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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:04 pm

yeah. i've got an exam tomorrow instead i'm on here arguing about fucking contingent remainders despite the fact that my property final was fucking 8 days ago.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:44 pm

Second exam today. Feel like meh about it. Hoping I didn't just do median, but that is what it feels like right now. We'll see. It was a ton of multiple choice. Hate that.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:46 pm

Ugh, think I bombed my property final today. I don't think I touched on enough issues, maybe not even half. There was simply no time even though I was typing at 80+ WPM nonstop. Had to cut short a lot of my answers and not even finish them cause I had to move on.

Can any upperclassmen give any reassuring stories for my motivation? Anyone think they did really bad, but actually ended up doing really well?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:49 pm

I think the thing that CivPro has taught me the most is [1] Federalism is the dumbest form of government organization, and [2] State borders in the U.S. are absolutely asinine and need to be redrawn taking in consideration cultures and population centers.

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Postby alicrimson » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:21 pm

adonai wrote:Ugh, think I bombed my property final today. I don't think I touched on enough issues, maybe not even half. There was simply no time even though I was typing at 80+ WPM nonstop. Had to cut short a lot of my answers and not even finish them cause I had to move on.

Can any upperclassmen give any reassuring stories for my motivation? Anyone think they did really bad, but actually ended up doing really well?


If you search the forum, you will find tons of stories. How do I know? Did it for crim law. Cutting answers sucks. I had to do it too, though mine was because we have a strict word limit 4/5 exams I cut my answers and hit the word limit exactly on the number. Was I speaking broken English in a couple paragraphs? Yes. Is it worth it to keep an extra issue in? Certainly hope so.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:25 pm

So, I don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but I have an exam on monday and I don't know what to do to study anymore at this point. I don't want to slack, but I know my outline, I'm out of practice exams, and I don't know what to do for the next two days. Ideas?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rocon7383 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:31 pm

anybody re-considering career paths yet?

More specifically, does anyone else want to drop out and become a scuba instructor in Maui? Or is that just me?

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Postby johansantana21 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:31 pm

rocon7383 wrote:anybody re-considering career paths yet?

More specifically, does anyone else want to drop out and become a scuba instructor in Maui? Or is that just me?


I'm seriously going to drop out.

Please let me get below median so I can convince myself that staying in = 100% financial suicide.

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Postby ilovesf » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:35 pm

rocon7383 wrote:anybody re-considering career paths yet?

More specifically, does anyone else want to drop out and become a scuba instructor in Maui? Or is that just me?

No, I'm kind of scared of scuba diving.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rocon7383 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:47 pm

ilovesf wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:anybody re-considering career paths yet?

More specifically, does anyone else want to drop out and become a scuba instructor in Maui? Or is that just me?

No, I'm kind of scared of scuba diving.



what about Zipline instructor??? I heard Maui has the second longest one in the world?

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Postby ilovesf » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:50 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:anybody re-considering career paths yet?

More specifically, does anyone else want to drop out and become a scuba instructor in Maui? Or is that just me?

No, I'm kind of scared of scuba diving.



what about Zipline instructor??? I heard Maui has the second longest one in the world?

scared of heights :oops:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Socraticfanatic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:51 pm

It usually is true that people who think they did bad actually did well, depending on why you think you did bad. If you think you did bad because you clearly made erroneous statements than that's one thing, but if you knew the material enough to understand just how complex and difficult it was, than that's actually an indicator that you understood it better than everyone else. These exams seem easy to people who graze over crucial issues that have tension with one another. I thought I failed my first series of finals and ended up getting a 3.87 my first semester. The same exact thing happened last semester. Stop thinking about it and finish strong. That will make the difference.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:53 pm

Socraticfanatic wrote:It usually is true that people who think they did bad actually did well, depending on why you think you did bad. If you think you did bad because you clearly made erroneous statements than that's one thing, but if you knew the material enough to understand just how complex and difficult it was, than that's actually an indicator that you understood it better than everyone else. These exams seem easy to people who graze over crucial issues that have tension with one another. I thought I failed my first series of finals and ended up getting a 3.87 my first semester. The same exact thing happened last semester. Stop thinking about it and finish strong. That will make the difference.

That's what all my BTDT friends are telling me right now.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby alicrimson » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:56 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:anybody re-considering career paths yet?

More specifically, does anyone else want to drop out and become a scuba instructor in Maui? Or is that just me?

No, I'm kind of scared of scuba diving.



what about Zipline instructor??? I heard Maui has the second longest one in the world?

I've decided if I do poorly, I'm going to become a cop. Or some kind of lackluster gold digger. Maybe a teacher? Likely a cop. Good pension, people must respect your authori-tay, and I think I'd be good in the uniform. The whole career plan is somewhat ironic given that the class I believe is going to sink me is crim but its a funny world we live in.

Question: do teachers ever throw out exam questions? I ask because my whole section is freaking out over a question where there was (in my opinion) a kind of obvious typo that was meant to go one way but said something else. About three quarters of the class (or my sample size...meaning, folks I overheard talking about it and clowns talking it up on the facebook group....GOD) picked up on the typo, stated they caught the typo and went with it. One or two are digging their heels in and are saying well "it said x". Then the whole debate came up. Wondering if anyone has heard of this? Our prof warned us that he is highly prone to typos and switching party names around. You'd think he'd proof read, as its kind of the whole grade but....whatever. I would think a prof would be too proud to throw out but I forget sometimes they are humans too. Anyone hear of this going on?
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:58 pm

I don't even know what I could possibly do if I do poorly. I was a social worker before and I can't afford to go back to that with my $20K debt fo rliving expenses I've racked up even though I have full tuition.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:01 pm

I hear the Cheers theme song coming from the other room and I'm too lazy/busy/stressed out/all of the above to go tell my kids to turn it off an go to bed. Hopefully it isn't too inappropriate of an episode.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby alicrimson » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:03 pm

AlexanderSupertramp wrote:I hear the Cheers theme song coming from the other room and I'm too lazy/busy/stressed out/all of the above to go tell my kids to turn it off an go to bed. Hopefully it isn't too inappropriate of an episode.


The Santa Clause is on. They played it. Finshed exam tonight. Taking it easy. The theme was being played there. Scary, I know.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Dany » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:03 pm

I want to drop out and go into real estate like Ken.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:04 pm

Dany wrote:I want to drop out and go into real estate like Ken.anything that I could work this hard and have a modicum of success rather than being unemployed at slightly below median at the school equivalent of a 5 inch penis


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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:04 pm

alicrimson wrote:
AlexanderSupertramp wrote:I hear the Cheers theme song coming from the other room and I'm too lazy/busy/stressed out/all of the above to go tell my kids to turn it off an go to bed. Hopefully it isn't too inappropriate of an episode.


The Santa Clause is on. They played it. Finshed exam tonight. Taking it easy. The theme was being played there. Scary, I know.

Thanks, TLS!!!!! :lol:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:15 pm

Just to clarify: Goodyear changed the standard for general jurisdiction over a corporate defendant from that they had to have "continuous and systematic" contacts to that they must "essentially be at home", right? I believe the professor said that, it's tricky because the talk of "essentially at home" still left it ambiguous and we could possibly argue what is meant by 'essentially'.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jarv1506 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:16 pm

All exams done as of noon! Boom! Now its time to forget everything...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:18 pm

crossarmant wrote:Just to clarify: Goodyear changed the standard for general jurisdiction over a corporate defendant from that they had to have "continuous and systematic" contacts to that they must "essentially be at home", right? I believe the professor said that, it's tricky because the talk of "essentially at home" still left it ambiguous and we could possibly argue what is meant by 'essentially'.

That is not how my prof. explained it. He said it essentially just reiterated and solidified CSS contacts in stone as the gold standard for General Jdx. But follow your prof's interpretation.

Does anybody here think it is worthwhile redoing practice exams that you've done for a prof., but semi-forgot due to time? Running out of materials here.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:20 pm

jarv1506 wrote:All exams done as of noon! Boom! Now its time to forget everything...

sooo jelly.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:24 pm

ilovesf wrote:
jarv1506 wrote:All exams done as of noon! Boom! Now its time to forget everything...

sooo jelly.

Not jelly, imad :x




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