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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:53 am

BarbellDreams wrote:I sent the spreadsheet/outline to all those that PM'ed me, if anyone else is interested let me know.


ty, very solid it looks like.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Always Credited » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:06 pm

I think I'm missing something in RAP, because it seems easy to me. :?

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Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:39 pm

Always Credited wrote:I think I'm missing something in RAP, because it seems easy to me. :?


I don't think RAP is bad, but to be fair, our professor kept it REALLY simple (mostly because she said she doesn't entirely understand how it works :lol:).

Also, I imagine it could be harder with a closed book exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:38 pm

Always Credited wrote:I think I'm missing something in RAP, because it seems easy to me. :?


It's really not that complicated. It just has little twists that can trip you up, but if you understand the ultra-formalistic premise behind it, it's really not that difficult to grasp.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:43 pm

traehekat wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:I think that 1367 and the preclusion doctrines were meticulously designed to be frustrating.


core concepts are really simple. applying them, not so much. especially when you throw in the 1441(c) dilemma. at least 40% of my civ pro studying has been devoted to understanding supp. jurisdiction and removal under 1441(c). makes erie look like paint by numbers.


like RAP in property, i plan on barely studying/understanding supp. jurisdiction and praying it isn't heavily tested on the exam.


We started to fall a little behind in civpro, so the last week and a half of classes are slated to be: Gibbs, Aldinger, Kroger, Finley, Exxon Mobil, Swift, Erie, Guaranty Trust, Byrd, Hanna, and Gasperini. :|

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:45 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
traehekat wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:I think that 1367 and the preclusion doctrines were meticulously designed to be frustrating.


core concepts are really simple. applying them, not so much. especially when you throw in the 1441(c) dilemma. at least 40% of my civ pro studying has been devoted to understanding supp. jurisdiction and removal under 1441(c). makes erie look like paint by numbers.


like RAP in property, i plan on barely studying/understanding supp. jurisdiction and praying it isn't heavily tested on the exam.


We started to fall a little behind in civpro, so the last week and a half of classes are slated to be: Gibbs, Aldinger, Kroger, Finley, Exxon Mobil, Swift, Erie, Guaranty Trust, Byrd, Hanna, and Gasperini. :|


Your professor must be irresponsibly sadistic.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby los blancos » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:38 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
traehekat wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:I think that 1367 and the preclusion doctrines were meticulously designed to be frustrating.


core concepts are really simple. applying them, not so much. especially when you throw in the 1441(c) dilemma. at least 40% of my civ pro studying has been devoted to understanding supp. jurisdiction and removal under 1441(c). makes erie look like paint by numbers.


like RAP in property, i plan on barely studying/understanding supp. jurisdiction and praying it isn't heavily tested on the exam.


We started to fall a little behind in civpro, so the last week and a half of classes are slated to be: Gibbs, Aldinger, Kroger, Finley, Exxon Mobil, Swift, Erie, Guaranty Trust, Byrd, Hanna, and Gasperini. :|


Whaaaaaaaaat

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:43 pm

No Shady Grove? Psht, your prof is an amateur! :D

Seriously though, I absolutely despise Gasperini.

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Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:55 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:No Shady Grove? Psht, your prof is an amateur! :D

Seriously though, I absolutely despise Gasperini.


Gasperini was okay. Shady Grove was awful, incredibly long and my professor had strange views on what it meant.

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Postby Grizz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:06 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:No Shady Grove? Psht, your prof is an amateur! :D

Seriously though, I absolutely despise Gasperini.


We didn't do either of those.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:04 pm

yeah i dunno wtf shady grove is. sounds like a retirement home.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:18 pm

Helmholtz wrote:We started to fall a little behind in civpro, so the last week and a half of classes are slated to be: Gibbs, Aldinger, Kroger, Finley, Exxon Mobil, Swift, Erie, Guaranty Trust, Byrd, Hanna, and Gasperini. :|


...I'm so sorry

My class didn't even do all of those and we did Erie at the beginning of the semester. Hanna v. Plumer basically saves lives and the E&E lays it out nicely if your prof doesn't.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:26 pm

rad law wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:No Shady Grove? Psht, your prof is an amateur! :D

Seriously though, I absolutely despise Gasperini.


We didn't do either of those.


traehekat wrote:yeah i dunno wtf shady grove is. sounds like a retirement home.


Consider yourselves lucky.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:37 pm

My teacher literally had us do Erie, and that was it for the Erie doctrine.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:20 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:My teacher literally had us do Erie, and that was it for the Erie doctrine.


man that would have been nice.

i had only heard of erie before i actually took civ pro, and when we read it and covered it in class i was like, "pft, thats it? piece of cake!"

then we read york and i saw where it was going and i was like "... oh shit.."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:45 pm

Dear Federal Executive Power,

No.

Love, Your Captain

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby jkay » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Closed book CivPro exam. :shock:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby MBZags » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:39 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:My teacher literally had us do Erie, and that was it for the Erie doctrine.


Our professor told us to "skim" Erie and the related cases. He talked about Erie for a while then was going to move onto one of the other cases (Hanna, I think), and said, "Nevermind, I don't care. None of this is going to be on the exam anyway."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:47 pm

jkay wrote:Closed book CivPro exam. :shock:

Yeah. I'm not enthused about all the memorizing for all my exams this semester. Well, 2/4. But one, the outline is useless anyway.

Anyway... i wasted my day. I finished a short section of con law, and might finish trademark (the shortest section of my IP survey tonight.) Original goal: have Con Law, Civ Pro and IP done by tonight. Wap wap.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby mbusch22 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:48 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
jkay wrote:Closed book CivPro exam. :shock:

Yeah. I'm not enthused about all the memorizing for all my exams this semester. Well, 2/4. But one, the outline is useless anyway.

Anyway... i wasted my day. I finished a short section of con law, and might finish trademark (the shortest section of my IP survey tonight.) Original goal: have Con Law, Civ Pro and IP done by tonight. Wap wap.


Just wondering, are you a 1L taking IP? Did you get to choose an elective or something?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby td6624 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:14 pm

i don't care about any of this

that's a good sign right

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:34 pm

mbusch22 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
jkay wrote:Closed book CivPro exam. :shock:

Yeah. I'm not enthused about all the memorizing for all my exams this semester. Well, 2/4. But one, the outline is useless anyway.

Anyway... i wasted my day. I finished a short section of con law, and might finish trademark (the shortest section of my IP survey tonight.) Original goal: have Con Law, Civ Pro and IP done by tonight. Wap wap.


Just wondering, are you a 1L taking IP? Did you get to choose an elective or something?

Yeah. My school lets you pick an elective your first year. So, it's nice to take a class I'm actually interested in.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:37 pm

Mbusch, most schools don't require 6 substantive graded classes for 1L.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby fathergoose » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:50 pm

kalvano wrote:Mbusch, most schools don't require 6 substantive graded classes for 1L.

Where is the fun in that? How else would I develop stress ulcers and paranoia?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:53 pm

kalvano wrote:Mbusch, most schools don't require 6 substantive graded classes for 1L.

We still have the 6 typical classes. So the elective is just more work.




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