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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 23402385985 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:42 pm

Does anyone else have Civ Pro II (Rules) before Civ Pro I (Jurisdiction)? It feels so weird being tested on the rules without knowing much at all about jurisdiction (save what I read in the E&E).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby thegrayman » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:44 pm

this thread could use a little more K-bell

regarding second restatement section 261 - discharge by supervening impracticability. one of the examples is as follows:

"A contracts to produce a movie for B. As B knows, A's only source of funds is a $100,000 deposit in C bank. C bank fails, and A does not produce the movie. A's duty to produce the movie is not discharged, and A is liable to B for breach of contract."

Is A liable because the event was not one the non-occurrence of which both parties were relying on? Only A was relying on the bank not failing?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby theavrock » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:06 pm

joncrooshal wrote:Does anyone else have Civ Pro II (Rules) before Civ Pro I (Jurisdiction)? It feels so weird being tested on the rules without knowing much at all about jurisdiction (save what I read in the E&E).


Yep that's the way my school teaches it. I haven't really found it to be that weird, but then again I'm sure I don't know what I am missing when it comes to Erie doctrine.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rocon7383 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:19 pm

skw wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Does anyone have any written Torts exams with model answers? I'd be interested writting them out and comparing my responces. Most of the ones I have found online are just too simple, a half page with instructions to look for negligence COAs. I would like to try out some real questions but unfortunately this is my professors first time teaching torts and I don't have any models. I understand each professors style is different, thats why Im more interested in the hypos.


This is a great resource for all subjects, and I found the Torts exams with answers especially helpful.
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wowww, thank you. :D

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Extension_Cord » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:23 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
skw wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Does anyone have any written Torts exams with model answers? I'd be interested writting them out and comparing my responces. Most of the ones I have found online are just too simple, a half page with instructions to look for negligence COAs. I would like to try out some real questions but unfortunately this is my professors first time teaching torts and I don't have any models. I understand each professors style is different, thats why Im more interested in the hypos.


This is a great resource for all subjects, and I found the Torts exams with answers especially helpful.
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wowww, thank you. :D


Dont forget this one!

http://law.widener.edu/lawlibrary/servi ... hive.aspx#

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:49 pm

Just met with my property professor, I feel SO much better about my exam on Thursday.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dabomb75 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:52 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
skw wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:Does anyone have any written Torts exams with model answers? I'd be interested writting them out and comparing my responces. Most of the ones I have found online are just too simple, a half page with instructions to look for negligence COAs. I would like to try out some real questions but unfortunately this is my professors first time teaching torts and I don't have any models. I understand each professors style is different, thats why Im more interested in the hypos.


This is a great resource for all subjects, and I found the Torts exams with answers especially helpful.
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wowww, thank you. :D


Dont forget this one!

http://law.widener.edu/lawlibrary/servi ... hive.aspx#


and this one:

http://lawmedia.pepperdine.edu/exam/examlookup.php


I've been using those 3 sources for all my torts exams

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:05 pm

ilovesf wrote:Just met with my property professor, I feel SO much better about my exam on Thursday.



I cannot begin to stress how important a meeting with a professor is. I did sample answers to old exams and met with the professor afterward to discuss the answer and every class I did that in, I did vastly better. Most professors will tell you what you did right and wrong, where you need to work, and most importantly, what they like to see on exams. Structure, case cites, etc. You can pick up so much useful information.

Highly, highly, highly recommended.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonlawchick » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:47 pm

Glannon gave a presentation on torts exams at our school today. I was absurdly excited about this.

Is anyone else really sick of learning things? I feel like I cannot fit any more information in my head, I just want to go over what I already know but we have another full week of class.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 071816 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:38 pm

How many practice exams are you guys planning on doing per class? I was think between two and four, depending on how much time I have.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:41 pm

How many practice tests are all of you taking?

Here's my plan:

K = 2
Torts = 3
Civ Pro = 2

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby $peppercorn » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:46 pm

chimp wrote:How many practice exams are you guys planning on doing per class? I was think between two and four, depending on how much time I have.


So far Ive done 1 or 2 for each class, but practiced with outlining my answers and quickly noting nuances to discuss with a lot more exams. Also, my finals start this Friday.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:01 pm

im doing 2 for each...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:23 pm

2-3 each. Doing 20 for a single class is just overkill.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:56 pm

I've been doing problems from the contract's E&E all day and I'm really awful at issue spotting. Like, really really bad. I don't know if its inattention or what, but I always manage to miss quite a few issues. Any helpful tips? I've done LEEWS, read GTM, done all that stuff...I feel like at this point my analysis is good, it's spotting the actual issues I'm having trouble with.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dabomb75 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:11 pm

I keep trying to do practice exams from other professors for torts, but invariably I run into defamation, or products liability, or other stuff our class doesn't cover, so it's really hard for me to actually do a full practice test.

My professor only has 2 old exams available, so I'm trying to do others, but looks like I'm only going to really get to do 2 full tests.

Also medmal is by far the worst part of torts

Goal is to do somewhere between 3 and 5 practice tests for each class, preferably closer to the 5 for most of my classes
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby $peppercorn » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:12 pm

SilverE2 wrote:I've been doing problems from the contract's E&E all day and I'm really awful at issue spotting. Like, really really bad. I don't know if its inattention or what, but I always manage to miss quite a few issues. Any helpful tips? I've done LEEWS, read GTM, done all that stuff...I feel like at this point my analysis is good, it's spotting the actual issues I'm having trouble with.

All I can think of is for you to use a checklist

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby lalala21 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:15 pm

I find that checklist's really help with spotting issues (especially since I think K's is somewhat checklist friendly). However, I am a 1L - so take it for what it is worth

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:25 pm

You should have a 1-page checklist of all the issues presented in the course. Not that lists rules or exceptions or whatever, but just lists all the issues to check off.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby RPK34 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:58 pm

As far as contracts, I made a flow chart, and it got rid of all of the issue spotting issues I had.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:05 pm

If only Congress could pass a law outlawing diversity jurisdiction before my civ pro final on friday...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby introversional » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:34 pm

RPK34 wrote:As far as contracts, I made a flow chart, and it got rid of all of the issue spotting issues I had.


What are your thoughts on Parol Evidence? How does the judge go about determining whether or not the writing is completely or partially integrated while considering whether or not the parol evidence is or isn't consistent? This is a very oxymoronic doctrine. I dislike it.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:23 pm

RPK34 wrote:As far as contracts, I made a flow chart, and it got rid of all of the issue spotting issues I had.


Care to share it?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:24 pm

Iceman389 wrote:If only Congress could pass a law outlawing diversity jurisdiction before my civ pro final on friday...

lol

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby $peppercorn » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:56 pm

Gettingstarted1928 wrote:
RPK34 wrote:As far as contracts, I made a flow chart, and it got rid of all of the issue spotting issues I had.


Care to share it?


+1




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