1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:33 pm

goosey wrote:how long until everyones first final? and which class?


7th-Civ Pro
10th-Con Law
15th-Torts

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:33 pm

goosey wrote:how long until everyones first final? and which class?

Torts - Tuesday. Ready.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:33 pm

16 hours until my first final. Then one week until my last final. Stoked.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:35 pm

goosey wrote:how long until everyones first final? and which class?

I had a final on November 12. :shock:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby goosey » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:36 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:16 hours until my first final. Then one week until my last final. Stoked.

:shock:

all your finals are within a one wk period?

I have 5 days between crim and civ pro, and then 6 days between civ pro and torts. I think my favorite thing about my school is how 1L-friendly they are

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Melkaba » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:36 pm

As I sit here and about on the verge of wrapping up my final outline (being my contracts outline)... Hm. I wouldn't even say I'm having anxiety or anything. I dunno, I feel like I can be prepared well enough for my finals (I've gotten past the point of trying to master each and every single nuance of the law that only really served in misleading me from the big picture and the simple stuff). Hell, I worked my ass off during the year (keeping up with all of the readings closely, making sure to do hypos every now and then, etc), but I guess my main concern is that I can't really tell when "enough-is-enough," you know what I mean?

Personally, I wish I had it in me to just sit there and study this stuff for 14 hours a day (my first exam is Property this Thursday on the 9th and it was the first outline I finished when I started on Thanksgiving break), but I can barely muster 8-9 hours even now. Not too much of a deviation from the 9/10 hours spent almost each and every day in-class or studying these past three months. I mean, what does it mean to "not understand the material" this late in the game or what does it mean to "slack off?" Just not paying attention or not doing practice tests and/or hypos every step of the way to this point?

Eh, screw this philosoraptor stuff. Going back to outlining for contracts (which, unlike the excruciating pain that was outlining for property, outlining for Torts and Contracts has been rather fun, especially since some very minor nuts and bolts here and there just made almost everything fall into place).

Edit: Exam schedule, see Romo's post.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:37 pm

goosey wrote:how long until everyones first final? and which class?


12/6 - Civ Pro
12/9 - Crim
12/13 - Contracts
12/16 - Torts

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby keg411 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:22 pm

12/8 - Torts
12/13 - CivPro
12/17 - Contracts

Technically I had part one of my contracts final on 11/21.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:22 pm

12/8 Civ Pro
12/13 Con Law
12/15 Intellectual Property

(And yes, it's my own fault for taking electives this past summer when I switched to FT.) I also worked two days per week, but my internship is wrapped for the semester.

Love and luck!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby joesrevenge » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:30 pm

First one was this past Thursday. 4 left.

Trademarks - 8th
IP - 15th
2 others that are floating - will take both sometime between the 8th and 15th

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:31 pm

bostonian wrote:
goosey wrote:how long until everyones first final? and which class?


12/6 - Civ Pro
12/9 - Crim
12/13 - Contracts
12/16 - Torts

Annnnnnnnnnnd it's time to kill myself.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:35 pm

12/9- Property
12/13- Contracts (gulp)
12/16- Torts

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:39 pm

Tomorrow at 1:30. Then every other day until the 15th.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:48 pm

kalvano wrote:Tomorrow at 1:30. Then every other day until the 15th.


Good God.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby irie » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:53 pm

im gonna be so sad when all of you are done on the 15th/16th and im slaving away til the 20th.

nowhere near as ready as i need to be yet... but more than anything else i just want it all to be over

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ChattTNdt » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:53 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:
kalvano wrote:Tomorrow at 1:30. Then every other day until the 15th.


Good God.


I've got that same schedule, except it started this past Wednesday and ends this coming Friday. :D

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby blerg » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:57 pm

12/8: Ks
12/11: Torts
12/15: CivPro
12/18: Property
12/21: Crim

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby clintonius » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:07 pm

irie wrote:im gonna be so sad when all of you are done on the 15th/16th and im slaving away til the 20th.

nowhere near as ready as i need to be yet... but more than anything else i just want it all to be over

My last is the 22nd.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:16 pm

To any non 1Ls in this thread attending a school that lets you choose when you take your finals:

I hate all of you.

<3 OS

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:19 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:To any non 1Ls in this thread attending a school that lets you choose when you take your finals:

I hate all of you.

<3 OS


I am SOOO looking forward to doing this next year. If I could do it now, I would take my property and torts exams ASAP, and leave like a week and a half to study for Ks.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:34 pm

14th - Contracts
17th - Crim (ugh)
22nd - CivPro

Actually not too bad.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby evilxs » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:13 pm

8AM. Tomorrow. Me and crim law. BRING IT! 8)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ReesesPieces15 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:14 pm

Stupid Civ Pro Q: Do long arm statutes apply only to cases brought in state court?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Kretzy » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:18 pm

First exam is tomorrow at 1. Crim. Feel like I've done as much as I can at this point. Now watching the Steelers game, and tomorrow at 10 I'll watch the 9th Circuit Prop 8 arguments.

Let's do this thing.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby onthecusp » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:52 pm

ReesesPieces15 wrote:Stupid Civ Pro Q: Do long arm statutes apply only to cases brought in state court?


Yep. Why would you need it for Federal? Although, you can't get the case into a Federal Court if there isn't personal jurisdiction, so to answer your question....kind of, but not directly.




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