

This is the part of law school that sucks. Who knows how much sleep I'm going to miss tonight. I need my sleep. I don't function well without it.

I took my civ pro test after staying awake for 30 straight hours. You can do it!

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Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 14, 2010 12:08 am

rbgrocio wrote:Good luck to all of you who are not done! It feels amazing to be done, and you will soon be there!!! I know my way of having fun may seem weird, but I got home from my final, and I deep-cleaned my house, and I feel soooo good! For the first time since finals started my feet do not get dark by walking around barefoot (eww, I know). I threw away a bunch of papers and my office is neat and clean. I can actually seat on the chair and move around without bumping into books... Law school and I have a love/hate relationship: I love law school, I hate finals... I feel so good and accomplished to know that I have done it.


I also can't wait to deep clean my apartment when all this ends! That's going to feel profoundly awesome. I want to vacuum everything and make this apartment look gorgeous again.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Fri May 14, 2010 12:48 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:I am now past the 8-hour threshold. Even if I went to sleep now I couldn't get 8 hours before I had to get up to prepare for the exam.

This is the part of law school that sucks. Who knows how much sleep I'm going to miss tonight. I need my sleep. I don't function well without it.

I took my civ pro test after staying awake for 30 straight hours. You can do it!

I function worse than most people when sleep-deprived. I will not be a pretty sight tomorrow.

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

Postby A'nold » Fri May 14, 2010 1:03 am

I will likely be up until the test or get my usual 2 hour pre exam nap.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Fri May 14, 2010 1:16 am

A'nold wrote:I will likely be up until the test or get my usual 2 hour pre exam nap.

Fuck. This is looking likely for me too. I'm almost to Miranda... oh, and then lovely Miranda, you will take me forever to outline, you lovely, needlessly complicated bitch.

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Postby 270910 » Fri May 14, 2010 1:18 am

vanwinkle wrote:
A'nold wrote:I will likely be up until the test or get my usual 2 hour pre exam nap.

Fuck. This is looking likely for me too. I'm almost to Miranda... oh, and then lovely Miranda, you will take me forever to outline, you lovely, needlessly complicated bitch.


pft. Done:

--ImageRemoved--

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Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 14, 2010 1:27 am

disco_barred wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
A'nold wrote:I will likely be up until the test or get my usual 2 hour pre exam nap.

Fuck. This is looking likely for me too. I'm almost to Miranda... oh, and then lovely Miranda, you will take me forever to outline, you lovely, needlessly complicated bitch.


pft. Done:

--ImageRemoved--


I definitely have to take that class at some point. :D

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

Postby vanwinkle » Fri May 14, 2010 1:36 am

disco_barred wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
A'nold wrote:I will likely be up until the test or get my usual 2 hour pre exam nap.

Fuck. This is looking likely for me too. I'm almost to Miranda... oh, and then lovely Miranda, you will take me forever to outline, you lovely, needlessly complicated bitch.

pft. Done:

--ImageRemoved--

You'd think that shit would be simple to apply, but the courts have sure managed to fuck it all up real good. Just wait 'til you get to study it. It'll make your head explode.

For example, there are different rules for the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you invoke your right to remain silent, that only applies to the shit they were talking to you about. They can give you a short break and then start talking to you about something else. But if you invoke your right to an attorney, they can't talk to you at all anymore.

This class is just like Con Law, in that you spend four months studying what the law is because nine people (or really, five of those nine) said it should be that way, and that's the whole class.

Fuck this shit.

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

Postby A'nold » Fri May 14, 2010 1:42 am

Edit: maybe too personal, haha.

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

Postby A'nold » Fri May 14, 2010 1:59 am

I officially predict I will not sleep tonight. Any bets? Note: I promise to try to get to sleep, so there will be no purposeful twisting of the outcome.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri May 14, 2010 2:01 am

A'nold wrote:I officially predict I will not sleep tonight. Any bets? Note: I promise to try to get to sleep, so there will be no purposeful twisting of the outcome.


Please get some sleep, A'nold!




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