1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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

Postby td6624 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:13 pm

today i printed out all my notes

not sure why

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Postby keg411 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:13 pm

goosey wrote:I am sick and cant get myself un-blah'd enough to accomplish anything significant. help.


If you have a cold/allergies -- real sudafed. Don't take the fake stuff and don't take the generic brand.

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

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:15 pm

td6624 wrote:today i printed out all my notes

not sure why


Easier to burn in a fit of rage when you're done.

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

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:38 pm

Had my first exam today. Civil brocedure. Thought it went pretty well, but it was FAR harder than her old PTs that I did. After talking with my friends, I am fairly confident that I nailed all the issues (or at least put down a coherent analysis, which should get me some points). I also wrote more words than most of the people I talked to, which seems to have a pretty strong correlation to grades, or at least in my experience. So here's to hoping?

The really frustrating thing about the exam was that she specifically told us we did not need to know individual cases, but just the rules from them. Then in the short answer section she asked us, "What was the holding of Iqbal and how will it affect litigation federal court in the future?" or something like that. I know what you're probably thinking (Iqbal was a big case), but we barely even covered it. We talked about it for a day and never came back to it. Plus when she told us not to worry about individual cases, no one studied the individual cases. I was very fortunate that I was able to remember what the answer was in the last 5 minutes of the exam, and I spit out a decent answer. I don't think I ever even read the case, but I somehow miraculously pulled something out of my ass. It sounds like about half the class missed the question entirely.

One more week, and 1L is done forever. So incredibly hard to believe...

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

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:35 am

romothesavior wrote:Had my first exam today. Civil brocedure. Thought it went pretty well, but it was FAR harder than her old PTs that I did. After talking with my friends, I am fairly confident that I nailed all the issues (or at least put down a coherent analysis, which should get me some points). I also wrote more words than most of the people I talked to, which seems to have a pretty strong correlation to grades, or at least in my experience. So here's to hoping?

The really frustrating thing about the exam was that she specifically told us we did not need to know individual cases, but just the rules from them. Then in the short answer section she asked us, "What was the holding of Iqbal and how will it affect litigation federal court in the future?" or something like that. I know what you're probably thinking (Iqbal was a big case), but we barely even covered it. We talked about it for a day and never came back to it. Plus when she told us not to worry about individual cases, no one studied the individual cases. I was very fortunate that I was able to remember what the answer was in the last 5 minutes of the exam, and I spit out a decent answer. I don't think I ever even read the case, but I somehow miraculously pulled something out of my ass. It sounds like about half the class missed the question entirely.

One more week, and 1L is done forever. So incredibly hard to believe...

Our teacher did the same thing. We spent like 10 minutes on Iqbal and I didn't even know what it was. Luckily my roomie had to know it and she spent 5 minutes telling me about it, and i quickly added it to my outline, so, while my answer to the question wasn't good, I don't think I lost all of the points.

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

Postby Baylan » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:44 am

Turned in my take home for the BS random class that my school makes us take as 1Ls. That could very easily be a bigger pile of bullshit than my exams. No one has any idea what to do with that.

Cinco de Mayo will be awesome.

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

Postby Thirteen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:24 pm

td6624 wrote:today i printed out all my notes

not sure why


No rollover printing?

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

Postby as stars burn » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:38 pm

I fucking hate Property and my Property Professor. She has crammed 2 months worth of information in our last 2 days of class. Talk about super-terrible time management. Do I know anything about Mortgages, Deeds and Easements? Nope, because she taugh all of it in 2 days. Awful class. Just awful. And the final is in 11 days. Ks in 7 days! Bring it.

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Postby as stars burn » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:43 pm

rad law wrote:Anyone have some solid future interest problems with answers they can send me?


When is your exam? I don't have any on hand but the book "A Possessory Estates and Future Interests Primer" by Peter Wendel is gold. Lots of practice problems and a run-through of the material. It's $4 on Amazon and you can always overnight it.

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

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:33 pm

Property is done. Wrote almost 4000 words in 2.75 hrs. I have no clue how I did. I feel okay to good, which probably means I got a B or B+ on the "inverse feeling" scale. But I wrote a shitton and think I identified most if not all of the shit. Fuck waiting sucks. Oh well, on to Con and Crim next week.

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Postby stayway » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:16 pm

two weeks till Blackout Town.

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

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:00 pm

Quick, someone teach me Civ Pro (FRCP) in 5 easy sentences.

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

Postby stratocophic » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:05 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Quick, someone teach me Civ Pro (FRCP) in 5 easy sentences.
PJ/SMJ/venue/transfer/removal
Erie
Discovery
Jury trial
Claim/issue preclusion

donezo

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

Postby goosey » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:10 pm

as stars burn wrote:
rad law wrote:Anyone have some solid future interest problems with answers they can send me?


When is your exam? I don't have any on hand but the book "A Possessory Estates and Future Interests Primer" by Peter Wendel is gold. Lots of practice problems and a run-through of the material. It's $4 on Amazon and you can always overnight it.


i learned future interests 100% from law in flash and gilberts

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

Postby fathergoose » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:08 pm

Well property was exactly as little fun as I expected it to be.

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

Postby uzpakalis » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:25 pm

Con law just pwn'd me...there goes my shot at t14.... :cry:

....and employment, sigh :x

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

Postby Rurik » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:36 pm

uzpakalis wrote:Con law just pwn'd me...there goes my shot at t14.... :cry:

....and employment, sigh :x


It's a good thing actual exam performance and the feeling you have after taking an exam are inversely related.

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

Postby uzpakalis » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:59 pm

Rurik wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Con law just pwn'd me...there goes my shot at t14.... :cry:

....and employment, sigh :x


It's a good thing actual exam performance and the feeling you have after taking an exam are inversely related.


Will you call my prof and tell her that?

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

Postby geekrocker37 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:04 pm

Rurik wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Con law just pwn'd me...there goes my shot at t14.... :cry:

....and employment, sigh :x


It's a good thing actual exam performance and the feeling you have after taking an exam are inversely related.



Not necessarily true...

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

Postby mbusch22 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:52 pm

fathergoose wrote:Well property was exactly as little fun as I expected it to be.


It feels so good to be done with that though. HUGE load of info off our shoulders. One More Week. I've got a bottle of Jameson Waiting.

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

Postby Thirteen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:53 pm

mbusch22 wrote:
fathergoose wrote:Well property was exactly as little fun as I expected it to be.


It feels so good to be done with that though. HUGE load of info off our shoulders. One More Week. I've got a bottle of Jameson Waiting.


I need to redeem myself for passing out at the end of semester party last year.

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

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:58 pm

I have absolutely no idea what to do to prepare for crim law. My outline is done, I've read the Dressler, I feel like I understand everything from my outline... but now what? Even though I feel the stuff, I feel so ill-prepared. She's never taught the course before, so she has no practice exams, and has given us almost no indication of what to expect with this exam. Ugh... I feel like I'm going to get owned on Monday.

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

Postby Always Credited » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:59 pm

DONE. TEQUILA'O'CLOCK. ITS GO TIME.

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Postby maf70 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:59 pm

romothesavior wrote:I have absolutely no idea what to do to prepare for crim law. My outline is done, I've read the Dressler, I feel like I understand everything from my outline... but now what? Even though I feel the stuff, I feel so ill-prepared. She's never taught the course before, so she has no practice exams, and has given us almost no indication of what to expect with this exam. Ugh... I feel like I'm going to get owned on Monday.


There are practice exams for 1 of 5 of my 1st year courses. For that class...2 exams. I feel your pain.

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

Postby fathergoose » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:01 pm

mbusch22 wrote:
fathergoose wrote:Well property was exactly as little fun as I expected it to be.


It feels so good to be done with that though. HUGE load of info off our shoulders. One More Week. I've got a bottle of Jameson Waiting.

I feel about 50 times better being done with that than I was after torts. Even if I did have to resort to copying from the textbook to justify grandma's ramp.




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