Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

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Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby phonepro » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:58 pm

Just took my crim final. No murder or anything we spent half the semester on.

The fact pattern was on health insurance fraud and consolidated theft statute. -________________________-. so glad i spent the past 2 weeks memorizing everything.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:06 pm

Our 3 hour final exam was only on opportunity to be heard.

No Erie, no personal jurisdiction and no subject-matter.

Not even service of process.

3 hours solely on opportunity to be heard.

We spent only one class talking about that topic.

I believe it's hard to top that.

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Postby grrrstick » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:56 pm

My Con Law final was 60-70% on the historical background of the 14th A. I think we spent 10 minutes in class on that. Never mentioned in any previous exam we had access to. It's ridiculous when professors endorse the cramming at the end of the semester by essentially making it a lottery to see who happened to look up that stuff on wikipedia the day before.

Alright, I'm over it. Mostly. :evil:

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Postby BruceWayne » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:00 pm

That's part of the challenge of law school my friend. You have to figure out

1. What small part of the large number of topics will be covered on the exam?
2. What type of exam does this teacher like to give? (Issue spotter, policy focused, hybrid?)
3. Does this professor like you to make a few detailed strong arguments, or do they like volume--lots of arguments that go in every direction that are summed up quickly?
4. Does my professor like it when students break down a rule and explains how all of the elements required are or aren't present?

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby nealric » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:19 pm

The bar exam tests about 10% of what you learn in barbri.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:35 pm

nealric wrote:The bar exam tests about 10% of what you learn in barbri.



good to know

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby SeymourShowz » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:29 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:Our 3 hour final exam was only on opportunity to be heard.

No Erie, no personal jurisdiction and no subject-matter.

Not even service of process.

3 hours solely on opportunity to be heard.

We spent only one class talking about that topic.

I believe it's hard to top that.


Wow... that really is amazing.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby go4hls » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:51 pm

SeymourShowz wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Our 3 hour final exam was only on opportunity to be heard.

No Erie, no personal jurisdiction and no subject-matter.

Not even service of process.

3 hours solely on opportunity to be heard.

We spent only one class talking about that topic.

I believe it's hard to top that.


Wow... that really is amazing.


That is kinda ridiculous, esp. since opportunity to be heard has nothing to do with 95% of what you would actually be using Civ-Pro for (aka the FRCP).

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby fathergoose » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:54 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:Our 3 hour final exam was only on opportunity to be heard.

No Erie, no personal jurisdiction and no subject-matter.

Not even service of process.

3 hours solely on opportunity to be heard.

We spent only one class talking about that topic.

I believe it's hard to top that.

Ours was almost entirely hickman or hickman related discovery. I would have spent a large amount of money that pleadings would have been on there after how much time we spent on it, but not even a short answer question on it.

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Postby missinglink » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:47 am

Yep. And I was so pissed afterward.

If I had spent the last two weeks doing premises liability, I would have been set for the exam.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby 20160810 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:09 am

My property final omitted or glossed over about 50% of the course. Most of the shit I studied was in that 50%. I was happy to get a B and be done with the whole sordid affair.

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Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:39 am

My con law final had us discuss whether or not one statute would withstand a challenge. Statute had three parts, and we had to discuss both if it were a state statute or a federal statute.

Oh, and we had to discuss it in 5 specific supreme courts (4 historical and the present).

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Postby dood » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:52 am

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby teqniqal » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:46 am

My contracts final was Neri v. Marine Corp and the question was "What was the proper amount of damages?"

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby iagolives » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:37 am

SBL wrote:My property final omitted or glossed over about 50% of the course. Most of the shit I studied was in that 50%.


This was my experience with property. Only except it was limited to information we learned in the first three weeks and the last three weeks. There was a solid 2ish months in the middle I could have gone to Mazatlan and it wouldn't have mattered in the least.

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Postby piccolittle » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:45 am

nealric wrote:The bar exam tests about 10% of what you learn in barbri.


TCR.

So glad I memorized the elements and defenses to the crime of writing a bad check. Literally, that was the crim essay.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby wiseowl » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:59 am

Last year my Ks prof used the UCC almost every day in class. The way he was talking made it seem that if you didn't know every bit of it cold, you were sunk.

Exam day: not a single shred of UCC to be found.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby macattaq » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:20 pm

Yes. My first semester K final essay was on shrinkwrap. We talked about it for 5 minutes in class. Jerk.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby macattaq » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:21 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:My con law final had us discuss whether or not one statute would withstand a challenge. Statute had three parts, and we had to discuss both if it were a state statute or a federal statute.

Oh, and we had to discuss it in 5 specific supreme courts (4 historical and the present).


WTF is this nonsense? Your prof is a closet sadist, isn't he?

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:22 pm

My crim final yesterday actually had stuff we never studied. Half the test was multiple choice that we are pretty sure was just recycled from past years. There were questions about entrapment, causation, accomplice liability - all stuff we never got to.

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Postby Sauer Grapes » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:13 pm

macattaq wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:My con law final had us discuss whether or not one statute would withstand a challenge. Statute had three parts, and we had to discuss both if it were a state statute or a federal statute.

Oh, and we had to discuss it in 5 specific supreme courts (4 historical and the present).


WTF is this nonsense? Your prof is a closet sadist, isn't he?

Actually, no, he's upfront about it (that he's a sadist, not about what was going to be on the test). Nothing closet at all.

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Re: Anyone have a test lacking 90% of the content of the course!

Postby dudnaito » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:15 pm

property exam where we had 3 ?'s and only one of them was issues based. The other one was a one sentence ? about how i would define "public use" in eminent domain context (or at least I'm assuming). The other ? was about a f'n fictional agrarian tribe in Africa that just went through a massive war where everyone's been sent to camps for 3-5 years. We were asked to come up with public policies and develop estate laws and systems. A lot of issues to talk about, but no social context, cause most of what we studied was based on U.S. society, so half of my outline: the nuanced interpretations and public policy rationales that i had in my outline went completely unused. I basically just winged that one.

Spent so much damn time on landlord/tenant relationship, conceptual severance, etc... and NADA




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