1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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

Postby Eco » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:26 pm

Yeah we have K's tomorrow. Been studying for a week. Kind of burnt out. Trying to convince myself to stop studying for it and to do something else like civ pro.

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

Postby Grizz » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:31 pm

Eco wrote:Yeah we have K's tomorrow. Been studying for a week. Kind of burnt out. Trying to convince myself to stop studying for it and to do something else like civ pro.


Honestly knowing when to stop studying is almost as important as knowing when to start studying.

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Postby 98234872348 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:32 pm

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

Postby traehekat » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:52 am

god, why are there so many damn exceptions to the hearsay rule....

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

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:39 pm

traehekat wrote:god, why are there so many damn exceptions to the hearsay rule....


There are like 27 total I think, but the majority of them aren't terribly difficult. What are you having problems with?

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Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:02 pm

I'm just not feeling the outlining today. I've been doing everything but.

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

Postby solotee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:16 pm

Done with Criminal law exam 1 hour ago.

I am not looking forward to Con Law. This is the class where I am most aware of my incompetence :/ Let this pain end already.

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Postby Always Credited » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:46 pm

solotee wrote:Done with Criminal law exam 1 hour ago.

I am not looking forward to Con Law. This is the class where I am most aware of my incompetence :/ Let this pain end already.


Grats bud. Contracts for me in 4 hours.

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

Postby traehekat » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:13 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
traehekat wrote:god, why are there so many damn exceptions to the hearsay rule....


There are like 27 total I think, but the majority of them aren't terribly difficult. What are you having problems with?


eh nothing is too bad its just the sheer number of them. ive underestimated how much material we covered in evidence, should have started outlining/preparing a little earlier.

solotee wrote:Done with Criminal law exam 1 hour ago.

I am not looking forward to Con Law. This is the class where I am most aware of my incompetence :/ Let this pain end already.


congrats, im in crim law review right now. kind of pointless, she is just running through the very basic stuff of the entire class (which obv everyone knows). would rather have time to just ask some specific questions.

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

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Damn it should have skipped Con Law to outline Con law some more. The Romer case is taking forever to read and an hour of reading plus an hour of class is 2 hours I could have given to the outline.

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

Postby keg411 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:15 pm

Started PT's. Officially terrified and I have a LONG way to go.

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

Postby stayway » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:16 pm

how big of a gamble is it not to read con law casebook but study only chemerinksy + class lecture?

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Postby Thirteen » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:30 pm

nooyyllib wrote:how big of a gamble is it not to read con law casebook but study only chemerinksy + class lecture?


Does your teacher really emphasize dissents? If so, I'd probably read those in the casebook.

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Postby swc65 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:35 pm

rad law wrote:
Eco wrote:Yeah we have K's tomorrow. Been studying for a week. Kind of burnt out. Trying to convince myself to stop studying for it and to do something else like civ pro.


Honestly knowing when to stop studying is almost as important as knowing when to start studying.



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

Postby stayway » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:39 pm

Thirteen wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:how big of a gamble is it not to read con law casebook but study only chemerinksy + class lecture?


Does your teacher really emphasize dissents? If so, I'd probably read those in the casebook.


Nah, not really only for certain cases. Because I'm starting to get paranoid, I might just read some online briefs..

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

Postby forty-two » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:40 pm

Took a ridiculous 4 hour and one half hour closed book property exam yesterday (my prof is known for his hard exams...as in some people I know actually cried when they looked at his old exams for practice), and I have a crim exam tomorrow. I hate life. I'm still too exhausted from yesterday to be very productive right now :(

Any advice???

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

Postby swc65 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:45 pm

forty-two wrote:Took a ridiculous 4 hour and one half hour closed book property exam yesterday (my prof is known for his hard exams...as in some people I know actually cried when they looked at his old exams for practice), and I have a crim exam tomorrow. I hate life. I'm still too exhausted from yesterday to be very productive right now :(

Any advice???



1. Don't cry
2. Well cry if you REALLY MUST
3. take the night off. Burnout, for me at least, is a real performance killer.
4. If you don't know it by now, you probably aren't going to learn it tonight.
5. G'luck with your exams and gratz on having them so early!!

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

Postby mths » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:46 pm

So scary that people are starting exams already

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

Postby fathergoose » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:52 pm

mths wrote:So scary that people are starting exams already

Agreed, I still have until Wednesday to get my act together.

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

Postby mths » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:55 pm

fathergoose wrote:
mths wrote:So scary that people are starting exams already

Agreed, I still have until Wednesday to get my act together.

I have till the 5th

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

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:01 pm

forty-two wrote:Took a ridiculous 4 hour and one half hour closed book property exam yesterday (my prof is known for his hard exams...as in some people I know actually cried when they looked at his old exams for practice), and I have a crim exam tomorrow. I hate life. I'm still too exhausted from yesterday to be very productive right now :(

Any advice???

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

Postby forty-two » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:12 pm

swc65 wrote:
forty-two wrote:Took a ridiculous 4 hour and one half hour closed book property exam yesterday (my prof is known for his hard exams...as in some people I know actually cried when they looked at his old exams for practice), and I have a crim exam tomorrow. I hate life. I'm still too exhausted from yesterday to be very productive right now :(

Any advice???



1. Don't cry
2. Well cry if you REALLY MUST
3. take the night off. Burnout, for me at least, is a real performance killer.
4. If you don't know it by now, you probably aren't going to learn it tonight.
5. G'luck with your exams and gratz on having them so early!!

Thanks! Yeah, my school crammed everything into one week. So it sucks now, but I guess I'll be grateful next Wednesday.

Good luck everyone!!

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

Postby mbusch22 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:17 pm

forty-two wrote:Thanks! Yeah, my school crammed everything into one week. So it sucks now, but I guess I'll be grateful next Wednesday.

Good luck everyone!!


I wish I had this schedule. I have 14 days and 22 more hours to endure. I'd rather just hustle and get it over with.

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

Postby fathergoose » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:23 pm

mbusch22 wrote:
forty-two wrote:Thanks! Yeah, my school crammed everything into one week. So it sucks now, but I guess I'll be grateful next Wednesday.

Good luck everyone!!


I wish I had this schedule. I have 14 days and 22 more hours to endure. I'd rather just hustle and get it over with.

Agreed. I wish they would balance out how much time they gave us leading to finals instead having the memo due like a week before finals but the brief being a month before. I just want to get the oh-god-its-exam-week fear in me and get it over with.

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

Postby swc65 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:28 pm

fathergoose wrote:
mbusch22 wrote:
forty-two wrote:Thanks! Yeah, my school crammed everything into one week. So it sucks now, but I guess I'll be grateful next Wednesday.

Good luck everyone!!


I wish I had this schedule. I have 14 days and 22 more hours to endure. I'd rather just hustle and get it over with.

Agreed. I wish they would balance out how much time they gave us leading to finals instead having the memo due like a week before finals but the brief being a month before. I just want to get the oh-god-its-exam-week fear in me and get it over with.



We still have twenty days until the end of exams and then a week of journal competition directly after that!!!




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