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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stayway » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:50 pm

beach_terror wrote:Civ Pro down - 7 questions, 4 hours, 6600 words written. She threw a huge curveball on our personal jurisdiction problem, but I think I got what she was aiming for with our answers. Feeling surprisingly good, a lot of it mirrored her practice exams, so the issues didn't really surprise me and I knew where to go with my analysis right away (and I nitpicked the fuck out of the facts). I'm happy she threw the curveball in, it should set the curve on its own pretty nicely.

Crim next.


+1. Just concerned I only wrote 4800ish.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:30 pm

Wrote about 6500 on contracts today. Not sure how I feel about how i did.

Now onto my last final, Civ Pro. 4 days to prepare. Lets go.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Whitters » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:34 pm

Crim Law down today! 4 hours, 2 fact patterns, 4 questions (CL, MPC) 6,500 words. Hurrah!

Civ Pro Friday. Torts Monday. I'm just so happy that one is over. :)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:08 pm

Being nice, redacted.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby as stars burn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:35 pm

Just had my Crim. final on 12/10, and I felt pretty good. It was 3.5 hours, relatively painless. 30% of our grade was on an hour of 23 multiple choice questions (which can be a good or bad thing depending on how hard someone studies...multiple choice went pretty well for me excluding about 4-5 I was only 70% sure of) The other 70% came from 3 fact patterns: the first fact pattern was 50% and had 3 questions (ranging from a full analysis of murder and involuntary manslaughter, to accomplice liability). The last two fact patterns were 10% a piece and only had one question (strict liability, mistake of fact, statutory interpretation and causation).

We just needed to focus on common law (no MPC except for culpability levels). I think I only wrote about 1800-2000 words, which doesn't feel like a lot compared to what other people have said on this thread at other schools, but I swear I touched on all the issues and we only had about 2 hours to write for 3 fact patterns. No major curve balls that I could see, so I have no idea what will set the curve.

My only worry is that I wrote coherently. I spell checked quickly and was unable to look over any of my answers (I was writing up until time was called).

Torts final on Friday 12/17, which is going to be a bitch (4 hours and last year, many of the students wrote enough to cover 57 pages!!!!) and I'm done. I intend to drink enough to forget my name Friday night.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby GeePee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:35 pm

The policy question on my contracts exam today gave us a Donald Rumsfeld quote from 2002 about weapons of mass destruction and asked us to apply it to contract law.

My head is still spinning.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:36 pm

Welp, our three hour criminal final had an one hour policy question on the castle doctrine.

Pretty sure I failed that.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:52 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:Wrote about 6500 on contracts today. Not sure how I feel about how i did.

Now onto my last final, Civ Pro. 4 days to prepare. Lets go.


dude that is so many words

what the hell

why do i write so little (relatively)/why do i let myself think that having a smaller word count will doom me

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:53 pm

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stayway » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:59 pm

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This is what I got when I googled MPC

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby as stars burn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:02 pm

rejectmaster wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:Wrote about 6500 on contracts today. Not sure how I feel about how i did.

Now onto my last final, Civ Pro. 4 days to prepare. Lets go.


dude that is so many words

what the hell

why do i write so little (relatively)/why do i let myself think that having a smaller word count will doom me


I feel the same way. Like I said above, I think I only wrote about 1800-2000 words for Crim. All this 6500 word talk is making me second guess myself.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:05 pm

as stars burn wrote:
rejectmaster wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:Wrote about 6500 on contracts today. Not sure how I feel about how i did.

Now onto my last final, Civ Pro. 4 days to prepare. Lets go.


dude that is so many words

what the hell

why do i write so little (relatively)/why do i let myself think that having a smaller word count will doom me


I feel the same way. Like I said above, I think I only wrote about 1800-2000 words for Crim. All this 6500 word talk is making me second guess myself.

Don't. I could be doing it totally wrong. I like to expand on any ambiguities - and conciseness is not my thing. Especially because I use quotes for rules, then explain the rules, then apply them to the facts, then discuss ambiguities, then discuss policy. Plus, my exams could be very different from yours.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:08 pm

as stars burn wrote:
rejectmaster wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:Wrote about 6500 on contracts today. Not sure how I feel about how i did.

Now onto my last final, Civ Pro. 4 days to prepare. Lets go.


dude that is so many words

what the hell

why do i write so little (relatively)/why do i let myself think that having a smaller word count will doom me


I feel the same way. Like I said above, I think I only wrote about 1800-2000 words for Crim. All this 6500 word talk is making me second guess myself.


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Honestly, I would put very little thought into word count. You don't get points for writing bullshit. You probably don't lose them though either. My guess is it doesn't really matter that much....just depends on your style of writing.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby as stars burn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:11 pm

JCougar wrote:
as stars burn wrote:
rejectmaster wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:Wrote about 6500 on contracts today. Not sure how I feel about how i did.

Now onto my last final, Civ Pro. 4 days to prepare. Lets go.


dude that is so many words

what the hell

why do i write so little (relatively)/why do i let myself think that having a smaller word count will doom me


I feel the same way. Like I said above, I think I only wrote about 1800-2000 words for Crim. All this 6500 word talk is making me second guess myself.


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Honestly, I would put very little thought into word count. You don't get points for writing bullshit. You probably don't lose them though either. My guess is it doesn't really matter that much....just depends on your style of writing.


+1. Phew, that made me feel better.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:12 pm

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wait, there were video cameras filming me during my contracts final

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:14 pm

i don't want to presume that anyone is writing bullshit

but maybe the additional writing is "unnecessary" or "superfluous" - like, its still valid; though it doesn't really contribute anything to the answer, there's no reason not to include it if you have time.

that's how i comfort myself without resorting to the self-help technique of degrading others' work

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby emorystud2010 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:16 pm

All i have left is leg-reg. I need this thread to actually motivate me (and all other emory ppl) to study.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:16 pm

uwb09 wrote:
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wait, there were video cameras filming me during my contracts final

If that was you, I'm very impressed that you can somehow still type.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:18 pm

emorystud2010 wrote:All i have left is leg-reg. I need this thread to actually motivate me (and all other emory ppl) to study.


what the what is leg reg

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:19 pm

Damn son, you at insanity? I'm still stuck on homicide.

People v. Anderson is easily once of the most fucked up cases of all time.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:22 pm

rejectmaster wrote:i don't want to presume that anyone is writing bullshit

but maybe the additional writing is "unnecessary" or "superfluous" - like, its still valid; though it doesn't really contribute anything to the answer, there's no reason not to include it if you have time.

that's how i comfort myself without resorting to the self-help technique of degrading others' work


Superfluous is probably a better word, but I like to think of it as bullshit because it makes it easier for me to avoid it during exams. Not trying to degrade anyone...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uci2013 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:24 pm

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


Not to be a buzzkill but google criminalizing the poor.




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