Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

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Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:46 pm

Sorry if this question has already been asked, but what exactly are other 1Ls doing to prep for Civ Pro?


My prof's exam is only 2 hours with about 30-40 short answer questions. I've been reading the E&E and doing the questions inside for drilling purposes. I've also been consulting "Inside Civil Procedure" for a recap of concepts like admissions and denials.

I plan to go over my prof's past exam which runs along the same short answer format, but could you guys recommend any other tips or supplements? I don't know what else to do beyond reading my Civ Pro outline constantly.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby electricfeel » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:49 pm

zeth006 wrote:Sorry if this question has already been asked, but what exactly are other 1Ls doing to prep for Civ Pro?


My prof's exam is only 2 hours with about 30-40 short answer questions. I've been reading the E&E and doing the questions inside for drilling purposes. I've also been consulting "Inside Civil Procedure" for a recap of concepts like admissions and denials.

I plan to go over my prof's past exam which runs along the same short answer format, but could you guys recommend any other tips or supplements? I don't know what else to do beyond reading my Civ Pro outline constantly.


The Glannon Guide to CP is designed to teach CP in a multiple choice format and analysis. You should check that out

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby jbarl1 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:52 pm

If you have access to the BarBri review lectures, the Civ Pro one is really good. It gave me an awesome summary.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:54 pm

jbarl1 wrote:If you have access to the BarBri review lectures, the Civ Pro one is really good. It gave me an awesome summary.


Don't think I do. I did put down a small deposit so I could sign up for the Barbri course cheap. How do you know whether you have access to them?

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:54 pm

electricfeel wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Sorry if this question has already been asked, but what exactly are other 1Ls doing to prep for Civ Pro?


My prof's exam is only 2 hours with about 30-40 short answer questions. I've been reading the E&E and doing the questions inside for drilling purposes. I've also been consulting "Inside Civil Procedure" for a recap of concepts like admissions and denials.

I plan to go over my prof's past exam which runs along the same short answer format, but could you guys recommend any other tips or supplements? I don't know what else to do beyond reading my Civ Pro outline constantly.


The Glannon Guide to CP is designed to teach CP in a multiple choice format and analysis. You should check that out


Yeah, it just so happens that I have that lying around. I'll probably look it over later. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby kalvano » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:55 pm

E&E is great for the why's and the deeper understanding.

Glannon Guide to Civ Pro is multiple choice and great for exam prep. It's much more direct.

Aside from that, I am just setting everything up in timeline format - stating the claim, responding to the claim, pre-trial, discovery, etc.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby dakatz » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:58 pm

Made flashcards to drill the rules, statutes, and cases (which my prof. said we MUST know). This will save me valuable time on the exam since I don't have to search or refresh my memory. Also made concept cards to fill in the theory and analysis in between cases. Just started taking practice exams, and it certainly helped to have this refreshed knowledge of the material. Really made the issues stand out on the practice test, and much of my analysis was fairly on-point. Other than the cards, I will be pretty much exclusively doing practice tests, and adding in any relevant points from the model answers to my outline/flashcards.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby jbarl1 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:59 pm

zeth006 wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:If you have access to the BarBri review lectures, the Civ Pro one is really good. It gave me an awesome summary.


Don't think I do. I did put down a small deposit so I could sign up for the Barbri course cheap. How do you know whether you have access to them?


If you signed up you should have access. They should have emailed you a user name and password for their website and they are on there under 1L lectures. If you don't know your user info, ask the rep who you signed up with.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:06 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:If you have access to the BarBri review lectures, the Civ Pro one is really good. It gave me an awesome summary.


Don't think I do. I did put down a small deposit so I could sign up for the Barbri course cheap. How do you know whether you have access to them?


If you signed up you should have access. They should have emailed you a user name and password for their website and they are on there under 1L lectures. If you don't know your user info, ask the rep who you signed up with.


Yep, had that e-mail saved. Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby 100Miles&Runnin' » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:58 pm

Closing my eyes really, really tight and hoping it goes away.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:59 pm

preparing?

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:08 am

100Miles&Runnin' wrote:Closing my eyes really, really tight and hoping it goes away.


<3

Taking it now, since I was an evening student last year and took electives over the summer. I must say, best answer by far! I am fond of the CrunchTime series for last minute prep, because it gives exams tips on hidden issues professors like to test on, and also has short answer and MC questions. The condensed format makes it great for review.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby zeth006 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:35 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
100Miles&Runnin' wrote:Closing my eyes really, really tight and hoping it goes away.


<3

Taking it now, since I was an evening student last year and took electives over the summer. I must say, best answer by far! I am fond of the CrunchTime series for last minute prep, because it gives exams tips on hidden issues professors like to test on, and also has short answer and MC questions. The condensed format makes it great for review.



Bought it, glad I did. I'm probably going to take a look at it after I briefly go through all the rules after my first final thursday.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby RUQRU » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:12 pm

Kaplan pmbr Finals for Civil Procedure has lots of MC questions.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:31 pm

I'm finishing up my outline with this week's notes...

I started a table with rules a while back which I am behind on..it has the frcp in order, next column has the function of the rule, next column has imp notes, and one column somewhere in there has cross-references.

Its been helpful for learning the rules and will be good for reference

aside from that I also made a table with "tests" [ie. personal jdx, subject matter jdx, etc] pretty much everything in my outline in test format in a table

writing out intro sentences for paragraphs [ie. rules]

condensing my outline

tabbing the hell out of my outline and/or creating an index

taking a LOT of practice exams

listening to the barbri lecture

doing the multiple choice in the barbri 1L prep book thing

going through the e&e probably next week

doing cali lessons and using the barbri study smart software

also I am doing this for all my classes: reading my outline and then just writing about each topic as if I am explaining it to someone.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby Cupidity » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:35 pm

If your exam is short answer, I would suggest Glannon's Learning Civ Pro through Multiple Choice Book. I have found it amazing.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:59 pm

100Miles&Runnin' wrote:Closing my eyes really, really tight and hoping it goes away.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby keg411 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:50 pm

Freer and brute force.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:21 pm

keg411 wrote:Freer and brute force.



i tried to listen to the lectures just now and the way he talks annoys me to no end..im going to do it but i have NO idea how I will tolerate that for 6 hours

and also..I JUST FINISHED MY OUTLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:::dances:::

..onto bigger better things now haha

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby Amy wineBerry » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:48 am

I'm going through the E&E and doing Cali Lessons now, and will use GG and Crunchtime the two days before the exam.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby beach_terror » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:52 am

goosey wrote:
keg411 wrote:Freer and brute force.



i tried to listen to the lectures just now and the way he talks annoys me to no end..im going to do it but i have NO idea how I will tolerate that for 6 hours

and also..I JUST FINISHED MY OUTLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:::dances:::

..onto bigger better things now haha

Buy his hornbook. Thing is fucking golden.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby Gatriel » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:12 am

Going over class notes. CaliLessons. Practice Exams.

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Re: Civ Pro - How are you preparing?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:26 am

No outline :( b/c it is closed book. I'm just testing and memorizing




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