1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:35 pm

This is amazing.

I had my Civ Pro final yesterday and I already forgot just about everything I learned in that class.

Now my head is filled with words like consideration, promissory estoppel, parol evidence, etc.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:06 pm

Fuck Property. Words cannot describe how badly I hate this course.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby skoobily doobily » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:28 pm

There needs to be a mandatory 4 day minimum time between finals. 2 days just isn't enough. God help whoever has exams on back-to-back days.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:30 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:There needs to be a mandatory 4 day minimum time between finals. 2 days just isn't enough. God help whoever has exams on back-to-back days.


long as you're on a curve, right? rewards planning. thank god it isn't the policy at my school.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby forty-two » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:37 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:There needs to be a mandatory 4 day minimum time between finals. 2 days just isn't enough. God help whoever has exams on back-to-back days.


Understandable, I feel like I'm having cp withdrawls right now and my life is a torts fail. Sigh...back to (failing at) memorizing my checklist.

Good luck everyone!!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby NoleinNY » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:40 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:There needs to be a mandatory 4 day minimum time between finals. 2 days just isn't enough. God help whoever has exams on back-to-back days.


It's kinda like suicide drills from back in middle school gym class: Burst of effort, 1/10000 of a second sense of accomplishment, then agony over switching directions and having to repeat the process.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:42 pm

I still feel odd that my first exam isn't until Tuesday.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby eandy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:43 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:I still feel odd that my first exam isn't until Tuesday.

Tuesday when you're taking your first exam, I will still be hungover from celebrating the completion of my last exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:47 pm

kalvano wrote:Fuck Property. Words cannot describe how badly I hate this course.


I find Property to be extremely easy to the point that it's boring. I don't know why, but everybody else seems to hate it. Estates are tricky, but that's about it.

Out of everything I learned this year, the only thing that really scares me is negligence. Not outlining it, but applying it to facts. It's just so vague and there's so many flexible standards. Torts is my last exam, though, and I haven't really studied for it or taken PTs at all yet, so maybe I will feel better in time.

Ugh. With that said, I can't wait to get Property done with. I like Contracts the best, and want to start focusing on that.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:59 pm

eandy wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:I still feel odd that my first exam isn't until Tuesday.

Tuesday when you're taking your first exam, I will still be hungover from celebrating the completion of my last exam.

Lucky. :(

Today my Crim professor told us - "I wish I could tell you all that you're going to do great on the exam and life will be wonderful after this, but that would be a lie. That's the payoff of coming to an elite institution, the competition is great and you aren't guaranteed an A."

Womp-Womp . . .

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:06 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
eandy wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:I still feel odd that my first exam isn't until Tuesday.

Tuesday when you're taking your first exam, I will still be hungover from celebrating the completion of my last exam.

Lucky. :(

Today my Crim professor told us - "I wish I could tell you all that you're going to do great on the exam and life will be wonderful after this, but that would be a lie. That's the payoff of coming to an elite institution, the competition is great and you aren't guaranteed an A."

Womp-Womp . . .

:shock:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:06 am

JCougar wrote:
kalvano wrote:Fuck Property. Words cannot describe how badly I hate this course.


I find Property to be extremely easy to the point that it's boring. I don't know why, but everybody else seems to hate it. Estates are tricky, but that's about it.

Out of everything I learned this year, the only thing that really scares me is negligence. Not outlining it, but applying it to facts. It's just so vague and there's so many flexible standards. Torts is my last exam, though, and I haven't really studied for it or taken PTs at all yet, so maybe I will feel better in time.

Ugh. With that said, I can't wait to get Property done with. I like Contracts the best, and want to start focusing on that.



I suck at classifications of things. And I really hate that we have to pull all of that out of our ass. It's not as if we have to practice law by memory - double-checking is highly encouraged.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:09 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
eandy wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:I still feel odd that my first exam isn't until Tuesday.

Tuesday when you're taking your first exam, I will still be hungover from celebrating the completion of my last exam.

Lucky. :(

Today my Crim professor told us - "I wish I could tell you all that you're going to do great on the exam and life will be wonderful after this, but that would be a lie. That's the payoff of coming to an elite institution, the competition is great and you aren't guaranteed an A."

Womp-Womp . . .



NYU???? It's the Northwestttern of NYC.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:15 am

skoobily doobily wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:I hate law students...

+1


Worse than hipsters.

What if both?


Desert Fox wrote:I'd rather face a zombee outbreak than walk through Wicker Park.



What about zombie hipster law students?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:19 am

skoobily doobily wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:I hate law students...

+1


Worse than hipsters.

What if both?

Sup?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:19 am

bostonian wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'd rather face a zombee outbreak than walk through Wicker Park.



What about zombie hipster law students?



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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:23 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
eandy wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:I still feel odd that my first exam isn't until Tuesday.

Tuesday when you're taking your first exam, I will still be hungover from celebrating the completion of my last exam.

Lucky. :(

Today my Crim professor told us - "I wish I could tell you all that you're going to do great on the exam and life will be wonderful after this, but that would be a lie. That's the payoff of coming to an elite institution, the competition is great and you aren't guaranteed an A."

Womp-Womp . . .



NYU???? It's the Northwestttern of NYC.

Dude, you don't have to convince me.

No one knows what they're doing in Crim. None of us has any idea how to answer his questions. This will be an interesting final.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stratocophic » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:25 am

kalvano wrote:
bostonian wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'd rather face a zombee outbreak than walk through Wicker Park.



What about zombie hipster law students?



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Credited show

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:33 am

My roommate just told me about this - the only study guide you'll need:

http://www.holdingsinhaiku.com/

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:40 am

kalvano wrote:
JCougar wrote:
kalvano wrote:Fuck Property. Words cannot describe how badly I hate this course.


I find Property to be extremely easy to the point that it's boring. I don't know why, but everybody else seems to hate it. Estates are tricky, but that's about it.

Out of everything I learned this year, the only thing that really scares me is negligence. Not outlining it, but applying it to facts. It's just so vague and there's so many flexible standards. Torts is my last exam, though, and I haven't really studied for it or taken PTs at all yet, so maybe I will feel better in time.

Ugh. With that said, I can't wait to get Property done with. I like Contracts the best, and want to start focusing on that.



I suck at classifications of things. And I really hate that we have to pull all of that out of our ass. It's not as if we have to practice law by memory - double-checking is highly encouraged.


+1 on everything

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:28 am

well, just totally crapped the bed on that Erie exam question, luckily it was one of ten questions, however it was prob like 20% of the grade

might be making a trip to the liqour store soon

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby skoobily doobily » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:58 am

Torts exam in exactly 36 hours,
learning things for the first time tonight,
i'm doing it wrong.

Also, professors who like to think about these things in a very theoretically sense ("is proximate cause really necessary for negligence?" "does Posner's view on reasonable care effectually eliminate the need for strict liability for dangerous activities?" "with IIED, is there still a need for false imprisonment?") make this class a lot harder than it should be.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jmhendri » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:20 am

Did anyone's torts prof ask them to study Cardozo's lextures on the judicial process? I think our prof might ask us to apply cases/decisions to Cardozo's book and I'm not sure how to study for that.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:25 am

jmhendri wrote:Did anyone's torts prof ask them to study Cardozo's lextures on the judicial process? I think our prof might ask us to apply cases/decisions to Cardozo's book and I'm not sure how to study for that.


pwned.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jmhendri » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:33 am

dailygrind wrote:
jmhendri wrote:Did anyone's torts prof ask them to study Cardozo's lextures on the judicial process? I think our prof might ask us to apply cases/decisions to Cardozo's book and I'm not sure how to study for that.


pwned.


pretty much




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