1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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

Postby goosey » Wed May 04, 2011 3:24 pm

whoever decided an 8 hour take home was a good idea should be shot. seriously. like 8 freakin hours of exam?! for real...after the 4 hr mark, that exam is the biggest load of crap I have ever in my life written. If it was like a 3 hour exam that you just have an 8 hour window to complete, that would be one thing...but these are like, straight up 8 HOUR exams. took no breaks...wrote continuously for 8 hours..at one point there was a GIANT bee flying arounf in my room scaring the hell out of me but I didnt want to MOVE from infront of the laptop bc I was under so much time pressure..so I just sat there in fear of my life as a I typed away. horrible. horrible. The worst was when it was on teh ceiling right above my desk...omg the fear of a giant bee the size of my head + losing my scholarship + con law.

horribleeeee

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

Postby goosey » Wed May 04, 2011 3:26 pm

oh but in happy news..10k of my shcolarship was need-based and I got that entire 10k for next year :D so as long as I dont SCREW up and lose my scholarship, I am going to law school for free again. wooot

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

Postby romothesavior » Wed May 04, 2011 5:28 pm

Between con law and crim law, there is no way I keep my GPA where it is. I'm doomed in at least one of those classes. So long OCI jobs.

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

Postby Grizz » Wed May 04, 2011 5:55 pm

romothesavior wrote:Between con law and crim law, there is no way I keep my GPA where it is. I'm doomed in at least one of those classes. So long OCI jobs.


The more I practice crim, the more I think this.

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

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 04, 2011 5:55 pm

romothesavior wrote:Between con law and crim law PROPERTY, there is no way I keep my GPA where it is. I'm doomed in at least one of those classes. So long OCI jobs.

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

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Wed May 04, 2011 6:54 pm

Just found out my Property prof pretty much won't be testing us on RAP after I spent an entire day on that material yesterday.

FML.

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

Postby Charles Barkley » Wed May 04, 2011 6:58 pm

I have one day to learn statutory interpretation. :roll:

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

Postby Charles Barkley » Wed May 04, 2011 7:03 pm

Oh and fuck you Con Law. Fuck you in the ass.

I feel better now.

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

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Wed May 04, 2011 7:07 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:Oh and fuck you Con Law. Fuck you in the ass.

I feel better now.


I have a feeling the role will be reversed on test day.

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

Postby Charles Barkley » Wed May 04, 2011 7:10 pm

Test day was today (for me at least) :|

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

Postby MBZags » Wed May 04, 2011 7:53 pm

How the shit do you prepare for a MC Con Law exam?

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Postby 09042014 » Wed May 04, 2011 7:55 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:Oh and fuck you Con Law. Fuck you in the ass.

I feel better now.


Discuss if sodomy between a doctrinal class and a man is a fundamental right.

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

Postby uzpakalis » Wed May 04, 2011 7:56 pm

MBZags wrote:How the shit do you prepare for a MC Con Law exam?



uzpakalis wrote:
con law, lexis nexis Q & A - $21.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... 60ARJ22A8R


We can help each other out...

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

Postby uzpakalis » Wed May 04, 2011 7:58 pm

NarwhalPunter wrote:
maf70 wrote:
mbusch22 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:I feel like I am waiving good bye to my GPA every damn day.


It's at least comforting that a lot of us feel like this though. I'm happy I added some major padding last semester.


Everyone seems MORE confident coming out of exams this semester at my school..except the people at the top who seem scared out of their minds.


This. I'm one of those at the top, and things just don't feel the same coming out of an exam this semester. It's as if I just didn't learn the law as well as I should have. Meanwhile, everyone below the top 15% or so seems to feel great about everything.

Gophigure.



DITTO!

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

Postby PirateCap'n » Wed May 04, 2011 8:37 pm

uzpakalis wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:
maf70 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:I feel like I am waiving good bye to my GPA every damn day.


Everyone seems MORE confident coming out of exams this semester at my school..except the people at the top who seem scared out of their minds.


This. I'm one of those at the top, and things just don't feel the same coming out of an exam this semester. It's as if I just didn't learn the law as well as I should have. Meanwhile, everyone below the top 15% or so seems to feel great about everything.

Gophigure.



DITTO!


Can I join?? My GPA is going, going, GOOOONNNNEEE! I actually enjoyed OCI interviews while they lasted.....It's not looking so hot for 2L OCI though.

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

Postby Mroberts3 » Wed May 04, 2011 8:41 pm

uzpakalis wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:
maf70 wrote:
mbusch22 wrote:
It's at least comforting that a lot of us feel like this though. I'm happy I added some major padding last semester.


Everyone seems MORE confident coming out of exams this semester at my school..except the people at the top who seem scared out of their minds.


This. I'm one of those at the top, and things just don't feel the same coming out of an exam this semester. It's as if I just didn't learn the law as well as I should have. Meanwhile, everyone below the top 15% or so seems to feel great about everything.

Gophigure.



DITTO!


It's because we feel hunted. Remember sharks and minnows in elementary school? Being the minnow was sheer terror. Once you got tagged and were a shark it was awesome!

(If you don't know what that game is just think of the zombie apocalypse. It sucks to be a human running for your life. Once you get bit, I imagine being a zombie going after flesh is pretty awesome...)

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

Postby IthacaIsWet » Wed May 04, 2011 8:59 pm

goosey wrote:why what did i do


oh. damn.

what I meant what "I feel like Rurik and Goosey. Also I hate you Transpher. So so much >:O " (Agreeing with the feeling of impending doom, and grumbling about someone feeling confident)

Sorry, my brain died after last semester.

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

Postby keg411 » Wed May 04, 2011 9:22 pm

On the plus side, I feel better since I'm not the only one expecting impending doom and a major GPA drop :lol:.

Been working on Crim PT's and they are really well-written with a lot of small issues that can make a huge difference between an A and a B. It's definitely going to be the type of exam you can walk out of thinking it's "easy" and then miss a huge amount of stuff.

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

Postby NoleinNY » Wed May 04, 2011 9:44 pm

Property exam tomorrow. Distilling notes, outline and supplement information into one, 3 page "plan-of-attack outline." It's dark, and I'm wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

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

Postby traehekat » Wed May 04, 2011 10:04 pm

does anyone have some general strategies for attacking big, complex civ pro exams? any sort of 10-12 step checklist or something out there? thanks all!

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

Postby Baylan » Wed May 04, 2011 10:08 pm

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Property in 11.5 hours. Last exam of 1L.

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

Postby goosey » Wed May 04, 2011 10:14 pm

I am almost done with my K's outline...exam on Monday. can someone please make me feel better and tell me I can learn enough of this to get a good grade.

closed book, insane issue-spotter [about 100 issues on each exam, top grade gets 2/3 of them]

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

Postby traehekat » Wed May 04, 2011 10:17 pm

goosey wrote:I am almost done with my K's outline...exam on Monday. can someone please make me feel better and tell me I can learn enough of this to get a good grade.

closed book, insane issue-spotter [about 100 issues on each exam, top grade gets 2/3 of them]


from what it sounds like, you have plenty of time compared to most people.

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

Postby IthacaIsWet » Wed May 04, 2011 10:26 pm

First exam, Property, in 12.5 hours.

Goodbye, GPA. Hello unemployment.

Last time I'll ask, I suppose:
Anyone have any good attack charts for easements?

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

Postby Charles Barkley » Wed May 04, 2011 10:29 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:Oh and fuck you Con Law. Fuck you in the ass.

I feel better now.


Discuss if sodomy between a doctrinal class and a man is a fundamental right.


On the one hand, the Court has recognized a right to sexual intimacy (Lawrence)... On the other hand, at its most narrow level of abstraction, the right to fuck a doctrinal class in the ass is not historically protected...




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