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Postby snowpeach06 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:15 pm

KIM_SAYS: wrote:Working on my second memo....

How do you address fact discrepancies between the complaint and oral deposition in your statement of facts section?

If the fact is important, just mention that there is a fact discrepancy? But later on try to say why you feel your side's facts are right? I don't know this for sure, because we don't have to do that.

Anyway, memo two is actually making me suicidal right now. My arguments aren't legit at all. And they are circular. I don't even know what the fuck to do - but whatever it is, I have to figure it out by Monday. I'm having a panic attack.

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Postby traehekat » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:37 pm

Sunk to a new low today...

I had about $40 sitting on my iTunes account which, lets be honest, was never going to be used. So I stumbled upon the Law in a Flash app, which is exactly like the actual Law in a Flash cards (and just as expensive, too). Well, I'm sure you know where this is going. I went with Contracts.

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Postby beach_terror » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:03 pm

God, I fucking hate torts. Our teacher is a loose cannon. We're going over proximate causation tomorrow, and we're acting it all out as a fucking play.

/killself

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Postby dailygrind » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:12 pm

beach_terror wrote:God, I fucking hate torts. Our teacher is a loose cannon. We're going over proximate causation tomorrow, and we're acting it all out as a fucking play.

/killself


lololololol

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Postby beach_terror » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:16 pm

dailygrind wrote:
beach_terror wrote:God, I fucking hate torts. Our teacher is a loose cannon. We're going over proximate causation tomorrow, and we're acting it all out as a fucking play.

/killself


lololololol


Speaking of lulz, my cold call in that class was: stand in front of the class and walk around pretending to be blind for ~30 minutes.

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Postby keg411 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:33 pm

OMG that is hilarious and amazing

/ex-theater person

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Postby Melkaba » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:54 pm

As I'm sitting here studying and outlining, it pretty much dawned on me that I have one month until my first Law School final.

It also dawned on me that none of my professors have given out practice tests yet. When our Torts teacher was asked, he was like "Eh, it's too early to talk about exams right now (And this was, late October), I'll post those stuff up towards the end of November." Contracts is essentially MIA (he gives weekly quizzes that he says will represent material needed on the final, but I have my doubts and taking another contract professor's exam wouldn't be too much helpful given how radically different our professor teaches from the rest of the teachers). With property, he gives us a few questions that he'll go over the end of this week, but no actual exam in sight.

Should I be just a bit worried? Because I'm tremendously out of my mind-scared at this point.

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Postby goosey » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:09 pm

Melkaba wrote:As I'm sitting here studying and outlining, it pretty much dawned on me that I have one month until my first Law School final.

It also dawned on me that none of my professors have given out practice tests yet. When our Torts teacher was asked, he was like "Eh, it's too early to talk about exams right now (And this was, late October), I'll post those stuff up towards the end of November." Contracts is essentially MIA (he gives weekly quizzes that he says will represent material needed on the final, but I have my doubts and taking another contract professor's exam wouldn't be too much helpful given how radically different our professor teaches from the rest of the teachers). With property, he gives us a few questions that he'll go over the end of this week, but no actual exam in sight.

Should I be just a bit worried? Because I'm tremendously out of my mind-scared at this point.


there is no exam bank at your school? I just got the exams from there.

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Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:53 pm

The exam bank at our school has every single exam for professors in another section and NONE for professors in my section. We got 1 practice exam in each class, but I kinda need more than 1 example.

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Postby Melkaba » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:31 pm

goosey wrote:there is no exam bank at your school? I just got the exams from there.


There is an exam-book and an online practice exam database, but our section has the luck of having one new professor, one professor that has been here for ages but hasn't taught a first year subject since the '70s/'80s, and another one just has never taught a first year subject period, so none of them have practice exams available yet (Prospects look better for the new professor since he has taught this first year subject before, but he's the teacher that doesn't really want to post them until later this month).

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Postby romothesavior » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:10 pm

Melkaba wrote:As I'm sitting here studying and outlining, it pretty much dawned on me that I have one month until my first Law School final.

It also dawned on me that none of my professors have given out practice tests yet. When our Torts teacher was asked, he was like "Eh, it's too early to talk about exams right now (And this was, late October), I'll post those stuff up towards the end of November." Contracts is essentially MIA (he gives weekly quizzes that he says will represent material needed on the final, but I have my doubts and taking another contract professor's exam wouldn't be too much helpful given how radically different our professor teaches from the rest of the teachers). With property, he gives us a few questions that he'll go over the end of this week, but no actual exam in sight.

Should I be just a bit worried? Because I'm tremendously out of my mind-scared at this point.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm also scared out of my mind. And we have the same profs.

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Postby traehekat » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:09 am

Is it weird that I am more confused by factual cause than proximate cause?

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Postby Melkaba » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:41 pm

traehekat wrote:Is it weird that I am more confused by factual cause than proximate cause?


Not really, since cause-in-fact can contain a bit more forks if we're dealing with multiple defendants. I just treat Cause-In-Fact strictly as "But for Defendant's negligence, the injury would not have occurred." If we have joint tortfeasors where we don't really know who really did it/or if one of the defendants could get off the hook, nail them both or call the negligence and indivisible one (or argue who contributed to the act the most). I just treat Proximate Cause as "The Blame Game"; just argue on superseding causes that break the causal link (hereby relieving the defendant) or just intervening causes.

romothesavior wrote:If it makes you feel any better, I'm also scared out of my mind. And we have the same profs.


At least I'm not alone here. I also talked to the Contracts prof a bit this morning. In short, he said that we probably shouldn't count on a practice exam, but the last two weeks of class consist of nothing but applications which should represent "fact patterns that will be relevant to the exam." In other words, I'm still scared.

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Postby romothesavior » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Melkaba wrote:At least I'm not alone here. I also talked to the Contracts prof a bit this morning. In short, he said that we probably shouldn't count on a practice exam, but the last two weeks of class consist of nothing but applications which should represent "fact patterns that will be relevant to the exam." In other words, I'm still scared.


Damn, that's awful.

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Postby beach_terror » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:42 pm

Fuckin' internet, 10 minute breaks turn into 30 minutes right quick

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Postby inchoate_con » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:55 pm

beach_terror wrote:Fuckin' internet, 10 minute breaks turn into 30 minutes right quick

so true

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Postby Melkaba » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:08 pm

romothesavior wrote:Damn, that's awful.


To make things worse, I overheard him talking with another student today on how to prepare for the exam. When asked whether or not we should look to the book for practice questions, he pretty much says that "well.. those answers aren't really good and I don't think they're right all the time. So just wait until the last two weeks of class where we do applications." The student responds with "Well... do you recommend any supplements?" The professor responds with "Well... not really, but I recommend one little book (Acing Contracts, I think it was called), but just wait for two more weeks until we make applications." Poor girl left that conversation looking utterly defeated.

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Postby keg411 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:12 pm

FWIW, Acing Contracts is really good. It was my prof's recommended supplement as well.

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Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:18 pm

keg411 wrote:FWIW, Acing Contracts is really good. It was my prof's recommended supplement as well.



I've seen the "Acing Property" book and it seemed nice enough.

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Postby Thirteen » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:57 pm

kalvano wrote:
keg411 wrote:FWIW, Acing Contracts is really good. It was my prof's recommended supplement as well.



I've seen the "Acing Property" book and it seemed nice enough.


I've heard Acing Civ Pro is legit.

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Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:50 pm

Thirteen wrote:
kalvano wrote:
keg411 wrote:FWIW, Acing Contracts is really good. It was my prof's recommended supplement as well.



I've seen the "Acing Property" book and it seemed nice enough.


I've heard Acing Civ Pro is legit.



Meh. I've been too impressed with anything that has Glannon's name on it.

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Postby eandy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:50 pm

BF broke up with me less than a week before the memo is due and 3 weeks before exams.

I am the poster child for 1L relationship fail.

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Postby beach_terror » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:51 pm

eandy wrote:BF broke up with me less than a week before the memo is due and 3 weeks before exams.

I am the poster child for 1L relationship fail.


asl?

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Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:52 pm

eandy wrote:BF broke up with me less than a week before the memo is due and 3 weeks before exams.

I am the poster child for 1L relationship fail.


This is the guy who only let you drive to see him for sex and then didn't call til he watned more sex right?

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Postby eandy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
eandy wrote:BF broke up with me less than a week before the memo is due and 3 weeks before exams.

I am the poster child for 1L relationship fail.


This is the guy who only let you drive to see him for sex and then didn't call til he watned more sex right?

No.




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