1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:11 pm

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:12 pm

Wasn't nervous until today.

Fucccck.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:28 pm

took torts exam, essay had several cause-of-actions pre-pointed out, one involved recklessness, forgot to discuss hand test.... FML

I even mentioned typed it out in my little quick element paragraph at the beginning of the cause-of-action discussion, just totally brain farted and forgot to analyze it

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:33 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:Wasn't nervous until today.

Fucccck.



Come on Charles, this can't possibly be more intense than the 1993 NBA finals.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:24 pm

Sometimes it's hard to believe that this process actually weeds out the good lawyers.

Motivate me.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:42 pm

JCougar wrote:Sometimes it's hard to believe that this process actually weeds out the good lawyers.

Motivate me.


It probably doesn't.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:45 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
JCougar wrote:Sometimes it's hard to believe that this process actually weeds out the good lawyers.

Motivate me.


It probably doesn't.

Yeah, I wonder. Maybe it just weeds out the ones with/out stamina.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:46 pm

JCougar wrote:Sometimes it's hard to believe that this process actually weeds out the good lawyers.

Motivate me.

it doesn't

but it seems like it will weed out the lazy people, who would've made good lawyers, but didn't get top grades & didn't do any networking/hustling to get a job absent the golden gates of top grades giving them easier access to the job market.

does suck though that the guy sitting on the other side of the room, who put in the one element i forgot, and maybe got a couple more multiple choice questions right than I did, will have a way easier time come next year than I will

but oh well, knew there was a high risk of that happening when I signed up for this crazy 3 year gig

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:54 pm

I'm not even sure it weeds out the lazy.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:56 pm

It doesn't weed out anyone.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:01 pm

4 more days

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:18 pm

Learn ALL the civpro? :shock:



Okay, learn all the civpro...

:cry:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:20 pm

Okay, when I am doing practice exams, it doesn't take me anywhere close to 3 hours to get my answer down, including all the outlining, re-reading, etc. Am I doing this wrong?

So far I have done a bunch of the ones on the American website, and a couple from my school, and I have been pretty comfortable (though of course, they can be strengthened and refined) with my answers in regards to the "model" answer.

Also-this is only about civ pro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:25 pm

Doesn't even weed out the people who don't go to class. Also, I'm behind in outlining for Crim . . . I can't force myself to finish.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I'm not even sure it weeds out the lazy.

Definitely not. I'm amazed every day when I chat with my law review buddies and realize how lazy I truly am.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:26 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Doesn't even weed out the people who don't go to class.

So are those kids getting to take the exam then?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Doesn't even weed out the people who don't go to class.

So are those kids getting to take the exam then?


That argument died. Don't revive it.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:40 pm

bostonian wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Doesn't even weed out the people who don't go to class.

So are those kids getting to take the exam then?


That argument died. Don't revive it.

I wasn't reviving it.

But I'll be nice to you because sometimes some crimes go slippin' through the cracks but these two gumshoes are pickin up the slack...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:42 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:Okay, when I am doing practice exams, it doesn't take me anywhere close to 3 hours to get my answer down, including all the outlining, re-reading, etc. Am I doing this wrong?

So far I have done a bunch of the ones on the American website, and a couple from my school, and I have been pretty comfortable (though of course, they can be strengthened and refined) with my answers in regards to the "model" answer.

Also-this is only about civ pro.

clap-clap-clap

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:45 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Doesn't even weed out the people who don't go to class. Also, I'm behind in outlining for Crim . . . I can't force myself to finish.



seriously. its my first final [next friday] and its the only outline I am not either done [or one roman numeral away from] done with.

Its open book but I dont want to not be prepared...I was thinking about simply finishing my outline and my MPC v CL table of crimes but recently changed my mind and will prob prep for this the same as my other exams. I have been doing practice questions for crim throughout the semester though, so I feel like I may need to do a bit less rt now..but I plan on tabbing my outline and making an attack sheet, etc..all the stuff I would do for an in-class

I figure there will be people that were just like me [not planning on prepping] and so I should probably *not* do what everyone else is doing. I feel like I know what she wants...and that I can actually get an A in this class if I put some effort in..so...better get started on that outline!

im just so.sick.of.outlining.

ugh.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:46 pm

mths wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:Okay, when I am doing practice exams, it doesn't take me anywhere close to 3 hours to get my answer down, including all the outlining, re-reading, etc. Am I doing this wrong?

So far I have done a bunch of the ones on the American website, and a couple from my school, and I have been pretty comfortable (though of course, they can be strengthened and refined) with my answers in regards to the "model" answer.

Also-this is only about civ pro.

clap-clap-clap



No, I feel like something is wrong with this picture.

Plus, there are no bakeries around me for finals

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:54 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:
mths wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:Okay, when I am doing practice exams, it doesn't take me anywhere close to 3 hours to get my answer down, including all the outlining, re-reading, etc. Am I doing this wrong?

So far I have done a bunch of the ones on the American website, and a couple from my school, and I have been pretty comfortable (though of course, they can be strengthened and refined) with my answers in regards to the "model" answer.

Also-this is only about civ pro.

clap-clap-clap



No, I feel like something is wrong with this picture.

Plus, there are no bakeries around me for finals

I'm starting to approach this in regard to civ pro. Just banged out a hypo, and I felt great about it, especially when talking it over. I need to meet with the teacher tomorrow, but I pretty much applied every fact to law and made creative arguments on top of the obvious ones.

The way I look at it, every fact is there to be applied to the law. The tougher ones take some creativity in applying though.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm

beach_terror wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:
mths wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:Okay, when I am doing practice exams, it doesn't take me anywhere close to 3 hours to get my answer down, including all the outlining, re-reading, etc. Am I doing this wrong?

So far I have done a bunch of the ones on the American website, and a couple from my school, and I have been pretty comfortable (though of course, they can be strengthened and refined) with my answers in regards to the "model" answer.

Also-this is only about civ pro.

clap-clap-clap



No, I feel like something is wrong with this picture.

Plus, there are no bakeries around me for finals

I'm starting to approach this in regard to civ pro. Just banged out a hypo, and I felt great about it, especially when talking it over. I need to meet with the teacher tomorrow, but I pretty much applied every fact to law and made creative arguments on top of the obvious ones.

The way I look at it, every fact is there to be applied to the law. The tougher ones take some creativity in applying though.


Yeah, I am trying to throw everything into it as well- have you been taking the entire allotted time? Or are you finding that you can bang it out quickly?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:58 pm

romothesavior wrote:
bostonian wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Doesn't even weed out the people who don't go to class.

So are those kids getting to take the exam then?


That argument died. Don't revive it.

I wasn't reviving it.

But I'll be nice to you because sometimes some crimes go slippin' through the cracks but these two gumshoes are pickin up the slack...


Win!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:19 am

My classes ended today, and my first exam is on Wednesday. Just paddling along here in the interim.

Outlines are good, and I've taken a few practice tests for each class (improving, I think). So I guess I'll just keep taking practice exams and making/refining checklists for a couple of classes where I need them. Not as stressed or motivated as I thought I would be--don't know if that's a result of my preparation or my laziness.




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