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

Postby weee » Wed May 11, 2011 5:32 am

I just read sample answers from last year's Civ Pro Class, and it completely intimidated me... I really hope that the only reason I don't know some of these cases as well as they do is because they had a slightly different syllabus.

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

Postby GATORTIM » Wed May 11, 2011 9:35 am

i have totally shit the bed this semester

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

Postby NarwhalPunter » Wed May 11, 2011 11:08 am

DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.

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

Postby mths » Wed May 11, 2011 12:14 pm

NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.

uncalled for

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

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 11, 2011 12:36 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTTKYhEJx6M

PS - someone sent our property professor a question how we should approach jurisdictional splits in the BLL on the exam, and the professor responded "Property law comes with this variety of alternative approaches in regard to some of the details. Other fields of common law are similar, including torts, contracts, criminal law and procedure, evidence, etc. This variety is part of Federalism, one of the topics studied in Constitutional Law."

I mean I'm sure she's getting at "just apply in the alternative," but still... i've never had a more un-helpful professor in my life, just answer the frickin question

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

Postby traehekat » Wed May 11, 2011 1:04 pm

NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?

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

Postby PirateCap'n » Wed May 11, 2011 1:16 pm

NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch


Isn't it nice to be done? I know my GPA just went down the crapper, but it's still good to be finished. Pretty sure the bolded just gave you away though. I've only seen one person holding a bottle in one hand and a cigar in the other today :D

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

Postby mths » Wed May 11, 2011 1:49 pm

traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?

lol I was actually kidding above

we definitely joke about this a lot

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

Postby traehekat » Wed May 11, 2011 2:01 pm

mths wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?

lol I was actually kidding above

we definitely joke about this a lot


that's supposed to be a GOOD thing?

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

Postby mths » Wed May 11, 2011 2:24 pm

traehekat wrote:
mths wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?

lol I was actually kidding above

we definitely joke about this a lot


that's supposed to be a GOOD thing?

To be fair, Cornell doesn't actually have a higher suicide rate than most other top undergrads. I think MIT takes the cake. The only real reason it's so hyped up about Cornell is cause people kill themselves dramatically. So, while suicide isn't funny in the least, and we don't in any way make fun of the people that take that unfortunate and drastic step, making fun of Cornell's reputation is both allowed and not looked down on.

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

Postby BeenDidThat » Wed May 11, 2011 2:36 pm

traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?


How is it obvious that that is something that you don't joke about? I mean, I wouldn't use the joke in a lunch with the Dean, but amongst my friends? Fuck yeah.

Lighten up, holy shit.

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

Postby IthacaIsWet » Wed May 11, 2011 2:47 pm

BeenDidThat wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?


How is it obvious that that is something that you don't joke about? I mean, I wouldn't use the joke in a lunch with the Dean, but amongst my friends? Fuck yeah.

Lighten up, holy shit.


+1

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

Postby traehekat » Wed May 11, 2011 3:05 pm

BeenDidThat wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?


How is it obvious that that is something that you don't joke about? I mean, I wouldn't use the joke in a lunch with the Dean, but amongst my friends? Fuck yeah.

Lighten up, holy shit.


there is kind of middle area between "lunch with the dean" and "amongst my friends." obv you don't say that shit in front of a dean, and obviously you can say whatever the he'll you want in private with your friends. but this is a public forum, and generally you should refrain from saying/writing politically incorrect or downright insensitive shit (esp when it is more likely ppl will be offended - this is a forum for students, including Cornell students, afterall).

if I wasn't already a pretty laid back guy, I'd lighten up. but since I am, I know that if even I am irked by something someone says, there is prolly something wrong with it.

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

Postby BeenDidThat » Wed May 11, 2011 3:13 pm

traehekat wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?


How is it obvious that that is something that you don't joke about? I mean, I wouldn't use the joke in a lunch with the Dean, but amongst my friends? Fuck yeah.

Lighten up, holy shit.


there is kind of middle area between "lunch with the dean" and "amongst my friends." obv you don't say that shit in front of a dean, and obviously you can say whatever the he'll you want in private with your friends. but this is a public forum, and generally you should refrain from saying/writing politically incorrect or downright insensitive shit (esp when it is more likely ppl will be offended - this is a forum for students, including Cornell students, afterall).

if I wasn't already a pretty laid back guy, I'd lighten up. but since I am, I know that if even I am irked by something someone says, there is prolly something wrong with it.


Nah son.

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

Postby mths » Wed May 11, 2011 3:17 pm

traehekat wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch to celebrate my GPA making like a Cornell student and jumping off a bridge.


how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?


How is it obvious that that is something that you don't joke about? I mean, I wouldn't use the joke in a lunch with the Dean, but amongst my friends? Fuck yeah.

Lighten up, holy shit.


there is kind of middle area between "lunch with the dean" and "amongst my friends." obv you don't say that shit in front of a dean, and obviously you can say whatever the he'll you want in private with your friends. but this is a public forum, and generally you should refrain from saying/writing politically incorrect or downright insensitive shit (esp when it is more likely ppl will be offended - this is a forum for students, including Cornell students, afterall).

if I wasn't already a pretty laid back guy, I'd lighten up. but since I am, I know that if even I am irked by something someone says, there is prolly something wrong with it.

cornell student

not offended

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

Postby NarwhalPunter » Wed May 11, 2011 4:05 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch


Isn't it nice to be done? I know my GPA just went down the crapper, but it's still good to be finished. Pretty sure the bolded just gave you away though. I've only seen one person holding a bottle in one hand and a cigar in the other today :D



Outed. Parking lot drinking ftw.

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

Postby PirateCap'n » Wed May 11, 2011 4:25 pm

NarwhalPunter wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch



Outed. Parking lot drinking ftw.

:lol: If you're gonna be outed, I definitely can't think of a better way go.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby mths » Wed May 11, 2011 4:44 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:
PirateCap'n wrote:
NarwhalPunter wrote:DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

Time for a champagne and cigar lunch



Outed. Parking lot drinking ftw.

:lol: If you're gonna be outed, I definitely can't think of a better way go.

agreed

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

Postby IthacaIsWet » Wed May 11, 2011 5:48 pm

mths wrote:
traehekat wrote:
BeenDidThat wrote:
traehekat wrote:how is it not obvious that this is not something you joke about?


How is it obvious that that is something that you don't joke about? I mean, I wouldn't use the joke in a lunch with the Dean, but amongst my friends? Fuck yeah.

Lighten up, holy shit.


there is kind of middle area between "lunch with the dean" and "amongst my friends." obv you don't say that shit in front of a dean, and obviously you can say whatever the he'll you want in private with your friends. but this is a public forum, and generally you should refrain from saying/writing politically incorrect or downright insensitive shit (esp when it is more likely ppl will be offended - this is a forum for students, including Cornell students, afterall).

if I wasn't already a pretty laid back guy, I'd lighten up. but since I am, I know that if even I am irked by something someone says, there is prolly something wrong with it.

cornell student

not offended


same.

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

Postby moandersen » Wed May 11, 2011 6:30 pm

done and drunk!

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

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:26 pm

how do you study for a closed-book property exam without shoving an ice-pick through your brain? I'm getting nautious trying to comprehend how much law there is to memorize

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Postby swc65 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:38 pm

uwb09 wrote:how do you study for a closed-book property exam without shoving an ice-pick through your brain? I'm getting nautious trying to comprehend how much law there is to memorize



Make a one page outline with one word to represent each test/rule. Jam it in your head..... that's what I'm doing anyway.


BTW- property always makes me nauseous

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

Postby traehekat » Wed May 11, 2011 8:40 pm

swc65 wrote:
uwb09 wrote:how do you study for a closed-book property exam without shoving an ice-pick through your brain? I'm getting nautious trying to comprehend how much law there is to memorize



Make a one page outline with one word to represent each test/rule. Jam it in your head..... that's what I'm doing anyway.


BTW- property always makes me nauseous


+1, that's what I did last semester, worked well.

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

Postby forty-two » Wed May 11, 2011 8:45 pm

traehekat wrote:
swc65 wrote:
uwb09 wrote:how do you study for a closed-book property exam without shoving an ice-pick through your brain? I'm getting nautious trying to comprehend how much law there is to memorize



Make a one page outline with one word to represent each test/rule. Jam it in your head..... that's what I'm doing anyway.


BTW- property always makes me nauseous


+1, that's what I did last semester, worked well.

This is what I did too (I even wrote it out on scratch paper during the first few minutes of the exam and used it as a checklist). I also used the law in a flash cards, which are freaking awesome for property. They're basically a ton of little hypos with answers on the back, so after I studied a section I would do the hypos to reinforce the material and make sure I actually had everything memorized.

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

Postby swc65 » Wed May 11, 2011 9:03 pm

moandersen wrote:done and drunk!



17 hours and I will be there too!!!! Well not physically there, but you get the idea ;)




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