1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:25 pm

Well, beat me with a nightstick and a phone book.

We covered 148 cases in criminal law.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Ty Webb » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:32 pm

8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:34 pm

kalvano wrote:Well, beat me with a nightstick and a phone book.

We covered 148 cases in criminal law.


that's a lot of goddamn cases. i hope you didn't have a lot of notes sections to go along with that.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:44 pm

Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.

If I was your prof, I'd kill you ;)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby forty-two » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:55 pm

Just realized I didn't check the word number on my second torts issue spotter. Hopefully my lame typing skills come in handy and I was under anyway...hopefully.

I hate life.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:02 pm

dailygrind wrote:
kalvano wrote:Well, beat me with a nightstick and a phone book.

We covered 148 cases in criminal law.


that's a lot of goddamn cases. i hope you didn't have a lot of notes sections to go along with that.


We did, and he likes cases on the final.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Melkaba » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:21 pm

romothesavior wrote:After talking with some people, it sounds like I got all of the questions right and didn't screw anything up too terribly. I think (hope) that should at least put me above median, but its just a crapshoot from there. I felt great after the exam, but it sounds like most people identified the same basic issues and did the same basic analysis, so it will just come down to how he grades it.

If I don't do well, I'm going to be really mad because I know I got all 5 of the questions right and I had a really good command of property. But if most people got them right, and most people said the same things, but the prof has to distinguish us based on ????? and put us on a curve... well who the hell knows how it will turn out.

Law school grades = very arbitrary


I didn't even go in depth with the the answers, mostly because Mandelker is probably the type of guy to recognize a lot of forks when it comes to property law in general. Plus, given the questions and the word limit, there definitely wasn't a lot of leeway in the answers. Not saying it was ridiculously easy or something, but I'm with you in just hoping that I at least got median.

mths wrote:This. Outlines are mostly for studying purposes, imo. If you're looking through your outline for every question you're going to have some serious time issues.


True, but it depends on the test. I am in Romo's section and I was definitely one of the people with the massive 60 page outlines. But when I finished essentially two out of the five total questions (again, 300 word limit so that prevents rambling) without really looking at the outline (luckily, the questions were directly on-point with the few cases that I actually remember well from the class), I look at the clock and saw that only 30 minutes had passed. At that point, I thought "... eh, this is probably the only exam where I could have time to work at a leisure pace, so I might as well take advantage of it." But if you have some gigantic 6 page hypo or a massive essay question, you definitely don't want to rely on it (just use it as a safety net or a placebo).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Omerta » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:33 pm

I feel amazing after my torts exam. 90 minutes for 43 multiple choice and 1 90 minute essay after we turned in the multiple choice. I predicted the essay question. As in I walked into the exam with an outline of what the essay question was. And even then I only typed 3900 words in 1.5 hours so idk how anyone clears 8,500.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bgdddymtty » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:43 pm

Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.
To quote my Torts prof's 2009 (3.5-hour) exam instructions, "There is a presumption, rebuttable only by a very high quality performance, that answers of more than 5000 words (about 15 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point type) are too long."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Ty Webb » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:51 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.
To quote my Torts prof's 2009 (3.5-hour) exam instructions, "There is a presumption, rebuttable only by a very high quality performance, that answers of more than 5000 words (about 15 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point type) are too long."



Fortunately I did not take your Torts prof's 2009 (3.5-hour) exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:54 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:If my outlines are like 15 pages, am I going to fail?


My Property outline was 10.5 pages, and I only used about three of them during the exam. Total time spent looking at my outline was about 1 minute.

It used to be over 20, but the act of condensing it down really helped me memorize stuff and filter out what I needed to know from all the noise. We'll see if it worked, I guess.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:57 pm

kalvano wrote:Well, beat me with a nightstick and a phone book.

We covered 148 cases in criminal law.


If you include all the note cases, we've covered well over 200 in contracts. Some of those were just paragraph excerpts though.

That's what I have next on my plate...fun times.

But first, a trip to the bar with La Grind Date. :)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:05 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.
To quote my Torts prof's 2009 (3.5-hour) exam instructions, "There is a presumption, rebuttable only by a very high quality performance, that answers of more than 5000 words (about 15 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point type) are too long."



Fortunately I did not take your Torts prof's 2009 (3.5-hour) exam.

This made me lol. Well played.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:23 pm

Wow...there's a lot of WUSTLers on this thread now.

Represent!!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:30 pm

I'm seriously tempted to do this on my contracts exam Monday:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:49 pm

bostonian wrote:I'm seriously tempted to do this on my contracts exam Monday:

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If I come across a fill in the blank question on my contracts exam tomorrow that I just absolutely have no idea what the answer is, I guarantee you I will do something similar.

The crazy part is, my contracts professor is just pyscho enough to probably give me partial credit for it.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:50 pm

Ahahahahaha the 'nice drawings' is what makes that.

I'm reassured by all the other short outlines in here. :)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:50 pm

Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.



Quoted for B-

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Ty Webb » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:58 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.



Quoted for B-[/quote

Herp derp.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:58 pm

Jesus christ I type fast. I knocked out 4100 words on a civ pro back test in about 2.5 hours. Knowing the material cold is going to be a huge advantage.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Ty Webb » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:58 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:8800 words on a 2.5 hour Torts exam today. :twisted:

Feeling motivated going into Monday's contracts.



Quoted for B-


Herp derp.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby TTH » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:27 am

Anyone else finding their crim outlines to mainly be a list of statutes? :|

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:50 am

I am really shocked at how many people seem to have trouble understanding felony murder.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:51 am

TTH wrote:Anyone else finding their crim outlines to mainly be a list of statutes? :|


seems like that's what crim is

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:52 am

kalvano wrote:I am really shocked at how many people seem to have trouble understanding felony murder.

Is it the actual doctrines, or its exceptions?




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