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2L exam prep thread

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:25 pm

Are you an asspie gunner? This thread is for you.

Do you have an offer but are trying not to fail? This thread is for you.

Offerless and want to bring your grades up? This thread is for you.

Just don't give a shit? See http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=168213

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby IAFG » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:29 pm

Helmholtz wrote:2L grades don't matter, guys. No worries.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:35 pm

IAFG wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:2L grades don't matter, guys. No worries.

Just trying to not fail miserably, personally. Definitely not an insufferable clerkship gunner.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:35 am

Grizz wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:2L grades don't matter, guys. No worries.

Just trying to not fail miserably, personally. Definitely not an insufferable clerkship gunner.


Above is me. :cry:

But does insufferable have to follow from still being a striver as a 2L?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby keg411 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:44 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Grizz wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:2L grades don't matter, guys. No worries.

Just trying to not fail miserably, personally. Definitely not an insufferable clerkship gunner.


Above is me. :cry:

But does insufferable have to follow from still being a striver as a 2L?


Yes. hth.
Plan to start my Chapter 11 paper today. Let's see if it actually happens.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:21 pm

Grizz wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:2L grades don't matter, guys. No worries.

Just trying to not fail miserably, personally. Definitely not an insufferable clerkship gunner.


Is it bad that I have zero interest in doing a clerkship?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby keg411 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:25 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
Grizz wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:2L grades don't matter, guys. No worries.

Just trying to not fail miserably, personally. Definitely not an insufferable clerkship gunner.


Is it bad that I have zero interest in doing a clerkship?


No.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:38 pm

I think I need to switch my home over to this thread from the no motivation thread. fake it till u make it, right?

I mean, I have motivation. a lot of it. I am just too lazy to do anything about it :)

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:02 pm

keg411 wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Grizz wrote:Just trying to not fail miserably, personally. Definitely not an insufferable clerkship gunner.


Above is me. :cry:

But does insufferable have to follow from still being a striver as a 2L?

Yes. hth.
Plan to start my Chapter 11 paper today. Let's see if it actually happens.


Fair enough.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Grizz » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Tried to outline last night and failed miserably. Hope I have better luck this afternoon.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:55 pm

keg411 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Is it bad that I have zero interest in doing a clerkship?


No.


Yeah, it's one of those weird things that people are telling me I "should" do, even after I mention that I'm concentrating on corporate and that I can't see it doing me much good. And I really have no interest in taking things like fedjur or admin law, or feeling pressure to build up relationships with profs for the purpose of getting some recs.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Grizz » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:00 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Is it bad that I have zero interest in doing a clerkship?


No.


Yeah, it's one of those weird things that people are telling me I "should" do, even after I mention that I'm concentrating on corporate and that I can't see it doing me much good. And I really have no interest in taking things like fedjur or admin law, or feeling pressure to build up relationships with profs for the purpose of getting some recs.

It's just another lawl school striver cred for a lot of people (though not all of them).

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby keg411 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:18 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Is it bad that I have zero interest in doing a clerkship?


No.


Yeah, it's one of those weird things that people are telling me I "should" do, even after I mention that I'm concentrating on corporate and that I can't see it doing me much good. And I really have no interest in taking things like fedjur or admin law, or feeling pressure to build up relationships with profs for the purpose of getting some recs.


If you want to do corporate, I'm pretty sure a clerkship is even less relevant. Just load up on transactional classes. And fuck Fed Courts and Admin. (Seriously, the idea of taking admin makes me want to jab a spork in my eye; I've heard nothing but awful things about that class)

Also, I realized the topic I wanted to use for my Chapter 11 paper was aimed at the MBA students in the class, so now I have to pick a new topic :(. Fail.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby dudders » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:31 pm

This feels exactly like 1L. Where keeping up with classes and my note is still getting in the way of outlining. "Easier" my ass.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:04 pm

dudders wrote:"Easier" my ass.


+1

I think its harder. I miss CL classes where the rule was just laid out in a case for you...statutes are a real pain.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby mrloblaw » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:01 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Is it bad that I have zero interest in doing a clerkship?


No.


Yeah, it's one of those weird things that people are telling me I "should" do, even after I mention that I'm concentrating on corporate and that I can't see it doing me much good. And I really have no interest in taking things like fedjur or admin law, or feeling pressure to build up relationships with profs for the purpose of getting some recs.


My God, you're lucky your school doesn't require that one. QUICK, SOMEONE EXPLAIN THE APA TO ME BEFORE MY FINAL. CHEVRON STEP ZERO? AGENCY FINDINGS OF FACT? ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS REVIEW? WTF?

Four real classes, ugh. Why couldn't I have feigned interest in those basketweaving and the law courses?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby quiver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:05 pm

goosey wrote:
dudders wrote:"Easier" my ass.


+1

I think its harder. I miss CL classes where the rule was just laid out in a case for you...statutes are a real pain.
100% agree. Statutes + the Supreme Court making things more confusing than they should be = nightmare

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby solotee » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:31 pm

In terms of studying, I felt like I wasted 1 or 2 days every week in 1L. Now I feel like I'm wasting every single day as a 2L. I fail miserably every day!

On the bright side, only two exams this fall 8)

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:10 pm

I have zero exams next semester. Unbelieveable. I plan on playing xbox for 2 weeks straight.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Grizz » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:17 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:I have zero exams next semester. Unbelieveable. I plan on playing xbox for 2 weeks straight.

I hate you.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby shepdawg » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:41 pm

No offer
= Studying my ass off
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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby keg411 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:12 pm

Grizz wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:I have zero exams next semester. Unbelieveable. I plan on playing xbox for 2 weeks straight.

I hate you.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Omerta » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:42 pm

Hi I'm an aspie gunner, I guess I'm in the right place!

Looking for practice exams for Fed Income Tax and Business Associations (preferably with model answers). Of course, I'll reciprocate if you're looking for any exam.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:19 pm

Omerta wrote:Hi I'm an aspie gunner, I guess I'm in the right place!

Looking for practice exams for Fed Income Tax and Business Associations (preferably with model answers). Of course, I'll reciprocate if you're looking for any exam.


PM'd.

I'm looking for the exact same thing (preferably MC).

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:26 pm

outlining trusts and estates tonight..after wasting all weekend. still havent read for tomorrow. boo.

but hey, at least I am doing *something* ::baby steps::




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