1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:53 am

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

Complete opposite, but my teacher is crazy so.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:56 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
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?



The actual doctrine. I tried to help a few people out and they started spewing all this proximate cause and but-for causation and extreme indifference standards and I just gave up.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:56 am

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



Model Penal Code
Texas Penal Code
Any differences
Cases - 148 of them

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:10 am

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

only one I have is the MPC for levels of mens rea, besides that not a single one

professor will put about 10 pages of statutes on the final, for which we are supposed to follow, and then fill in any gaps with case-law we learned throughout the semester

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:41 am

instead of studying for criminal law i've been sketching futurama characters for the past hr

really should have gone to math grad school where that kind of nerdfest behavior is encouraged

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby TTH » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:00 am

I really have no idea what to do with the cases we've read. Our prof said he's only testing MPC and Ohio law, so I'm paying attention to any Ohio cases we've read, but Ohio's code is pretty MPC-heavy. I wish crim was over so I could focus on Civ Pro. Sigh.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:23 am

Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:29 am

romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro).


You took the words right out of my fingertips.

Don't forget Con Law. My prediction: we get to read 1000 pages of liberal v. conservative Supreme Court justices bitching at each other through dicta.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:34 am

romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro PROPERTY).

:(

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby acdisagod » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:39 am

Less than 48 hours till civ pro. Any last minute advice? I'm praying for a b+.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:47 am

uwb09 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro PROPERTY).

:(


At least you don't have these 3, plus K's, Torts, and Legal Writing at the same fucking time.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:47 am

acdisagod wrote:Less than 48 hours till civ pro. Any last minute advice? I'm praying for a b+.


Tab the shit out of your outline and FRCP.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby acdisagod » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:53 am

Evil professor doesn't let us bring an outline. Good idea with the tabs

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:55 am

romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro).


They aren't that bad. Pretty straightforward.

PM me around the start of next semester and I'll get you some good outlines and such.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:58 am

kalvano wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro).


They aren't that bad. Pretty straightforward.

PM me around the start of next semester and I'll get you some good outlines and such.

Will do this for sure.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:01 am

acdisagod wrote:Evil professor doesn't let us bring an outline. Good idea with the tabs

Oh hay cornell

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:05 am

kalvano wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro).


They aren't that bad. Pretty straightforward.

PM me around the start of next semester and I'll get you some good outlines and such.

Can i haz too?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Kretzy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:29 am

uwb09 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester ([s]crim and civ pro PROPERTY).

:(


I get Property, Con Law, Evidence, and an Appellate Advocacy course. :shock:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:02 am

law school exams should have logic games on them.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:27 am

One more exam -- torts on Monday. Three days of insanity and then ill be free.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:09 am

Charles Barkley wrote:
kalvano wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Reading this thread has made me not look forward to next semester (crim and civ pro).


They aren't that bad. Pretty straightforward.

PM me around the start of next semester and I'll get you some good outlines and such.

Can i haz too?


I don't be knowing why you couldn't haz.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby clintonius » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:53 am

Anybody else read Chirelstein for contracts? It's incredibly helpful. BUT. In his section about promises to make gifts, his illustration involves a family member promising to pay off a niece's law school loans, "Up to a limit of $10,000."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:05 pm

clintonius wrote:Anybody else read Chirelstein for contracts? It's incredibly helpful. BUT. In his section about promises to make gifts, his illustration involves a family member promising to pay off a niece's law school loans, "Up to a limit of $10,000."

Do you have any idea if the library has this on reserve? I'm pretty strong in contracts, but I want to get some more information on Battle of the Forms.

Also, LAWL.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby TTH » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:13 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
clintonius wrote:Anybody else read Chirelstein for contracts? It's incredibly helpful. BUT. In his section about promises to make gifts, his illustration involves a family member promising to pay off a niece's law school loans, "Up to a limit of $10,000."

Do you have any idea if the library has this on reserve? I'm pretty strong in contracts, but I want to get some more information on Battle of the Forms.


Mine did. They also had extra copies we could check out.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:14 pm

clintonius wrote:Anybody else read Chirelstein for contracts? It's incredibly helpful. BUT. In his section about promises to make gifts, his illustration involves a family member promising to pay off a niece's law school loans, "Up to a limit of $10,000."


chirelstein's little book is fantastic. abraham's little torts book is also phenomenal. i've been told that all of those little books in the concepts and insights series are good, actually.




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