1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:37 am

At a bar got drunk didn't study great decision

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:38 am

Still at the library. Hate life.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stewie27 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:49 am

Went to professor's house for a book discussion. Got buzzed. Didn't study. Solid night.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:49 am

Skipped Civ Pro and spent the day actually learning some Civ Pro from Freer.
Wtf was I doing trying to learn from the casebook all semester?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby TTTLS » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:04 am

TTTLS wrote:If any of you are hopelessly distracted by the internet, here's something that can help: http://getcoldturkey.com/
QF new page.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:20 am

reasonable troll wrote:Skipped Civ Pro and spent the day actually learning some Civ Pro from Freer.
Wtf was I doing trying to learn from the casebook all semester?


QFT. Freer will sing CivPro to you like an angel. When you listen to him, it's like all these words you've heard all semester that seemed familiar actually make sense.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Lasers » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:34 am

contracts is the hardest 1L class and no one can convince me otherwise.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:24 am

Lasers wrote:contracts is the hardest 1L class and no one can convince me otherwise.


Excuse me, but did you even go to Constitutional Law?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:37 am

crossarmant wrote:
Lasers wrote:contracts is the hardest 1L class and no one can convince me otherwise.


Excuse me, but did you even go to Constitutional Law Property?


My order of all my substantive 1L classes:

Property
K 1
Civ Pro 1
K 2
Con Law 1
Civ Pro 2
Crim Law
Torts

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:41 am

Hmm....

ConLaw
Contracts
Property
CivPro
Crim
Torts

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:47 am

crossarmant wrote:
reasonable troll wrote:Skipped Civ Pro and spent the day actually learning some Civ Pro from Freer.
Wtf was I doing trying to learn from the casebook all semester?


QFT. Freer will sing CivPro to you like an angel. When you listen to him, it's like all these words you've heard all semester that seemed familiar actually make sense.


Where do I get these Freer lectures. I saw that I can buy them in cassettes is this the only way? Are there downloads? or at least cds?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:50 am

BarBri.

If you're having trouble with CivPro, I highly recommend Acing CivPro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby drmguy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:07 am

Conlaw

The rest

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:45 am

drmguy wrote:Conlaw

The rest


Indeed.

Descending difficulty
1. ConLaw
2. CivPro
3. Crim
4. Contracts
5. Property
6. Torts

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:05 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:BarBri.

If you're having trouble with CivPro, I highly recommend Acing CivPro.


Thanks. Not so much trouble I have the E&E and its pretty straightforward just looking for something to tie everything together. Still Acing? or go with the lectures? Also, one more question. If I sign up for BarBri can I change the state if I need to in a couple years?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Flips88 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:06 am

crossarmant wrote:
drmguy wrote:Conlaw

The rest


Indeed.

Descending difficulty
1. ConLaw
2. CivPro
3. Crim
4. Contracts
5. Property
6. Torts

I would concur with this assessment. Though I think I'd tie Ks, Property, and Torts.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby reasonable troll » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:34 pm

w/r/t Freer, I'm actually using his supplement rather than listening to the lectures. not as colorful as the E&E but that's what I like about it. gets to the point quicker, IMO. seems to be the minority opinion though - everyone I know LOVEESSZSZSZ E&E so take that fwiw. i've heard good things about Acing as well.


Mike12188 wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:BarBri.

If you're having trouble with CivPro, I highly recommend Acing CivPro.


Thanks. Not so much trouble I have the E&E and its pretty straightforward just looking for something to tie everything together. Still Acing? or go with the lectures? Also, one more question. If I sign up for BarBri can I change the state if I need to in a couple years?



in other news, 2 weeks of class left and each day i have less desire to attend. 1st-semester me would beat the shit out of current me. lolexamz

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:58 pm

reasonable troll wrote:in other news, 2 weeks of class left and each day i have less desire to attend. 1st-semester me would beat the shit out of current me. lolexamz


Same boat. I'm just having a hard time shaking myself into getting really proactive. I am going to try and get motivated tomorrow and spend the day at office hours/studying/outlining/doing Siegel's and Q&As for class, etc. But I'll probably lose focus, my mind will wander off, and I'll go home and look at cat pictures on reddit all day. FML

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sapientia » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:23 pm

This is completely out of step with other poasters, but it is how it has turned out for me.

Descending difficulty
1. ConLaw
2. Crim
3. Torts
4. Contracts
5. Civpro
6. Property

Of coarse, I'll probably want to amend this list when I recieve grades. It'll do for now, though.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Lasers » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:03 pm

for me it's (hardest to easiest):
1. contracts
2. con law
3. civ pro
4. crim law
5. torts
6. property

high variability among us...which isn't surprising.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:05 pm

Acing CivPro...

Image

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Dany » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:06 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Acing CivPro...

Image

Is it good for jurisdiction stuff? That's all we're doing in Civ Pro II.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:09 pm

It was good for personal/subject matter jurisdiction because it's the author of my casebook so the cases matched up perfectly, which is important for PJ...I found the Arthur Miller tapes excellent for that topic. I'll send what Gooch sent me too, its been damn useful.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Dany » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:10 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:It was good for personal/subject matter jurisdiction because it's the author of my casebook so the cases matched up perfectly, which is important for PJ...I found the Arthur Miller tapes excellent for that topic. I'll send what Gooch sent me too, its been damn useful.

ty ty

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby alicrimson » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:19 pm

Just completed 7 hours of briefing. This nonsense will be out of my life soon enough. I would also like to sing the praises of Freer for Civ Pro. I haven't purchased Acing Civ Pro, but am considering it despite my collection of Glannon civ pro supplements. Tomorrow will entail summer job absurdity but I'm hoping to get a bit of time to study/slay the brief dragon.




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