1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:20 am

In 12 hours, contracts will be off my plate. Then it's Torts, the class I'm least prepared for. But it's also the least amount of material, so I should be okay.

I can't help but feel like I'm simply "rolling the dice" with these exams, and banking on luck in hitting the issues that the professor thinks are most important. I know the material cold, but applying the law to the facts is harder in contracts than it is in property. Just got to make sure that your interpretation of the facts is similar to your professor's -- which the more practice exams I take, the more I feel like the luck component is larger than many people think.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Borhas » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:55 am

just one more day... then enter easemode

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:50 am

13 hours till freedom...so stoked.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:58 am

When y'all are done you're not allowed to post here anymore

seriously

I'll fucking /self

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:04 am

mths wrote:When y'all are done you're not allowed to post here anymore

seriously

I'll fucking /self

Nah, man. We'll just change the title to coincide with the stress we'll be feeling waiting for grades to come out, then the relief and excitement or utter failure we'll experience once we find our grades, and then the stress of spring finals which (for some) will be even more stressful than fall finals. This thread will follow us through all cycles of LS.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Kretzy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:10 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:13 hours till freedom...so stoked.


ME TOOOOOOOO.

12:30 pm tomorrow, it's complete. 13% of law school (damn quarters) is over.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby irish017 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:25 am

Well, in 6 hours and 35 mins I commence my K exam. Then to torts on Thurs.

Then to Knicks v Heat. And freedom.

Good luck to everyone taking today!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dlac » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:06 am

Stressing out the night before torts. Student-written model answers on all PTs are a long jumble of conclusory arguments. Prof's grading seems SO ARBITRARY. HALP!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sogui » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:17 am

Not even halfway done with exams...

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”
~Calvin Coolidge

I find myself look at this quote a lot lately.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sogui » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:37 am

Also, maybe you guys were taught contracts differently but for me:

PAROLE EVIDENCE RULE
IF you have a complete and final integration of the agreement THEN
1. You can ALWAYS introduce evidence of ambiguity IF:
i. In New York, there is "plain-meaning" evidence either in custom or course of dealings that would conflict, but not contradict, with the plain meaning of the language,only custom/context can be an alternative to what the plain language of the contract is
ii. In other states, any evidence can be introduced to support an argument for ambiguous language
iii. If the court is persuaded by the evidence in i. or ii. then they should allow parole evidence to be admitted to determine which interpretation should actually be used for the ambiguous language
(See: WWW Associates, PG&E, Columbia Nitrogen)

2. You can always introduce evidence of incompleteness or flaws in the contract

3. Even if it's final and complete and there is no ambiguity or flaws on the face of the contract you can STILL introduce parole evidence IF:
i. The terms you seek to introduce are collateral to the written contract
ii. There is no conflict (conflict = contradiction essentially) with the written language
iii. It would be natural for the parties not to include these terms in the written agreement, (Most states use actual person standard here, while NY wouldn't look at parties, only custom and context of the contract).

e.g. Hatley (other states) says an unsophisticated, unrepresented farmer would "naturally" exclude language about the time period for a leaser to have a right to reclaim the land, when the contract seems to make this right extend through the entire duration.
But Mitchell (NY) won't let someone bring in parole evidence about tearing down an ice-house because that language should have gone into the final contract signed between the parties.

Then again this is a messy rule and I am only going off what I have in my notes

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:39 am

It's "parol"

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jmhendri » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:40 am

Sogui wrote:Also, maybe you guys were taught contracts differently but for me:

PAROLEPAROL EVIDENCE RULE


well yeah...

edit: scooped.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:46 am

Take a look at the east coast sociopaths that are up at 445 in the morning. Jesus.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:48 am

mths wrote:It's "parol"



umm maybe you were taught spelling different than him...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby skoobily doobily » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:56 am

contracts contracts contracts contracts contractscontracts contracts contracts contracts contractscontracts contracts contracts contracts contractscontracts contracts contracts contracts contractscontracts contracts contracts contracts contractscontracts contracts contracts contracts contractscontracts contracts contracts contracts contracts. Only 9 more hours till my exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jmhendri » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:05 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Take a look at the east coast sociopaths that are up at 445 in the morning. Jesus.


dude, have you checked out my blog (LinkRemoved)?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sogui » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:51 am

mths wrote:It's "parol"


Yea, sry, had in my notes that it was taken from the French word for voice, "parole" and so I've been using that for god knows how long.

Wonder why we cut the e off in contracts but we kept it for our criminal justice system? Oh well, the analysis I gave is what matters.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby solotee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:32 am

30 minutes until Civpro final. yesterday was not a good night...Damn neighbors

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:28 am

solotee wrote:30 minutes until Civpro final. yesterday was not a good night...Damn neighbors

1.5 hours until civ pro - holeh shit

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby clintonius » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:34 am

23 hours, 56 minutes until my first final (Contracts). TERRIFIED.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:03 am

As you go into your exams, just remember to be thankful that debtors' prisons are obsolete. The worst that can happen is crushing poverty and suffocating depression. :D

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby NoleinNY » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:52 am

I got 2 hours until Crim Law final, a 3 hour test with a cordoned-off MC section & racehorse essay, 4 hours of sleep under my belt. It's still dark out, and I'm wearing sunglasses.


8) Hit it.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jmhendri » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:58 am

Helmholtz wrote:As you go into your exams, just remember to be thankful that debtors' prisons are obsolete. The worst that can happen is crushing poverty and suffocating depression. :D


mmmm, perspective.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby solotee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:27 pm

Feel like I rocked that last exam (but so did everyone else). One more exam on Friday, finally the end is in sight.

Now for a couple of brews to celebrate.

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