goosey wrote:torts exam on tuesday...its sunday, and I've hardly studied. someone please tell me I can still do well if I buckle down now.
My torts exam is on Tuesday as well goosey. Torts isn't hard. Is it a standard torts issue spotter where A's only get 200/400 points? Can you type fast? You'll be fine.
its anything but a standard issue spotter. Its about as typical of a law school exam as a 3 headed cow is of farm animals.
he doesnt grade on points, he grades on how it "feels"--if it feels like an A, its an A, even if you missed a bunch of issues. I think the main thing with him is to discuss the issues with depth of understanding and intelligence. I've looked at a bunch of his A answers--one of them started with "ok well um.." while another said "you know, I should really know this. I really should." And I think thats why it was so hard to get myself to study..bc I felt like I can talk about the subject, and thats all I need. Based on the same hypo, one exam received an A and never mentioned intentional torts [stuck with negligence] while the other A answer never mentioned negligence and stuck to intentional torts. One A answer mentioned about half the issues that another mentioned. I have a good idea of what he wants..I have looked at every exam going back to 1988, though i've only done a few of them....but I also know that every other person has been studying since friday. And I have not.
But I *need* to know the law..which I feel like I do, but when I take practice exams I need to refer to my outline. and the exam is closed book. not good.
theres always a drunk driver, a windy night, a car accident which leave the innocent ppl quadrplegic and the drunk driver scratch-free...theres always causation issues because a tree fell across the hwy or there was a raging storm and there no way to say for sure that the drunkenness was the cause. its always the same.