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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby 09042014 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Yea there is a journal at NU that allows 1L's to join provisionally. Some people do it because they are gunners, some because they want to practice for write on, or others, like me, so I don't have to do the week long write on competition in May.

I plan on being belligerently drunk during write on.

I wasn't getting on LR anyway. This is a short cut. And I can put it on my resume. I'll probably do less work this way too. But it just happens to be due tonight. FML.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby J-tow10 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:08 pm

This nice weather we're having here in StL makes me miss day drinking in college...(sigh)

...back to crim...

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Postby stayway » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:08 pm

This brief is awful

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:22 pm

Knowing that the weekend is somehow already over and I have to endure 5 more painful days before the next one makes me want to throw up.

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Postby GATORTIM » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:18 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Knowing that the weekend is somehow already over and I have to endure 5 more painful days before the next one makes me want to throw up.
:!: :!: :!:

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby goosey » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:41 am

brief is due in 5 hours...ugh.

how the hell do you make a table of authorities in word??

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Postby beach_terror » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:38 pm

goosey wrote:brief is due in 5 hours...ugh.

how the hell do you make a table of authorities in word??

U.S v. Mendenhall, 8008 US 1337......................................................5,6,7,9

?

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby goosey » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:34 pm

beach_terror wrote:
goosey wrote:brief is due in 5 hours...ugh.

how the hell do you make a table of authorities in word??

U.S v. Mendenhall, 8008 US 1337......................................................5,6,7,9

?


no theres an automatic way to do it..i figured it out haha...its pretty handy, actually.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby TTH » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:39 pm

Graded memo draft due in 13 hours. Now seems like a good time to start. lulz

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Postby missinglink » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:19 pm

An interesting observation in class today. From where I sit, near the back, I can see most computer screens fairly well. Usually, its just people chatting or checking Facebook.

But today, I noticed five people perusing the transfer pages at various universities. Two people who seemed to have their heart set on New York (CLS), one person checking out Palo Alto (SLS), and two other people looking into the East Bay (Boalt).

Weird.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby Grizz » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:22 pm

TTH wrote:Graded memo draft due in 13 hours. Now seems like a good time to start. lulz


GRADED memo draft? Wut

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Postby TTH » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:24 pm

rad law wrote:
TTH wrote:Graded memo draft due in 13 hours. Now seems like a good time to start. lulz


GRADED memo draft? Wut


Yeah. It's not even a standard at my school. classmates of mine in other LW sections have all had a good laugh at the two sections that have graded drafts.

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Postby missinglink » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:28 pm

TTH wrote:Graded memo draft due in 13 hours. Now seems like a good time to start. lulz

Working on my brief right now.

Pass/Fail. 8)

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:54 pm

TTH wrote:Graded memo draft due in 13 hours. Now seems like a good time to start. lulz


"Graded" and "draft" should not appear in the same sentence.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby TTH » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:51 am

So, the aforementioned graded draft/FailFest is nearly finished to the extent I'll probably wrap it up tomorrow morning. I was pissy to begin with that we have graded LRW in the first place. Knowing my prof is sticking it to us a little harder makes it all the worse.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby TTH » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:09 am

Just submitted my memo. It's positively lol-tastic.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby solotee » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:19 am

TTH wrote:Just submitted my memo. It's positively lol-tastic.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby keg411 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:30 pm

Same is going to be said about my brief argument draft... and I loved LRW last semester too :(. Parts of it are starting together, but at least half of it is awful and I'm totally lost.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby moandersen » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:15 pm

Property mid-term was unbelievably hard. Who knew present and future estates + rule against perpetuities could create such ridiculously long and convoluted questions.

defeated.

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Postby PirateCap'n » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:26 pm

moandersen wrote:Property mid-term was unbelievably hard. Who knew present and future estates + rule against perpetuities could create such ridiculously long and convoluted questions.

defeated.


Someone mentioned that you guys were having one. Sucks to hear. I'll take the all-or-nothing final exam any day of the week (which is odd because I initially hated that idea).

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:18 pm

I'm trying to write a brief, and I keep having an urge to, in place of the the word "lying", write "bearing false witness" or "bearing falsehoods".

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:18 pm

moandersen wrote:Property mid-term was unbelievably hard. Who knew present and future estates + rule against perpetuities could create such ridiculously long and convoluted questions.

defeated.

Is it graded?

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Postby moandersen » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:39 pm

romothesavior wrote:
moandersen wrote:Property mid-term was unbelievably hard. Who knew present and future estates + rule against perpetuities could create such ridiculously long and convoluted questions.

defeated.

Is it graded?


i feel like this is some sort of trick question - yes it is graded. but even though the prof calls it a midterm, it was only over what we covered so far, which is about 1/3 of the material of the entire class, so it will only count for 1/3 of our grade.

thanks for the sympathy pirate. i feel like our section gets the short end of the stick compared to other sections and their open note exams and their lax lrw classes.

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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby PirateCap'n » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:48 pm

moandersen wrote: i feel like our section gets the short end of the stick compared to other sections and their open note exams and their lax lrw classes.


I think everybody feels like that at some point or another. One section gets better profs, one gets fewer assignments, one has open note exams (my section didn't have a single open-note exam last semester, while most others did), etc. It's just one of those things you don't have much control over. I'd guess it's safe to say that it evens out over the course of the year though.
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Re: Thread Unworthy 1L fears, inquiries, and rants welcome here

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:48 pm

I am barely getting the willpower to do the bare minimum assigned reading today. Came home today at 5 and instead of getting to sleep I ate a big meal and went to take a 2 hour nap. After speaking with a few people from my section today it seems like everyone has relaxed this semester compared to last. Not sure if we're less scared cause we know whats coming or because everyone is just burned out but at his time last semester I was in the library tearing through supplements and starting outlines till 10 p.m. while now I am barely getting through the reading and half our section is planning on skipping Thursday because of the supposed good weather.




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