2L. No motivation

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:00 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:What is it about TLS people on this one? While there are a small minority of us in class clearly not giving a damn, there are alarming numbers of kids still showing up in gunner mode.

I have a feeling that 2L syndrome is not as prevalent as here suggested, and that the curve is going to eat me alive in a month.


+ A million. Most of my friends read, highlight and outline. I don't even know what the reading assignment is half the time.


Feels slightly better that it isn't just me. There are literally more gunners in one class I'm taking now than there were people who ranked above me in my entire school 1L. I realized this about two weeks ago, and have been freaking out ever since: at least two nightmares per night involving shitty grades.

It's finally motivation time for me.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby goosey » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:08 pm

mrloblaw wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:What is it about TLS people on this one? While there are a small minority of us in class clearly not giving a damn, there are alarming numbers of kids still showing up in gunner mode.

I have a feeling that 2L syndrome is not as prevalent as here suggested, and that the curve is going to eat me alive in a month.


+ A million. Most of my friends read, highlight and outline. I don't even know what the reading assignment is half the time.


Feels slightly better that it isn't just me. There are literally more gunners in one class I'm taking now than there were people who ranked above me in my entire school 1L. I realized this about two weeks ago, and have been freaking out ever since: at least two nightmares per night involving shitty grades.

It's finally motivation time for me.


maybe those that did not as well are working harder and those that did decent or well have just gotten "comfortable" in their exam taking abilities.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby emorystud2010 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:09 pm

Haven't read through the thread, but I have to agree that motivation has been hard to come by. Aside from Contract Drafting, aka legal writing with contracts, there hasn't been much incentive to do much until now.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby quadsixm » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:42 pm

Okay seriously. Anybody trying to start outlining yet? Ever?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby IAFG » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:58 pm

quadsixm wrote:Okay seriously. Anybody trying to start outlining yet? Ever?

This semester I think I'm just going in fresh. Not gonna wear my brain out with all that "outlining" and "reading" shit before I go into exams.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Grizz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:27 pm

quadsixm wrote:Okay seriously. Anybody trying to start outlining yet? Ever?

Yeah, gonna try to crank out some crim pro tonight. Dude looooves cases. So I gotta throw in lots of cases.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:22 pm

Grizz wrote:
quadsixm wrote:Okay seriously. Anybody trying to start outlining yet? Ever?

Yeah, gonna try to crank out some crim pro tonight. Dude looooves cases. So I gotta throw in lots of cases.


I once counted the number of cases (including squibs) from one of my crim pro assignments. 28. This is going to be the longest outline ever.

FML :(

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby goosey » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:24 pm

quadsixm wrote:Okay seriously. Anybody trying to start outlining yet? Ever?



started...so far from done. its so overwhelming.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:29 pm

This thread is over. Anybody who isn't motivated at this point is crazy.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:10 pm

IAFG wrote:
quadsixm wrote:Okay seriously. Anybody trying to start outlining yet? Ever?

This semester I think I'm just going in fresh. Not gonna wear my brain out with all that "outlining" and "reading" shit before I go into exams.


I've had good luck with finding someone else's outline, and learning the class that way.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:13 pm

c3pO4 wrote:This thread is over. Anybody who isn't motivated at this point is crazy.


Unless you are unemployed or a slow learner is plenty of time.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby IAFG » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:This thread is over. Anybody who isn't motivated at this point is crazy.


Unless you are unemployed or a slow learner is plenty of time.

Since I only have 2 real exams, I wasn't even planning on starting trying to prep for at least another week. And since there's only one class where I am at real risk of not getting a Gentleman's A-... it may be a good deal longer than that.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:30 pm

IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:This thread is over. Anybody who isn't motivated at this point is crazy.


Unless you are unemployed or a slow learner is plenty of time.

Since I only have 2 real exams, I wasn't even planning on starting trying to prep for at least another week. And since there's only one class where I am at real risk of not getting a Gentleman's A-... it may be a good deal longer than that.


We've got a lot of good admin outlines. It should only take 3-4 days to learn that shit.

I think restructuring will be harder.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby IAFG » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:34 pm

Esp since that exam will almost certainly be a Tobias Funke exam.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby IAFG » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:43 pm

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:11 pm

I still am literally yet to open a book for Admin.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:15 pm

romothesavior wrote:
irish017 wrote:Anyone else STILL feeling this way?

I ended up watching 2 episodes of the west wing tonight instead of reading for PR.

Bleh.

Midterm tomorrow (ungraded, thankfully) I haven't studied for. Moot court brief due in a week that I haven't started. Haven't read in Crim Pro in weeks. Law Review note topic sucks. Sit in class all day sending emails, kickin' it on Facebook, and talkin' to you n00bs on TLS.

Don't care.

Pass me another beer. 8)


Can't wait for 2L year!!!

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby IAFG » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:17 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:I still am literally yet to open a book for Admin.

Did you go get it from your package room yet?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby romothesavior » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:43 pm

IAFG wrote:I still cannot muster up sufficient "give a fuck" despite passing every milestone that I thought would mark the point where I started giving a fuck again.

Agreed.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:50 pm

IAFG wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I still am literally yet to open a book for Admin.

Did you go get it from your package room yet?

Nope. I think the doorpeople are starting to get mad at me for not picking up my packages.

Maybe tomorrow I will pick it up. I still won't open the box, but it will make me feel like I've done something for that class.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby jkay » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:01 pm

Currently reading COA Affordable Care Act decisions and considering copying/pasting useful rule application from cases we have read into Conlaw outline that I have not even considered starting yet.

See e.g. http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/o ... 340594.pdf "The shift to the “substantial effects” doctrine in the early twentieth century recognized the reality that national economic problems are often the result of millions of individuals engaging in behavior that, in isolation, is seemingly unrelated to interstate commerce. See Lopez, 514 U.S. at 555-56."

And

"Cases since Wickard have minimized the significance of any particular individual’s behavior yet further. They have repeatedly confirmed that the actual impact of any one individual’s conduct on interstate commerce is immaterial, so long as a rational basis exists for believing that a congressional
enactment, as a whole, substantially relates to interstate commerce. Raich, 545 U.S. at 17-19; Lopez, 514 U.S. at 557."


Genius.....or retard?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby romothesavior » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:10 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:This thread is over. Anybody who isn't motivated at this point is crazy.


Unless you are unemployed or a slow learner is plenty of time.

+1. Tons of time to get ready. An outline can be made and a subject matter mastered in a week or so.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:14 pm

Good lord, what happened to this thread??? Last time I was here it was filled by colleagues who didn't give a f***, and now people are talking about being motivated and how it is late to start outlining--in early November??

SMH. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I came here because I really didn't give a f*** and I still don't, not to hear a bunch of closet gunners get themselves motivated.

Ok, maybe I care just a little bit, but this isn't the thread for it.

:lol:

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby de5igual » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:56 pm

4 exams, of which 1 is a B-school exam off-the-curve and another one is P/F.

So 2 real exams—both of which you can't really outline for (Fed Inc Tax and Sec Credit)

Looks like I'm watching Millionaire Matchmaker tonight!

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:36 am

Couldn't fall asleep, so I got my crim pro outline up to date. 1 outline down, 2 more to go?




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