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crystalhawkeye
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby crystalhawkeye » Wed May 12, 2010 12:53 pm

We have varying time limits depending on the journal. The first isn't due until next Monday and, from what I've heard, it's about 3-4 days of solid 6-7 hours work per app. LR, the one that most matters, isn't due until June 1.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby treeey86 » Thu May 13, 2010 12:17 am

Emory Law. 10 days. ~170ish page packet. 12 page maximum for the paper. 12 page maximum for the citations ( 24 page maximum for the total paper). A short blue book quiz as well. Started 5 days after our last final. Burnt out does not even begin to describe how I am feeling.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu May 13, 2010 12:37 am

treeey86 wrote:Emory Law. 10 days. ~170ish page packet. 12 page maximum for the paper. 12 page maximum for the citations ( 24 page maximum for the total paper). A short blue book quiz as well. Started 5 days after our last final. Burnt out does not even begin to describe how I am feeling.

Cry more. Mine is a 500-pg packet that got handed out 36 hrs after the last final

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby arhmcpo » Thu May 13, 2010 1:26 am

Didn't you say you missed the deadline to apply for law review/your write on packet Leeroy?

Oh and nice box btw

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby Danteshek » Thu May 13, 2010 5:32 pm

What size font are LR citations?

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby SteelReserve » Thu May 13, 2010 5:41 pm

What size font are LR citations?


Our LR uses size 10 for footnotes.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby seespotrun » Fri May 14, 2010 1:18 pm

My school's write-on is a case note. The case raises an issue that half of the 1L class wrote appellate briefs on. I'm not in that half of the class. Thanks law review!

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby wiseowl » Fri May 14, 2010 9:45 pm

ugh i have no interest in this and have already wasted the better part of a week. i've written 4 pages.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mollie » Fri May 14, 2010 10:14 pm

I've got about 5 pages written so far--took me forever just to read everything :oops:

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby RudeDudewithAttitude » Fri May 14, 2010 10:30 pm

Good luck everyone! You have to just keep on truckin'.

I tried to work at a decent, methodical pace for the first three days. I worked about 12 hours each day. Then I basically worked two days straight in a total panic. I ended up pulling back to back all-nighters with 3-4 hours of sleep each day at sunrise. 25% of those who started did not finish. It was brutal, but an incredible experience. That is my opinion whether I make it or not.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby hithere » Fri May 14, 2010 10:37 pm

Finished the bluebooking exercise!

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby 06132010 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:50 pm

I woke up this morning with a massive end of 1L celebration hangover and made the mistake of downloading the writing competition file. 79 pages. I had an aneurysm.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby thesealocust » Fri May 14, 2010 10:52 pm

oops
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri May 14, 2010 10:59 pm

thesealocust wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:I woke up this morning with a massive end of 1L celebration hangover and made the mistake of downloading the writing competition file. 79 pages. I had an aneurysm.


79 pages is one of the shortest I've ever heard of -.-

If I'm remembering correctly, UVA's was 200 pages (to write a 10 page paper) + 10 page editing assignment that had to be done in ~75 hours. In the middle of the semester. It was a great big bucket of suck.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby 06132010 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:01 pm

thesealocust wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:I woke up this morning with a massive end of 1L celebration hangover and made the mistake of downloading the writing competition file. 79 pages. I had an aneurysm.


79 pages is one of the shortest I've ever heard of -.-

If I'm remembering correctly, UVA's was 200 pages (to write a 10 page paper) + 10 page editing assignment that had to be done in ~75 hours. In the middle of the semester. It was a great big bucket of suck.


oooof that's awful. I guess I take back my aneurysm.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby thesealocust » Fri May 14, 2010 11:01 pm

oops
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby wiseowl » Fri May 14, 2010 11:09 pm

thesealocust wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:I woke up this morning with a massive end of 1L celebration hangover and made the mistake of downloading the writing competition file. 79 pages. I had an aneurysm.


79 pages is one of the shortest I've ever heard of -.-

If I'm remembering correctly, UVA's was 200 pages (to write a 10 page paper) + 10 page editing assignment that had to be done in ~75 hours. In the middle of the semester. It was a great big bucket of suck.


i don't understand these long ass "packets". that must suck.

we were given a case, a 14 page limit, and they said see you in two weeks. so i mean, we make our own packets, but still i guess not the upfront investment of some of these others.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby hithere » Fri May 14, 2010 11:12 pm

You guys are lucky-our packet is 200 pages of boring.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby thesealocust » Fri May 14, 2010 11:13 pm

oops
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby atlantalaw » Fri May 14, 2010 11:36 pm

hi! my school swore everyone to secrecy about the process. lol. i am just here for moral support. i guess i can generally say that i am participating in it and it is tons of fun. and by fun i mean not really fun.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Fri May 14, 2010 11:42 pm

betasteve wrote:This shit blows.

I have 20 pages written. I don't want to do anything anymore.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby OperaSoprano » Sat May 15, 2010 12:23 am

At least you guys get support from each other. I get to do mine over Memorial Day weekend when all my friends will be at the beach. FML.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby 98234872348 » Sat May 15, 2010 12:25 am

sign me up in a couple weeks.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby traydeuce » Sat May 15, 2010 2:06 am

I'm doing Harvard's as a transfer applicant. 33 pages of fake article littered with mistakes, for which there are about 500 pages of supporting gunk you have to ream through searching for support, or misquotations as the case may be/usually is, and then of course the 20 page case comment (but really it's more like 8 once you factor in the insanely huge margins, 12 point footnotes, spacing and bizarre character per line limits), for which they've kindly given us 680 or so pages of materials. All due in one week. I'm nearly halfway through the editing exercise. If I'm lucky and finish early I might even try Columbia's in the tail end of the same week, it looks rather manageable.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby sayan » Sat May 15, 2010 5:56 am

traydeuce wrote:I'm doing Harvard's as a transfer applicant. 33 pages of fake article littered with mistakes, for which there are about 500 pages of supporting gunk you have to ream through searching for support, or misquotations as the case may be/usually is, and then of course the 20 page case comment (but really it's more like 8 once you factor in the insanely huge margins, 12 point footnotes, spacing and bizarre character per line limits), for which they've kindly given us 680 or so pages of materials. All due in one week. I'm nearly halfway through the editing exercise. If I'm lucky and finish early I might even try Columbia's in the tail end of the same week, it looks rather manageable.


Holy crap. Are you actually able to peruse all ~1200 pages of material or is this a game of selective reading?




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